College of Social Justice and Human Service. ISLA: International Summer Leadership Academy . College of Social Justice and Human Service. What is ISLA?. ISLA is an international travel educational experience organized for Master’s and Ph.D. students in the Higher Education Program
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ISLA: International Summer Leadership Academy
What is ISLA?
Modules of the Academy
Module 2 – The United States - Summer 2
Is funding available for participation in ISLA?
Why is ISLA important?
“in student affairs, multicultural competence may be defined as the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to work effectively and ethically across cultural differences”
-connect with individuals from a different culture and communicate well
-design initiatives that are culturally-appropriate
-remain professionally in a different culture
What students learned about:
-how the higher education system works in each of the countries we visited
-how a country’s culture is different from ours
We try to understand:
Did students become aware of:
-the value of the cultural differences we experienced
-their own beliefs and biases
-the variety of ways to stimulate and embrace differences
Dr. Snejana Slantcheva-DurstCoordinator, Higher Education Master's ProgramDepartment of School Psychology, Higher Education, and Counselor EducationHealth and Human Services 13002801 W. Bancroft StreetToledo OH firstname.lastname@example.org(419) 530-5673