The D.I.E. Model for Enhancing Cross-Cultural Learning in Study Abroad

By Dan Paracka, Director of Education Abroad, Kennesaw State University Promoting successful cross-cultural learning among students is a never-ending challenge for responsible study abroad leaders. One of the most valuable and popular tools is the D.I.E. model, which stands for describe, interpret and evaluate. [1] D.I.E. model DESCRIBE: Study abroad students are encouraged to describe in detail what they are experiencing, without judging and without jumping to conclusions about their...
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