Submitted by: ISE, Globalization 101

21st Century Skill: social and cross-cultural skills

Purpose: now is the time to explore the concepts and realities of culture. ISE has a Culture study units that I hope you can use with students as they prepare to grow their cultural competency abroad. Goals for The ISE Culture study units include:

  • Students will understand what culture is;
  • Students will know important concepts about culture such as products, practices and perspectives and how these relate to each other;
  • Students will apply learned cultural concepts to their own culture through interesting exercises and activities;
  • Students will develop critical thinking skills that will enable them to better evaluate and respond to cultural differences;
  • Students will be familiar with important trans-cultural issues they will likely encounter when abroad.


Time: 6-8 hours