Language: A Global Advantage in International Health & Development Work
Monday | October 27, 2014 | 6-8 PM
Palmer Commons 4th floor, Forum Hall
Local language proficiency is a tremendous advantage for anyone working in international health and development. Whether or not you have already reached proficiency, new learning tools are making it possible to build on what you have or even pick up a new language, even if regular classroom study is not an option. This panel brings together experienced health & development professionals, including UMSN Prof. Megan Eagle, to share how their ability to work in other languages has helped them collaborate with international colleagues, establish trust and communication with patients and research subjects, and gain a better understanding of the realities of working across cultures.