With the guidance of a member of the Department of World Languages and Cultures, in this course, majors and minors in the department will prepare for their semester abroad by: a) establishing their personal academic, cultural awareness and personal growth goals for their semester abroad; b) considering the implications of longer-term options for study/residence abroad during or beyond college; c) analyzing representations of the target cultures that appear in various texts – written and visual; d) identifying potential cultural differences that they will encounter in verbal and nonverbal communication; e) analyzing examples of cultural conventions within a variety of contexts; and f) preparing academically, linguistically and personally for the semester abroad. This class meets once a week during the second half of the semester. Taught in English. Prerequisite: Acceptance into an Elon semester study abroad program for the following semester.

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