So it appears that we have received Kenyon's blessing and support to visit Effat University. A colleague and I are planning to visit during our Spring Break and to prepare I've begun researching our trip. Things I'm learning so far -
Note to Self: Things I May Not Bring into Saudi Arabia
2. Products containing frog meat
3. Christmas trees
5. I may not bring a live chicken (good to know)
I am so excited for this trip. I really hope it happens!
Did it work? Was all the work that we did to connect our courses worth it? well, there is only one way to find out! Today I forwarded to my class a series of questions regarding our globally connected experience and will post a summary of (anonoymous) responses when I finally get all of the data. I was particularly interested in the students experiences with intergroup anxiety. There is a theory that reducing intergroup anxiety may be related ton increased cultural sensitivity. In the future, it would be good to explicitly measure these two constructs but for now these are the questions I asked: