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International Education Week kicks off with documentary screening (trailer)

November 15, 2013

As part of International Education Week, Beloit College will screen a new documentary film about bridging cultural differences through dialogue.

What: The Dialogue
When: Monday (Nov. 18) 7 p.m.
Where: Richardson Auditorium
Also: Discussion to follow, moderated by Prof. Daniel Youd

The Dialogue is a 72-minute documentary that follows four American and four Chinese university students as they travel together through Hong Kong and Southwest China. Together the characters explore elements and learn skills of cross-cultural communication. Their shared travel adventures, emotion of culture shock, honest confrontations, and discoveries about each other become doorways to deepen their understanding of the world, of themselves, and of styles of communication that have the potential to bridge cultural differences. (The 1.5-minute trailer can be viewed at:

Co-sponsored by: the department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the Office of Intercultural Affairs, Chinese Club, International Club, and the Office of International Education