Students use their native and acquired language(s) to learn from and work cooperatively across cultures with global team members sharing responsibility and making necessary compromises while working toward a common goal.

Goals

  • Students articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively through speaking and writing.
  • Students demonstrate the ability to work effectively with diverse teams.
  • Students exercise flexibility and willingness to be helpful in making necessary compromises to accomplish a common goal.
  • Students assume shared responsibility for collaborative work.

Activities and Resources


Below are three tables that contain pages of activities and resources submitted by ISE staff and world language educators who have traveled abroad with students. The activities and resources listed in each table support the 21st century skill on this page in the context of a program abroad. Each table contains links to the activity that will support your student's skill building before you go on the program, while you are abroad and when you get back. Click on the name of the activity in the chart and you will go to that activity. You will be able to navigate back to any of the skills at any time using the navigation pane.

1. Before you go

Activity/Resource
Summary
Submitted by:
Language:
Expert Tour Guides
Assign students to be the expert tour guides to a site on location at your destination.
ISE, Amy Pitsker, Carla Harman
Any
French Scavenger Hunt - Before you go to France!
Students engage in a scavenger hunt before they leave for France
Andrea Behn
French





















2. While you are abroad

Activity/Resource
Summary
Submitted by:
Language:




Expert Tour Guides
Assign students to be the expert tour guides to a site on location at your destination.
ISE, Amy Pitsker, Carla Harman
Any
Scavenger Hunts!
Students have to work together on a scavenger hunt.
ISE, Jody Snow, Robbie Smalling
Any
La Brújula (Compass)
Students assigned as the group "compass" and are given a map to find the location of the next tour, restaurant, plaza, etc. Assign or take volunteers to read a map and they have to get the group from Point A to Point B. Each day or for each location there is a different "compass" to direct us where to go.
Kim Huegerich
Any




Actividad para romper el hielo (Ice Breaker Activity)
This activity forces students to talk to one another and get to know each other in the hotel.
Kim Huegerich
Spanish












3. When you get back

Activity/Resource
Summary
Submitted by:
Language:
Video Inspiration!
Students create a video or slideshow of their photos and video clips and then share with each other in a "reunion" grill-out. These can then be used as PR for the next trip!
Kim Huegerich
Any