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The following learning goals have been established for all Earlham off-campus programs:
Intercultural Communication Skills and Cultural Competencies
- To gain an understanding of one's own cultural constructions, learn to be flexible in making cultural shifts in a new context, and learn to adapt to new cultural frameworks.
- To acquire language and communication skills to effectively interact within other cultures and culturally diverse groups.
Global Forces and Transnational Phenomena
- To learn how global forces and processes have affected ideas, groups, institutions, economies, and the natural environment.
- To analyze issues including social conflict, gender/class/ethnic/language issues, environmental challenges, and community aspirations within a local and global framework.
Personal Development and Transformation
- To take initiative to move out of one's comfort zones, to develop cultural humility, and to understand one's identity and role in relationship to others.
- To engage in meaningful reflection on one's own learning and with others to understand a larger context, and learn to assess one's own learning in light of multiple understandings of the world.
- To seek to understand situations from other points of view, and build inquisitiveness, confidence, and independence in life-long learning.
Social Responsibility and Transformation
- To develop effective skills, analytical tools, and ethical perspectives to make positive contributions for the betterment of the common good.
- To understand oneself as an agent of change, imagine alternatives to the world we live in, and work for justice, peace, and sustainability.