Founder and Academic Director of ACLAS, Dr. Fernando Miño Garcés, has interacted with thousands of language learning students during his career. He has seen success when faculty directors engage students individually and ask questions that cause contemplation and reflection. For example:
- What’s the first cultural difference that comes to your mind?
- Is there something that bothers you when you walk on the streets of the city?
- What is the first beautiful thing that comes to your mind about your experience?
- Is there something that bothers you with your host family?
5. Require participation in service learning
- Tell us about the best day you had on your program.
- Tell us about an unexpected learning experience.
- How did you engage with the host culture?