Funded by the Blugold Commitment Differential Tuition program, the Domestic Intercultural Immersion program provides students with a high-impact practice that helps prepare them to take part in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world.
A domestic intercultural immersion experience at UW-Eau Claire is defined as a guided, critically- reflective intercultural experience outside the classroom designed to challenge and transform students' perspectives regarding cultural norms and values. People's beliefs, customs, experiences and environment create shared ways of perceiving and engaging in the world. Through dialogue and relationship building, students become more aware of and reflect on multiple perspectives. Guided, critical reflection is a key component to students' transformations as they seek a deeper understanding of another culture as well as their own. A meaningful engagement within the cultural environment inspires students to analyze the foundational assumptions that govern their thoughts and actions.