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Overview of Program

In compliance with the U.S. Department of State, the primary goals of Flagler College’s Exchange Visitor Program are to allow participants the opportunity to engage broadly with Americans, share their culture, strengthen their English language abilities, and learn new skills or build skills that will help them in future careers.

Cultural Goals and Components

General Information

An essential part of Flagler College’s exchange program is to promote cultural exchange and dialogue on our campus. Specifically, our goal is to introduce our exchange visitors to American culture, while fostering an environment that encourages the development of their cross-cultural competency skills. Through our program, our visitors will gain a better understanding of Flagler College, the St. Augustine community, and U.S. society.

The cross-cultural component of the Exchange Visitor Program gives participants the opportunity to learn about U.S. society and culture outside of their activities on campus; to share their own culture, traditions and views with Americans; to help see the world from another perspective; to be more tolerant and respectful of differences; and to appreciate similarities that bring people together.

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The purpose of the Exchange Visitor Program is to foster the exchange of ideas between Americans and foreign nationals and to stimulate international collaborative learning, teaching, lecturing and research efforts. The exchange of students encourages the exchange of ideas, opinions, and cultural nuances through the realms of academia and cross-cultural activities.

The exchange of professors and research scholars promotes the exchange of ideas, research, mutual enrichment, and linkages between research and educational institutions in the U.S. and foreign countries. It does so by providing foreign professors and research scholars the opportunity to engage in research, teaching and lecturing with their American colleagues, to participate actively in cross-cultural activities with Americans, and ultimately to share with their countrymen their experiences and increase the knowledge of the U.S. and their substantive fields.