Friday, October 25, 2019

2019’s theme: “Thinking differently about intercultural competence”

8:30am – 4pm, Lakeside 213/214

Elon’s second Global Education Symposium will host guest speaker David Wong, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Michigan State University.

2019 Global Education Symposium Registration

Learning Objectives

Upon completion attendees will:

  • Examine the definition and current approaches to developing intercultural competence in university students
  • Understand how an approach to fostering intercultural competence should consider the characteristics of the students, their environment, and the institutional context
  • Explore and co-create new alternative approaches to develop these skills including design of specific activities to develop students’ intercultural competence that fit the characteristics of their own students, their environment, and their institutional context

Dr. Wong’s area of interest and expertise include intercultural competence, global learning, and the impact of study abroad experiences. He is especially interested in the potential created in the interaction between students of different cultures. Formerly a high school teacher, David received a Ph.D. from Stanford University and has been on the faculty in the College of Education at Michigan State University for over twenty years. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Tokyo Gakugei University, one of Japan’s top education universities. He has led study abroad programs to Japan, England, and the Netherlands. He is well published and frequently presents at international conferences.


Sponsored by: Elon University
Department of Physical Therapy Education, Global Learning Opportunities Program (GLO)
Isabella Cannon Global Education Center (GEC)
Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL)
Center for Research on Global Engagement (CRGE)



8:30-9:00 Breakfast, registration, networking


  • Current “challenge & reflect” approaches

10:15-10:30 Break


  • Alternative approaches
  • Implications for on-campus programs and activities

12:00-1:30  Lunch break

1:30-2:45 Workshop to Design Deliverables

  • Identify the potential and challenges in participants’ context (students, courses, goals, etc.)
  • Develop specific approaches to fostering students’ intercultural competence adapted to participants’ unique potential and challenges

2:45-3:00 Break

3:15-4:00 Conclusion

4:15-6:00 Social Gathering: Treat yourself to a beverage and network at the Oak House with Symposium attendees. (112 N Williamson Ave, Elon, NC 27244)

Getting to Elon / Parking

Travel information: Closest airports to Elon University are Raleigh Durham International Airport in Raleigh, NC (55 minutes to Elon) and the Piedmont Triad International Airport, Greensboro, NC (40 minutes to Elon)

For driving directions to Elon’s campus, please consult this webpage:

Parking Information: Visitors to campus are encouraged to part in the McMichael East Lot

Alternatively, additional parking is available on the southside of the Health Center on South Campus. This is approximately 15 minutes walking distance from Lakeside / Moseley Center.

Cost / Registration

Cost is $80.00 per person. Cost includes a light breakfast, with coffee and snacks for the breaks.  Lunch is not included.

Refunds will not be processed after September 25, 2019.


A waitlist will be created if the Symposium hits its registration capacity.



Attendees will receive .55 CEUs for participation in the Symposium.

Contact Details


Please contact Rhonda Waller, Director of Global Engagement:

About Elon

Elon held its first GLObal Education Symposium in 2017 featuring Darla Deardorff and Eric Hartman. The theme was “Measuring student learning in global education: Developing strategies for assessment.”

For more about Elon, please visit this website:


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Last updated: September 22, 2019