Cross Cultural Learning Experiences Among Graduate Students in the US and France: A Case Study

Abstract

A total of 27 graduate students enrolled in a teacher preparatory program at a higher education institution in France were paired with 37 graduate students in the United States. All the students in the US, who are finishing their Masters degree in teaching, met online with the French students during the course of the semester. Students from both countries interviewed one another regarding the education system, education system, inclusion of individuals with disabilities and culture of both parties. The class discussions and analysis of written student responses led by lead professors in France and the US reveal several benefits to cross cultural dialogues among graduate students in higher education. Students shared their experiences meeting a foreigner for the first time, identifying differences in cultures, and education systems as unique. The benefit of cross-cultural exchanges was reinforced as students shaped their thinking around ideas of inclusion and accessibility.



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Pavan John Antony, Adelphi University, United States
Jessica E. Lament, INSHEA, France

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Conference: PCE2022
Stream: International Education

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Antony P., & Lament J. (2022) Cross Cultural Learning Experiences Among Graduate Students in the US and France: A Case Study ISSN: 2758-0962 The Paris Conference on Education 2022: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2758-0962.2022.14
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2758-0962.2022.14


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