Cross-Cultural Engagement

Cross-Cultural Engagement (CCE 073)
A Foundational Liberal Arts Requirement 

Asbury University believes that our students are immensely enriched by their encounters with other cultures through full immersion experiences, which can allow for further advancement in preparing our students to engage other cultures and advance the cause of Christ around the world.  This Foundational Liberal Arts requirement also specifically addresses Asbury University’s Statement of Purpose, which “seeks to expand students’ horizon outward to understand the history and value of other peoples and cultures and prepare them for involvement in a complex and changing global reality”, and thus, “Asbury University sends them forth to engage transformatively the cultures in which they are called to live out their allegiance to the Kingdom of God and to participate in the cause of world redemption”. We no longer are an isolated people but part of a global community that is ever-changing and ever-growing. 

Currently, the CCE foundational requirement is housed within the Global Engagement Office (GEO) and administered by both the Director and Coordinator of GEO. Whether it is a week-long service project in another country traveling with other AU students, a semester-long study abroad program where students become short-term residents of their country of choice, or an intentional immersion into a subcultural context right here in the United States, the Cross-Cultural Engagement requirement aims to be a transformative learning experience where students grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

To begin the process to complete your CCE 073, please use the sidebar to sign-up for one of the Orientation Sessions.

For Kinlaw Library resources on cross-cultural studies reading materials, please click here.

 

Steps to complete:

Abroad Assignments

Before you go…

Step 1) Orientation Session & Step 2) Pre-Assignment Assessment

Sign-up for one of the Orientation Sessions. You only need to attend this once. During this session we will go over the Cultural Analysis Toolkit and complete a Self-Assessment Profile. Instructions for how to complete your CCE 073 will also be addressed.  Once you are signed-up for an Orientation Session, you will also be enrolled in "CCE Assignments" on Discovery. Through Discovery you will be able to access and submit all of your assignments.

Please register for one of the sessions by clicking here.  

Step 3) CCE 073 Proposal

Complete the CCE 073 Proposal Application form. Please submit your Proposal on Discovery.

Step 4) Travel Forms

Once your Proposal has been accepted, please make sure to complete and submit the following to the Global Engagement Office:

  • Travel Form Packet
  • Health Form
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC) Application & Fee

All the forms can be found at www.asbury.edu/cce or picked up from the office (Reasoner 208/210).  Original copies with original signatures must be submitted back to GEO.

When you return…

Step 5) Cultural Analysis Toolkit Observations & Step 6) Final Paper

Upon returning from your CCE 073 experience, please submit the Cultural Analysis Toolkit Observations Worksheet along with your Final Paper. Submit both assignments on Discovery.

Step 7) Post-Assignment Assessment

After completing this step, the GEO staff will process your CCE 073 completion. The semester in which you complete your CCE 073 is when it will show on your transcript. *If you study abroad, there is also a study abroad survey www.asbury.edu/studyabroad to complete.*

Stateside Assignments

Step 1) Orientation Session & Step 2) Pre-Assignment Assessment

Sign-up for one of the Orientation Sessions. You only need to attend this once. During this session we will go over the Cultural Analysis Toolkit and complete a Self-Assessment Profile. Instructions for how to complete your CCE 073 will also be addressed.  Once you are signed-up for an Orientation Session, you will also be enrolled in "CCE Assignments" on Discovery. Through Discovery you will be able to access and submit all of your assignemnts. 

Please register for one of the sessions by clicking here.

Step 3) CCE 073 Proposal

Complete the CCE 073 Proposal Application form. Please submit your Proposal on Discovery.

Step 4) Book Review

Write a reflection paper (350 words) on the book and submit it on Discovery.

Step 5) Weekly (or Daily) Journals

Please submit 6 journal entries; each entry should be between 200 and 350 words. Please submit your journal entries on Discovery.

Step 6) Cross-Cultural Explorations & Conversations

Complete a minimum of 10 hours of conversations with people of the subculture you’ve chosen to immerse in and/or visits to historic and cultural sites. Submit your log-ins when you turn in your Cultural Analysis Toolkit Observations and the Final Paper.

Step 7) Cultural Analysis Toolkit Observations & Step 8) Final Paper

Upon returning from your CCE 073 experience, please submit the Cultural Analysis Toolkit Observations Worksheet and your Final Paper on Discovery.

Step 9) Post-Assignment Assessment

After completing this step, the GEO staff will process your CCE 073 completion. The semester in which you complete your CCE 073 is when it will show on your transcript.