Global Awareness-CTL: Exploring UAB International Student Backgrounds

This is a past event.

Presented for UAB faculty by Melissa Hawkins. Our early educational experiences shape what we bring to the university classroom. Investigate the educational cultures of our most common international student populations at UAB, with a particular focus on how those backgrounds might pose cross-cultural complexities to work through upon arrival in a U.S. educational context. Discover the key ways that you can be a "cultural broker" to your students in their adjustment to studies at UAB.

Part 1 (offered again next semester) discusses China, India, Taiwan, and South Korea.
Part 2 (offered October 11th) discusses Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and Mexico.

Registration is strongly encouraged for in-person attendance so that we can notify participants of any unexpected schedule changes and ensure that we have the correct amount of food if a meal is provided. UAB faculty are always welcome to show up to in-person CTL events without registering. However, if you do attend without registering, we ask that if food is being served, you wait until all pre-registered participants have gotten their food before serving yourself.

*Lunch will be served at this event. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or if your schedule changes and you are unable to attend.

Tuesday, October 11 at 11:30am to 1:00pm

Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, LHL 411 - CTL Classroom
1700 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233

Event Type

Training & Development, Workshop/Educational


Career & Professional Development

Target Audience

Faculty & Staff


Center for Teaching & Learning
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UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.