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AFS Intercultural Link is the quarterly news magazine on intercultural learning in the AFS Network. The news magazine features content shared by the Intercultural Learning Work Group as well as other AFS Partners and guest writers, including information on trends in intercultural education, interviews with experts in the field and overviews of upcoming and previous conferences.


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ICL Newsletter Global v5 i3August - December 2014

AFS Intercultural Link News Magazine
Volume 5, Issue 3

In this issue:
- The challenges put forth to AFS by Nobel Peace Laureate Oscar Arias at the AFS Global Intercultural Education Symposium;
- An interview with Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO;
- A learning session outline on proverbs and core values across generations; and much more!

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ICLink.jpgMay - July 2014

AFS Intercultural Link News Magazine
Volume 5, Issue 2

In this issue:
- The role of social media in intercultural learning;
- An interview with David Buckingham, a media education specialist;
- A new way of describing cultures: the dune model by Juergen Bolten; and much more!

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ICLink.jpgJanuary - April 2014

AFS Intercultural Link News Magazine
Volume 5, Issue 1

In this issue:
- outstanding leadership characteristics around the world;
- a new learning session outline to help you understand the importance of asking questions;
- an interview with Joyce Osland; and much more!

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Global_ICL__13_v4i2-3.jpgMay - September 2013

AFS Intercultural Link News Magazine v.4 i.2-3, Global Edition

In this issue:
- A look at what potential obstacles to intercultural communication exist and how to overcome them;
- A new Learning Session Outline to help you introduce basic notions of intercultural learning to new host families;
- An interview with Fred Dervin, whose work focuses on the intercultural learning and communication; and much more!

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ICL Newsletter Global v3 i4Jan-Apr 2013

AFS Intercultural Link News Magazine v.4 i.1, Global Edition

In this issue:
- A look at how second-order social change can provide solutions to complex social and interpersonal issues;
- An interview with Dr. Nagesh Rao;
- A new Learning Session Outline (LSO) about the cultural diversity present in one's own community, and much more!

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ICL Newsletter Global v3 i4Oct-Dec 2012

AFS Intercultural Link News Magazine v.3 i.4, Global Edition

In this issue:
- A look at the sociological concept of a Hidden Curriculum,
- An interview with theorist David Kolb about his Experiential Learning Cycle,
- Education-focused events at the first ever AFS Academy in Istanbul, including an interview with our keynote speaker Geert Hofstede, and much more!

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ICL Newsletter Global v3 i32Jul-Sep 2012

AFS Intercultural Link News Magazine v.3 i.3, Global Edition

In this issue:
- A look at Creative Conflict Management both in theory and application;
- An interview with Dr. Stella Ting-Toomey on how she came to develop the Face-Negotiation Theory;
- Book review: Enhancing Global Interconnectedness;
and much more!

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ICL Newsletter Global v3 i2Apr-Jun 2012

AFS Intercultural Link News Magazine v.3 i.2, Global Edition

In this issue:
- Thoughts on The Contact Hypothesis;
- An interview with Dr. Michael Paige on student learning abroad;
- A Book Review: The Geography of Thought;
and much more!

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ICL Newsletter Global v3 i1Jan-Mar 2012

AFS Intercultural Link Global v.3 i.1, Global Edition

In this issue:
- Thoughts on The Feeling of Culture;
- An interview with Dr. Milton Bennett on understanding other people in terms of their own experience;
- A special guest report, Experiencing the Young SIETAR Congress;
- The essential work of AFS: Engaging with Difference!

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AFS Intercultural Link Global v.2 i.3 Oct-Dec 2011

AFS Intercultural Link News Magazine v.2 i.4, Global Edition

In this issue:
- Concepts & Theories: Doubting Versus Believing
- News You Can Use: Our Formal ICL Expertise
- Beyond AFS ICL News: Interview with Adair Linn Nagata
- Violence in Norway Countered with a Call for More Multiculturalism
and more... 

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AFS Intercultural Link Global v.2 i.3 Jul-Sep 2011

AFS Intercultural Link News Magazine v.2 i.3, Global Edition

In this issue:
Concepts & Theories: Cultural Learning, Cultural Distance
Partner & Network Initiatives: Tell Me Your Story!
Interview with Dr. Gunther Dietz
Departure Day: When It's Time to Say Good-bye
and more...

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Apr-Jun 2011

AFS Intercultural Link News Magazine v.2 i.2, Global Edition

In this issue:
Concepts & Theories: Sympathy, Empathy in the Intercultural Equation
Learning Session Outlines: Playing, Laughing and Learning
Partner & Network Initiatives: AFS France Renews Efforts at the School Level
and more...

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Jan-Mar 2011

AFS Intercultural Link News Magazine v.2 i.1, Global Edition

In this issue:
- Intercultural Learning: The Heart & Soul of AFS
- Concepts & Theories: How E.T. Hall Shaped the Field and Remains Relevant Today
- Partner & Network Initiatives: Reconciling Babel Conference
and more...

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Nov-Dec 2010

AFS Intercultural Link News Magazine v.1 i.7, Global Edition

In this issue:
- Network & Partner Initiatives: Intercultural Dialogue Day
- Did You Know? AFS’s Educational Goals
- Concepts & Theories: The Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity
and more...

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