Crossing Borders Education uses the power of film to inspire people to develop core social skills through constructive dialogue on social, cross-cultural and diversity issues. It is our experience that self-awareness, empathy and reflection skills can be drastically strengthened in the process.
Our Intercultural Film Trilogy has been screened at 15 international film festivals and 22 international conferences and have reached over 450,000 students and educators.
Good films explain the world to us. Great films show us how to make it better. Crossing Borders is a wonderful film that deepens intercultural empathy.Mark Bauman, EVP National Geographic TV
Approached thoughtfully, The Dialogue can start powerful conversations and set the stage for bridge-building.Blaire Modic, Director of Study Abroad, Central College, Iowa
American Textures is a powerful and compelling film that reveals the importance of more honest discourse about race in America.Bryan Stevenson, Founder, Equal Justice Institute
Our workshops create a safe/brave space for mutual learning of staff and students:
The CBE session on Emotional Resilience was such a powerful experience of connection and reflection. Listening deeply to others’ stories and having my own voice heard with empathy and acceptance gave me a strong sense of community that I find mostly missing from virtual professional spaces.Dr Kris Acheson-Clair, Purdue University, Director of CILMA
I felt heard and also felt good to be tuning into other people’s wavelengths and connect on a deeper, more personal level. I do not feel isolated anymore.
There is a dire need for these workshops of cultivating Resilience.Zainab, Student Participant
It makes a world of difference being in a space where everyone commits to engage on a foundation of kindness, compassion and trust. I didn’t know that I was feeling so alone until our first session and that really made me open up more with the group and with myself.Megan, Student Participant
The dialogue and honesty in American Textures compels viewers to be transparent, self-reflective and critically think about racial issues agitating Americans. The communications that happened as a result were transformative for UNG campuses and the accompanying diversity resources permit a more robust dialogue on race in the future.Sheila Caldwell, Chief Diversity Officer, University of North Georgia
Crossing Borders Education has proved to be a critical preparation tool for my study abroad students. The authentic voices in the film models what students can practice abroad.Dr. Naomi Ludeman Smith, Prof. of Intercultural Studies, Bethel University
Intercultural Travel Programs
We organised more than 950 Travel Programs that have introduced well over 15,000 US and EU undergraduate students to Moroccan culture and developed cross-cultural dialogue skills.
After this Morocco program I feel that in order to truly understand any culture one must experience it first hand.Katie Kollar, New York University student
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