On Friday, June 22, nine international students from countries as diverse as Saudi Arabia and China traveled to the small town of Schulenburg, Texas to meet with AmeriCorps volunteers. The AmeriCorp volunteers had a wonderful home-cooked lunch waiting at the end of the two hour drive. As the two groups ate lunch together, they began to get to know one another. This process deepened throughout the day as they visited and went bowling together.
At the end of the day, they had created five virtual, multinational teams. This initial meeting was designed to begin formation of the relationships so necessary to such multinational teams. (See http://ezinearticles.com/?Multinational-Team-Building&id=1914472 .

Together, they will complete certain tasks from the Toolkit for Culture and Communication. The final meeting will be at the University of Houston, where the internationals study at the Language and Culture Center http://www.uh.edu/class/english/lcc/index.php , for a cultural festival.

This video highlights a few of the day’s activities.

 

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