Common Connections: Supporting The Engagement Of International And Multicultural Domestic Students At The University Of Minnesota


This collaboration between the University of Minnesota's Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE), the Multicultural Student Engagement (MSE) unit of the Office of Student Affairs, and the Minnesota English Language Program (MELP) involves cooperative civic engagement, leadership development and dialogue between international students (IS) and domestic, multicultural students. In addition to expanding support for English language writing and conversation for IS, programming will address the challenges that IS and multicultural students experience when doing academic group work. All participants will have opportunities for mutual learning, for gaining increased awareness of US and global diversity, and for developing skills and knowledge that will be helpful in working with diverse populations.