“How to Use Your Differences to Create A Happy Cross-Cultural Relationship” at the 2019 annual Families in Global Transition conference in Bangkok, Thailand. An exploration of the beauty and challenges in cross-cultural relationships. Wife from South Korea and wife from the Netherlands living in the United States will share their challenges and growth and address how to deal with conflicts to learn about oneself and the partner. Seven (7) communication skills and strategies to improve cross-cultural understanding, empathy, and intimacy for cross-cultural couples.
10 strategies to create a thriving cross-cultural relationship are introduced to cross-cultural couples from all around the world at 2018 Families in Global Transition (FIGT) Annual Conference in the Hague, the Netherland.
LOVE STUDY is a collection of work I created over the past year, before and after getting married. The paintings and graphics are the results of my desire to understand myself and my relationship. I’m discovering this is a never-ending process. I’m excited to show these intimate pieces and share what inspires me to bring this work into the world. Bring a friend, partner, significant other, wife or husband. Come have a glass of wine and enjoy some cheese to celebrate your love and relationship. Please join me at the LOVE STUDY reception to enjoy a lovely evening of art and wine inspired by love.
Five presenters from five different countries and cultures (The Netherlands, Taiwan, South Korea, India, and Malaysia) share their personal and professional experiences with LGBT rights, sexual and gender identity development, and cultural strengths and barriers.
Kyoung Mi Choi , Assistant Professor, California State University, Fresno
Christel van der Boom, Communication Expert, Communications at Flipboard
Gitima Sharma, Assistant Professor, California State University, Fresno
Hemla D. Singaravelu, Ph.D, Professor, Webster University, St. Louis
Cheng-En Lee, Graduate Student, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
The NAFSA 2017 Annual Conference & Expo promises to be one of the largest international education events ever. With more than 9,000 international educators expected to attend from over 100 countries, the Expo is the best place for organizations like yours to develop sustaining partnerships and new business.
Our workshop provides a supportive and safe environment for an increasing number of globally mobile LGBTQ+ students is essential to creating a diverse and inclusive campus. Examine practices for supporting these students on campus in the United States and preparing them for traveling or returning to countries that marginalize LGBTQ+ populations.
Develop an understanding of the LGBTQ+ international student experience before, during, and after studying away
Design a communication, programming, and outreach plan to impact and improve the LGBTQ+ student experience
Review literature and resources regarding globally mobile LGBTQ+ students
UC Berkeley Law students from diverse cultural backgrounds experience an eye-opening training on Cultural Intelligence (CQ). Each participant explores their individual cultural identity and group identity through various experiential activities. Learning about "The Hero’s Journey: Culturality and Process" invites the participants to pursue their own exhilarating journey of self-discovery and self-empowerment for everlasting transformation.
Presenters: Kyoung Mi Choi, Christel van der Boom & Gitima Sharma
This workshop your better understanding of unique needs and challenges faced by international LGBT+ students. We discuss practical suggestions for LGBT+ allies, student affairs professionals and educators to better understand and support international LGBT+students. We help you recognize the complexity of the sexual identity development as a meaning making process among international LGBT+students. We support you to become familiar with Flipboard and content curation, and learn about various ways to utilize resources through the International Safe Zone magazine.
Around the Globe: Curative Flipboard Magazine International Safe Zone to support international LGBT students
International lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) students often face issues with internalized homophobia, fear of persecution upon repatriation, and finding a supportive community, in addition to the challenges all international students experience on U.S. campuses. On campuses, neither LGBT support groups nor international student organizations offer culturally sensitive support. Hence, they often remain invisible. By curating a Flipboard magazine, the presenters created a virtual safe space and a resource to support the meaning making process of these students’ sexual and affectional identity.
Queer international students often face issues with internationalized homophobia, fear of prosecution upon repatriation, and finding a supportive community, in addition to the challenges all international students experience. On campuses, neither lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) support groups nor international student organizations offer culturally sensitive support. Hence, they often remain invisible. By curating a Flipboard magazine, the presenters created a vitriol safe space and a resource to support the meaning making process of these students' sexual and affectional identity.
Third Culture Kids (TCKs) are those who have spent the majority of their developmental years outside their birth countries. Due to internationalization in higher education, the number of TCKs have increased on campuses. Professionals should acknowledge their international experience, linguistic ability, open-mindedness, flexibility, and tolerance towards other cultures and di!erences and seek them out to serve as cultural bridges when recruiting and supporting international or diverse cultural populations on campuses and in communities.
Flipboard allows us to create a resource guide by compiling articles from various sources and educational materials on a chosen topic or general areas of inquiry and share these in a Flipboard Magazine with students and others interested in the topic. We curate the Magazine, by collecting and sharing relevant information with students such as news about LGBT rights and activism in Uganda, Russia, Korea and other countries as well as coming out stories from LGBT people all over the world. Moreover, readers of the Flipboard Magazine can comment on articles and have conversations with the curators each other, without the requirement of revealing their identity.
The Flipboard Magazine is a virtual space where student affairs professionals and educators support a meaning making process of international LGBTQ students’ sexual and affectional identity and empower them to create a sense of community.