Intercultural Retreat set for Sept. 14-16

Intercultural Retreat set for Sept. 14-16

The Intercultural Retreat takes place each fall semester and is designed to bring together up to 29 students for a weekend away from campus.

Targeting international students and American students who have traveled or plan to travel abroad, the Sept. 14-16 weekend event is designed to develop awareness of intercultural issues and incorporate intercultural philosophies into programming and community development.

Students will discuss their cultures, develop skills to engage in intercultural dialogue, explore links between interculturalism and the university mission, and develop programs that will encourage interculturalism on campus while getting to know new people from the UST campus.

This year’s retreat will take place at Luther Park Camping and Retreat Center in Danbury, Wis., about two and a half hours from the Twin Cities.

The group will depart UST at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, and will return by 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.

The retreat is free (includes food, lodging and transportation), but a $20 deposit is required to hold a spot since space is limited to 29 and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. (The deposit will be returned on the bus.)

Sign up in the Office of International Student Services office to reserve a spot.

For more information, contact the Office of International Student Services, Room 161, Murray-Herrick Campus Center, (651) 962-6650.