This session will showcase a cross-cultural communication project that connects students in an English class with those in an Introduction to Cultural Geography class through the collaboration of two universities, one in Türkiye and one in the US. The presentation will cover the project’s two-week timeline, insights from me regarding the design and implementation processes, student feedback, and recommendations for crafting similar projects that cater to the specific needs of participants’ contexts.
This project not only fosters cross-cultural understanding but also promotes the development of 21st-century skills. It encourages students to enhance their communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities in a global context, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities of our interconnected world. Through this session, I aim to highlight how such initiatives contribute to equipping students with the skills necessary for success in the 21st century.