Programme

Day 1: Thursday 14 April
09:00-09:45 Registration and Refreshments  
09:45-10:25 Welcome Ellen Krause, Head of International Office, University of Bern
  Introduction to the MILSA Project (Mentoring Intercultural Learning Through Study Abroad Susan Oguro (University of Technology Sydney) and Annie Cottier (University of Bern)
10:30-11:30
Plenary Address: Jane Jackson (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
11:35-12:20 What contributes to intercultural learning in study abroad programs? insights from a longitudinal, quasi-experimental study among high school students Invited Speaker: Sybille Heinzmann (University of Teacher Education, Lucerne)
12:20-14:00 Lunch and Poster Session  
14:00-14:45 From international to intercultural: promoting intercultural intelligence throughout the school. the case of ieseg school of management and the cultural diversity passport Invited Speaker: Grant Douglas (IESEG School of Management, Lille)
14:50-15:35 Exploring long-term impact of japanese people’s study abroad experience Invited Speaker: Hiroshi Ota (Hitotsubashi University)
15:35-16:10 Refreshments  
16:15-17:00 Summary and Feedback
Invited Discussant: Elspeth Jones (Leeds Beckett University)
Day 2: Friday 15 April
9:15-9:25 Re-Cap and Introduction
 
9:30-10:30 The imaginary is what tends to become real’ (breton): mentoring students’ intercultural learning through a pedagogy of imagineering Plenary Address: Fred Dervin (University of Helsinki)
10:30-11:00 Refreshments  
11:00-11:45 ‘Cultural responsiveness’ as a framework for understanding students' intercultural experiences during study abroad programs

Invited Speaker: Susan Oguro (University of Technology Sydney)

11:50-12:35 Between researching in intercultural learning in study abroad and teaching about intercultural communication: a reflection on methods and findings Invited Speaker: Josep-Maria Cots (University of Lleida)
12:35-14:00 Lunch and Poster Session  
14:00-14:45
Overall summary and feedback
Invited Discussant: Mirjam Egli Cuenat (University of Teacher Education, St. Gallen)
  Future directions
 
14:45-16:00 Farewell Drinks