Reflection on AUC Egypt- Stanford Connection

Hello everyone!

Despite some technological challenges, we had a productive connection today discussing proposals made by world leaders. Participants, please take a moment to share your reflection on this experience with each other here – include your name and institution.

Debrief at Individual Universities: What did you learn about intercultural communication?
What did you learn about working collaboratively?
What can you apply to your own research or writing projects?

What was your favorite part of this experience!

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11 Responses to Reflection on AUC Egypt- Stanford Connection

  1. Lena & Ariana says:

    So it was really great to be speaking to a group of students about an issue that we both share an interest in.

    Our perspectives were very differnent, both on the speaker as well as on the way she addressed the issues. This, however, meant that when brainstorming for solutions, we had greater innovation.

    All in all, it was a very educational experience.

  2. Stanford Group A says:

    This was the greatest! We had a lot of fun talking to the students from AUC. Karim and Zienab were very cool, and it was great to get another perspective on the Paul Farmer article that we read. We actually agreed on a lot of things, and the pace seemed to work very well! 🙂

    -Barr Moses, Anne Fredell, Annika Grangaard

  3. Stanford Group C says:

    It was excellent to meet students from another region of the world and learn about their perspectives on global issues. Sharing opinions about the same topic (Obama’s speech in Cairo) was significant because we were conversing with people who were part of Obama’s intended audience.

  4. Stanford Group E says:

    It was excellent to meet students from another region of the world and learn about their perspectives on global issues. Sharing opinions about the same topic (Obama’s speech in Cairo) was significant because we were conversing with people who were part of Obama’s intended audience.

  5. Vincent Chen and Geoff Cheah says:

    regarding intercultural communication- there are more cultural similarities than we were expecting. But, after all, it is the American University of Cairo.

    working colaboratively- it was harder to stay focused on the task at hand as both parties were generally interested in the others cultures eg. hobbies, what we do in spare time, issues in egypt/ here

    apply to our own research- find outside views from other countries?

    favourite part- the CCR lounge where we could see everyone!

  6. zeinab Ali Abo El wafa says:

    We enjoyed talking to Barr , Anne ,and Annika. we had similar opinions about the article , also we were really interested to know more about their culture so talking was really fun !
    Looking forward to talking with u again and get to know more about your culture 🙂

  7. Group A says:

    Working with Barr, Anne and Annika was a great experience! Getting to know their perspective on the Paul Farmer article was very interesting and I was surprised to find out that we had a LOT of ideas in common. Getting acquainted went really well and I’d definitely enjoy doing this again.

    – Karim Khalil

  8. Nehal Mohammed says:

    Group C:
    It was an amazing experince for us to interact with studnets from differenet culture having different prespectives regarding many issues. Becuase of the nature of the topic that we were discussing, Obama’s speech, the discussions went a little bit further to politics which I found interesting. I am very happy to know you guyz and look forward to hear from you again 🙂

  9. Yasmin says:

    It was a nice experience to work and communicate with you because I know more about your culture. Also, we shared some of our habits and customs here in Egypt, so I think it was fruitful conversation where all of us share opinions about different topics

  10. Group B ( Yassmeen, Yara, Omar) says:

    It was a great experience, we found it unifying that we both had similar views on Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth, it was fulfilling to know that we all feel the same way about an alarming issue no matter where we are in the world.

    W had a lot of fun talking about differences in our cultures and we also found it quite similar, however, unlike them we knew such similarities would exist =p

    in the end it was very beneficial, and very amusing. =)

  11. Noha Khodeir says:

    The merging of AUC and Stanford university was both interesting and informative. We learned a lot from them and we honestly enjoyed their very limited company. Our topic was mainly concerned with religion so it was really interesting for everyone of us to learn a different aspect of others’ perception and understanding of religion and ethnicity. Besides, It was extremely diversified and that made it a whole lot more intriguing! =)
    Thank you guys and looking forward to discussing further controversial topics 😉

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