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Kauai, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: January Interim
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Sponsor: UMAIE 
Budget Sheets January Interim
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider:
UMAIE - Upper Midwest Association for International Education
Program Term(s):
January Interim
Housing Options:
Areas of Study:
Anthropology/Ethnography, Communication, Cultural Studies, History, Intercultural Communications, Multicultural Studies, Political Science
Program Description:


Dates: 12/31/2017-01/25/2018

In “Hawai‘i: Multi-Cultural Communication in Diverse Organizations,” we examine the concepts, theories, and realities of the way individuals and groups work and communicate in organizations where culture and multiculturalism play a primary or prominent role.
Academic Overview: 
In “Hawai‘i: Multi-Cultural Communication in Diverse Organizations,” we examine the concepts, theories, and realities of the way individuals and groups work and communicate in organizations where culture and multiculturalism play a primary or prominent role. We do so in Hawai‘i because our fiftieth state is a microcosm of multi-ethnic cultures and co-cultures, all interacting in a business, retail, nonprofit and arts environment. Hawai’i provides us with a living laboratory in which we can study and experience multicultural communication and organizations. As we examine multi-cultural and organizational communication, we will be challenged to examine our own cultural identities and assumptions, asking ourselves not only about the role that culture plays in the experiences and observations we will make as part of the class, but as they translate to our daily lives and experiences back on the mainland in our careers and personal life.
Comprehensive Fee
Cost:  $6125

*Each home institution may have supplementary fees in addition to the price listed.  Comprehensive Fee includes:  Transportation and course arrangements as indicated, hotel accommodations in twin and triple rooms, seven lunches and five dinners (subject to change).
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Required Readings 
L. A. Samovar, R.E. Porter, E.R. McDaniel, C.S. Roy (2015). Intercultural Communication: A Reader (14th edition). Boston, Mass.: Cengage Learning.
Additional Required Readings Include: 
Barbas, Samantha “’I’ll Take Chop Suey’: Restaurants as Agents of Culinary and Cultural Change,” Journal of Popular Culture, Spring 2003, Vol. 36 Issue 4, 669-685.
Buck, Elizabeth. Paradise Remade: The Politics of Culture and History in Hawai’i. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993: 1-17.
Rosenberg, Emily S. A Date Which Will Live: Pearl Harbor in American Memory. Durham: Duke University Press, 2003.
•     Reviving Pearl Harbor After 1991”
•    “The Memory Boom and the ‘Greatest Generation’”
•    “Japanese Americans”
•     “Day of Infamy”
Cress, Christine M. “What is Service Learning?” in Learning Through Serving. A Student Guidebook for Service-Learning Across the Disciplines. Edited by Christine M. Cress, Peter J.
Collier, Vicki L. Reitenauer and Associates. Sterling, Virginia: Stylus, 2005.
Russell, Carol, “The Sun, The Surf, The Spam,” Star Tribune, February 23, 2008.
Steinhauer, Jennifer, “Carbo-Loading, Hawai’ian Style,” New York Times, November 12, 2008.  
Guided Journal Assignments:                200 points possible
Quizzes:                                                150 points possible
Final Project:                                         100 points possible
Attendance and Full Participation:            50 points possible                                                      
 total points 

Faculty Directors
Debra Peterson, Ph.D., University of St. Thomas (651) 962.5828, email: 
Tim Scully, Ph.D., University of St. Thomas (612) 922.7088, email:
Description of Faculty Directors
DebraPeterson Prof. Petersen is an associate professor in the Communication and Journalism Department. In her 26 years at the University of St. Thomas, she has been a full-time faculty member in the Communication and Journalism Department, director of the Luann Dummer Center for Women, and an associate of the Women’s Studies program. She has successfully taught abroad for UST and UMAIE, including as the sole instructor of the UST course “COMM 322 Intercultural Communication in Copenhagen – Advanced Readings in Intercultural Listening” during the extended summer session in 2003 and 2005. She has successfully co-instructed the UMAIE course, “Hawai?i: Multi-Cultural Communication in Diverse Organizations,” eight times. She co-authored a scholarly article, “Service-Learning in the ‘Away-From-Campus’ Context: Lessons, Experiences, and Practical Wisdom from the Hawai?ian Ke Kula Ni?ihau O Kekaha School Projects,” based on the Hawai?i course. Prof. Petersen received the UST Global Citizenship Faculty Award for her commitment to international and intercultural awareness throughout the UST community and the UST Outstanding Faculty in Service-Learning Award for her service on the Service-Learning Advisory Board and the extensive service-learning projects in many of her courses, including “Hawai?i: Multi-Cultural Communication in Diverse Organizations” and has also published scholarly papers based on her research and experience.  
TimScully Tim Scully is a Professor Emeritus at the University of St. Thomas. During his 25 years there, he taught courses in video production, radio production, new technologies, and public communication. In 2009, 2012, and 2014, 2016 he co-taught “Hawai?i: Multi-Cultural Communication in Diverse Organizations” with Prof. Debra Petersen. A founding advisor to UST’s student news organization TommieMedia, Tim is an award-winning producer of hundreds of broadcast and cablecast video programs. His and his students’ documentaries have aired on Twin Cities Public Television (tpt). Documentary work has taken him and his students to Kenya and Australia. He has focused on connecting his students to the Twin Cities community with video projects for nonprofits and minority populations. His many honors include the Faculty Service-Learning Award, the Multicultural Student Services Outstanding Contribution Award and the Faculty Global Citizenship Award. In 2014 he received the Curricular Innovation in Sustainability Award and the Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Outstanding Service Award. 

Application Procedures & Deadline
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Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2017

For more information on course content, contact: Prof Petersen or Prof Scully
On application procedures or logistical information, contact your study abroad office. 

This program is currently not accepting applications.