Design Your Future

Working Across Cultures

Participants will try their hand at global problem-solving in project-based teams and engage in international networking opportunities through a wide variety of guest speakers and panels.

Schedule: Mondays-Thursdays, January 4-15, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Delivery Method: Synchronous
Credential: This course earns a Practical Oriented Experience (POE) transcript notation.
Team Leads: Amy Bowes, Ling Jin

This program will be especially relevant for students interested in cultivating a global mindset, in pursuing a career working abroad, or who want to work for multinational organizations. Topics covered will include:

  • Cross-cultural communication and conflict resolution strategies
  • Importance of names and pronunciation
  • Global leadership skill development
  • Collaborating across time zones in a global workplace using technology  
Amy Bowes

Amy Bowes is an Assistant Director and Regional Manager at Duke’s Global Education Office.  Amy has advised students on global experiential learning (internships, research, and service-learning abroad) and coordinated faculty-led programs across the globe.

Amy earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and religious studies from the University of Iowa, and after graduation, she served as a Peace Corps Education Volunteer in Mokhotlong, Lesotho. While earning her master’s degree in comparative politics and public policy at the University of Missouri, Amy coordinated and led international service-learning programming in Cape Coast, Ghana as a Peace Corps Fellow. 

In her free time, Amy loves being outdoors; she bikes to work, runs, and enjoys exploring muddy trails with her dogs Ivy and Mellie. 

Ling Jin

Ling Jin is the Student Development Coordinator at Duke International House. She advises international students and scholars and develops cross-cultural programs and intercultural training for Duke students, staff, and faculty.

Originally from Shanghai, China, Ling obtained her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. After graduation, she worked for a non-profit organization in Hong Kong, providing social innovation education to young people in Asia. In 2014, Ling moved to North Carolina to pursue a master’s degree in East Asian Studies at Duke and has not left Duke ever since. 

Outside of work, Ling enjoys hiking, reading, and playing board games. She is also a part-time English-Chinese translator and has published several works of fiction and nonfiction translation in mainland China.

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