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Higher education administrators and student affairs staff on some residential campuses have attempted to be more inclusive of international students and their U.S. peers by creating co-curricular learning communities addressing intercultural living. Intercultural residential communities, like Cross Cultural Connections (CCC) at the University of Dayton, serve to support the transition to intercultural living for first-year students. Through eight interviews of former CCC residents, this qualitative, phenomenological study explored how the community cultivates intercultural competence. According to the Refined Developmental Trajectory of Intercultural Maturity (Perez, Shim, King, & Baxter Magolda, 2015), former residents of the CCC expressed varying levels of advancements of their intercultural competence. This study assesses the longitudinal success of the CCC's learning outcomes and gives suggestions for similar intercultural residential communities.
Savio Dennis Franco
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium poster
"Cross Cultural Connections: A Phenomenological Study of Intercultural Learning from Intercultural Living." (2018). Stander Symposium Posters. 1310.