Sharing Cultures connects a cohort of first-year students at Columbia College Chicago with their counterparts at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa through online classroom collaborations. This process of shared reflection and discussion fosters a deep engagement in coursework among the students while providing a bridge over which students can learn from their differences and shared interests.
This web site provides a knowledge base for people interested in learning more about the Sharing Cultures program. The links to the right provide more information about the teaching team, our approach to the teaching process, the courses we teach, our upcoming IRL student exchange, and our course discussion site. Enjoy!