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Cornell University    
  Jan 23, 2018
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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ALS 2300 - CALS Global Fellows International Internship Preparation Workshop

Spring (weeks 8-14). 1 credit. Letter grades only.

Permission of instructor required. Enrollment limited to: students accepted into the CALS Global Fellows Program.

J. Franke, C. Tarter, D. Viands.

This course is designed to equip CALS Global Fellows with the tools and knowledge to be prepared, effective, and cross-culturally competent during their summer internship placement abroad (and beyond). The course will encourage students to critically reflect on the objectives of an international experience and how it can influence academic and personal development. We will explore the invisible boundaries of working in global business settings and examine cultural intelligence and cross-cultural dynamics, encouraging students to develop as future leaders in a variety of environments.

Outcome 1: By the end of the course, students will be able to:
• Define and analyze cultural intelligence and identify which factors they may face while abroad and how they may address them
• Using cross-cultural frameworks, compare and contrast their host country culture with their own culture
• Explain their host organization and internship position as well as their personal, professional, and academic goals of their
• Assess and critically evaluate key aspects of the internship abroad including health, safety, and geographic location
• Articulate professional and personal knowledge, skills and competencies and articulate an individual profile
• Articulate strategies of coping with a variety of challenges of working in an independent setting abroad

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