Wednesdays Around the World: Ball State University Hosts Weekly International Culture Exchange
The Ball State University Rinker Center for International Programs hosts a Culture Exchange each week where a student or group of students presents information about a country. Most of the presentations are led by students native to that country, and every week a different country is highlighted. The presentations are held in the Phyllis Yuhas Room in Student Center room 102 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m
The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) provides maps and charts and photographs from atlases as visual aids for the culture presentations. The map posters from previous culture exchanges are available from Cardinal Scholar, an institutional repository at http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/ on the main Library page. Simply type in the name of a country in the search box or choose the keywords “map poster” to see the list of countries available for printing or research. Users can save the map file for use in the classroom, for presentations, or for other learning activities.
The Culture Exchange program begins tomorrow, September 19, with Isaac Larbi discussing Ghana. The program schedule for the rest of the semester:
September 26 Morocco
October 3 Bangladesh
October 10 Iran
October 17 Costa Rica
October 24 Tajikistan
October 31 Iceland
November 7 Kenya
November 14 Finland
November 28 Burkina Faso
December 5 Ecuador
For more information about the Culture Exchange program, please contact Leslie Erlenbaugh at the Rinker Center for International Programs at 765-285-5422.