Student quotes about their TALK experience:
"TALK helped me open my eyes and not judge others."
"My TALK experience was very positive. I learned to listen to others and ask more questions."
"I liked how I could come here and share experiences, ideas, and thoughts on every day events with a small group of people--that, for me, is what university is about."
"Because of TALK, I am more alert when talking to people from other cultures. I also learned more about myself and I better understand my beliefs."
TALK is a voluntary 8-week program which brings groups of U.S. and international students together and engages them in informal, facilitated conversations about culture and intercultural communication. Through experience-based learning activities, participants discover the impact of culture on their daily lives, especially their interpersonal relationships with others.
Some session themes include:
- cultural identity
- culture clash
- international cooking
- intercultural relationships
- cultural values
Activities and discussions are guided by TALK facilitators to ensure students have the opportunity to get to know one another, to share their own cultures, and to challenge the complexity of cultural differences within a trusted environment.
TALK is not a club but a program where the same group of students, selected through an application process, commit to an 8-week program. All U.S. and international students (undergraduate and graduate) are invited to apply. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in intercultural awareness and getting to know a small, diverse group of students on campus. There are no readings or assignments -- only a commitment to the program and an openness to engage in activities and discussions!
Fall 2013 TALK Groups
Students accepted into the program must be able to attend one of two TALK groups for 8 consecutive weeks.
Applications for Fall 2013 are now open. Please click on the link above to apply, the deadline is 11:59 on Monday, September 9th.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or International Student & Scholar Services (410 Butler Pavilion) at 202-885-3350.