Our Cultural Bridge video exchange project was featured in the Bridge, which is Upper Iowa’s alumni magazine.
Friendly faces of Upper Iowa University students greet their new “classmates” through the computer screen. Showcasing the beautiful grounds, different activities and campus life, David Stewart, coordinator of the Intensive English program, and his students are bridging the distance between potential UIU students all around the world.
Stewart established the UIU Cultural Bridge Program shortly after his arrival at UIU’s Fayette Campus in 2015. The Canada native came to UIU after teaching English in South Korea for nine years. It was in one of his South Korean elementary classrooms that he first created a video exchange program to help motivate his students to learn English.
Intensive English Program coordinator David Stewart films biology major Dosia Kumbe of Nigeria and communication studies major Maxime Lechat of France as the two UIU students provide an introduction to the latest Cultural Bridge video.
“The Cultural Bridge Program is meant to be mutually beneficial,”…
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