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Event: Resilience & the UW international student experience, 2/26

Submitted by Caterina Rost on February 12, 2016 - 11:11am

Members of the UW Resilience Lab’s working group focusing on the international student experience invite you to attend a conversation about resilience, culture, and international programming.  The conversation will take place on Friday, February 26th from 9am-1pm in Alder Hall, Room 107.

The goal of the conversation is to connect research on resilience to questions related to the international student experience and international student programming at the University of Washington.

Questions we are interested in exploring include:

  • What is resilience?
  • How can we account for the interplay between culture, context and an individual’s strengths?
  • How can resilience programming support the unique experiences of international students at the University of Washington? What might this programming look like?
  • What does culturally competent resilience programming look like?  

The conversation will have two main points of emphasis:

  1. For the first half of the conversation we will discuss recent research linking resilience to different cultural contexts.
  2. For the second half we will move to bridge this work to our own programming and teaching at the university.

We ask attendees to read and be prepared to discuss one article (provided upon registration confirmation). Coffee and treats will also be provided!

If you are interested in attending all or part of the conversation please follow this link to RSVP by Tuesday, February 16th: Space is limited, so please RSVP soon!

If you have any questions please contact Melissa Woldeit - International & English Language Programs ( or Ryan Burt - Academic Support Programs (

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