The location is typically an open market and/or a small rural community. We choose artifacts that have a symbolic meaning within the host culture (something worn at a wedding, a…
Ph.D., Fielding Institute
M.B.A., Stanford University
B.A., Pomona College
Professor, International Education
Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management
David Shallenberger joined the SIT Graduate Institute’s International Education program in 2006, after four years serving as director of European and Middle Eastern studies for SIT Study Abroad. He also served for one year as dean of SIT Graduate Institute. David holds leadership positions in professional organizations such as NAFSA and the Forum on Education Abroad, which reflect his interest in applied research, advocacy, and professional ethics. His previous positions include 20 years teaching global studies, intercultural communication and research, ethical leadership, and multicultural awareness; developing and coordinating travel study programs for adults in Europe, Asia, and Latin America; directing a BA program in Hong Kong; and expanding understanding of “the other.”
Before coming to SIT, David held faculty and administrative positions at DePaul University and the University of Redlands and taught at Elmhurst College, Mallinckrodt College, and National University. He has given workshops on adult learning, cross-cultural communication, and multicultural issues at universities in El Salvador, Poland, Romania, and China, and is the author of Reclaiming the Spirit: Gay Men and Lesbians Come to Terms with Religion (Rutgers University Press, 1998).
David Shallenberger, Professor of International Education at SIT Graduate Institute
David Shallenberger shares three points to consider when designing education abroad curricula, and discusses how he applies The Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad.