SIETAR MN News
The January SIETAR meeting in MN focused on travel as a means of developing intercultural competence. Craig Storti1 joined the group via interview (see link on SIETAR MN Facebook page) in which he expanded his thoughts regarding tourism vs. travel and what he has learned from decades of research and experience as a traveler and a trainer. Not only does this book synthesize lessons learned by many scholars and travelers about the potential benefits of intentional travel, but it also provides 11 insightful tips for HOW to travel if one wishes to enhance their understandings of the world and those in it. In addition, Cate Brukaker2 also joined the group via live video feed to discuss how her newly published journal helps travelers be more intentional in the pre/during/post travel stages. This open and unobtrusive journal provides just enough prompts and suggestions for ways to capture thoughts and feelings about a travel experience without being too structured or formal. A taped interview with Ms Brubaker is also available for viewing on the SIETAR MN Facebook page.
1. Author of Why Travel Matters: A Guide to the Lie-Changing Effects of Travel
2. Author of I’m thinking…travel! JOURNAL
Link to SIETAR MN Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/SIETAR-Minnesota-71645701048/
SIETAR Tri-state News
SIETAR Tri-state (NY-NJ-CT) is a local group of SIETAR USA. The mission of SIETAR-USA is to promote and facilitate intercultural education, training and research through professional interchange. SIETAR Tri-state strives to connect anyone interested in the intercultural field in the tri-state area through guest speakers, cultural events, and get-togethers.
We are in the process of recruiting members as well as planning our first meeting for February of 2019. Stay tuned for details. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our mailing list. We would also appreciate your suggestions for programs and activities you are interested in attending.