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AMETRICA PROJECT 2015
2014 Ametrica Participants Having Dinner with John and Sue Mountain
The Ametrica Project brings domestic and international first year students together to promote the development of greater intercultural sensitivity through dialogue and a series of ephemeral escapades. (Application link below)
This is the fifth year of the Ametrica Project. The most important aspect is for dialogue about diverse issues to take place among students from around the world – allowing students to look at these issues through different lenses. Facilitated by the Department of International Student Programs (ISP), this out-of-classroom program is both theoretical and experiential. Ametrica explores diverse cultural similarities and differences. Each student in the program (whether international or domestic) will work in small groups (4-8) with ISP mentors. The ISP mentors will facilitate weekly programs in conjunction with Macalester faculty, staff and institutions around the Twin Cities during the fall semester. Topics explored will include, but not be limited to, family, peace, politics, law and order, economics, health, race and love.
Ideally, international and US students will be equally represented as participants within the program as in past years. Participants will build valuable international relationships through Ametrica, which can be a critical stepping-stone for the rest of your experiences during and after your time at Macalester College. The program will include several trips to off-campus locations for small group meetings. The meetings will both be at interesting locations in the Twin Cities and homes of alumni, faculty and administrators. Our goal is for each participant to go to with a different group of students on each journey. The planned outings include going to a location in the arts (e.g., museum, theater, concert), a surprise location, the home of an alum(na), and home of a member of the Macalester faculty or staff. Finally, participants will spend an evening leading younger students at a St. Paul community center.