2013 CONFERENCE PRESENTER
Graduate Assistant and Peer Advisor, The University of Pennsylvania
Colleen Daley is a former Peace Corps volunteer with a strong passion for social justice issues, youth, languages, and religious and cross-cultural dialogue. As an undergraduate, she received top marks for her thesis examining the effects of Moroccan and Mexican immigration on immigrants and their host societies of Spain and the United States. During her Peace Corps service, Colleen was noted for her dedication to the Moroccan Arabic dialect and the understanding of the lives and culture of Moroccans. Fellow volunteers praised her for her “unfailing grace, level-headedness, and sensitivity.” After completing her Peace Corps service, Colleen spent an additional year in Morocco, leading American university students on immersion programs throughout Morocco, during which she facilitated many cross-cultural discussions between Moroccans and Americans on cultural, religious, and political differences between the two countries. In Fall 2011, Colleen began her Master’s in Intercultural Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, she plays flute in the nationally-recognized Philadelphia Arab Music Ensemble. She also is a recipient of a Critical Language Scholarship from the US Department of State, through which she spent the summer of 2012 studying Modern Standard Arabic in Salalah, Oman. She hopes to become fluent in Modern Standard Arabic, as part of her life goal of encouraging greater understanding between the United States and the Muslim world.
Experiential Learning Design: A Model to Bridge the "Theory-Practice" Gap in Intercultural Communication Education
Presenter(s): Colleen Daley, Graduate Assistant and Peer Advisor, The University of Pennsylvania; Evan Black, Student Affairs Coordinator, Peer Advisor, The University of Pennsylvania; and Sarvelia Peralta-Duran, Director of Alumni and Resident Engagement, International House Philadelphia
Level: Beginning and Intermediate
Delivery: Case Study
Keyword(s): Experiential Learning and Training of Trainers