Thinking Globally

Thinking Globally

Thinking Globally is a discussion series sponsored by Modern Languages and Literatures since 2021. Sessions are hosted by faculty, staff, students, and community members who are native or near-native speakers of world languages and/or have experience living in another country. All are welcome to attend!

Our goal is to provide a space for open dialogue about how language and culture inform the ways we think and act; and to foster cultural humility and cross-cultural understanding.

We typically have 2-3 discussions each semester. Some of the topics previously covered:

  • Culture shock
  • Love & intimacy
  • Language & personality
  • Privacy & personal space
  • Food & the table
  • Health & well being
  • Humor
  • Death & dying
  • Cultural concepts of time

Check the CLAS calendar for upcoming sessions.

Please contact us if you want to suggest a topic or if you're interested in hosting a session: [email protected]

Thinking Globally in the News

"Students Share Experiences of Adversity Abroad in Culture Shock Event" (Lanthorn, Feb. 12, 2024)

"GV Faculty Discuss Health and Wellness in 'Thinking Globally' Series" (Lanthorn, Mar. 21, 2022)

"Thinking Globally Panel Discusses Love and Intimacy from around the World" (Lanthorn, Feb. 28, 2022)

"'Thinking Globally' Panel Explores Cultural Significance of Time" (Lanthorn, Sep. 20, 2021)

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