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CCI students present at Global focused event

The 8th Annual Going Global Showcase, hosted by the Center for Global Engagement and FSU International Programs, was held on November 19th, 2014. Two students from the College of Communication and Information presented at this event on their international experiences.

IMG_0740Jasmine Crane, an undergraduate student in her junior year of Media Communication Studies, presented on “Finding Home in Traveling Abroad.” Her study abroad experience in Paris, France was made possible through the FSU International Programs. This past summer Jasmine traveled to Paris for a month, studying Intensive French. “Ever since I came back to the states, I’ve been eager to tell anyone who will listen about my trip,” she shared. Her presentation for the Going Global Showcase talked about her experience in France that sparked her interest in traveling and french culture. “My main goal was to get people interested,” said Jasmine. “I had a really great time at the showcase!”

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Maya Callender, doctoral student in the School of Communication Science and Disorders, also presented at the showcase. Her work was made possible through the Moellership Scholarship and the Center for Leadership and Social Change. While in South Africa, Maya studied the interactions between caregivers and orphans in institutions. Issues like high child-to-caregiver ratios, poverty and limited interactions can be risk factors for children in these situations. In her research, caregivers were recorded while interacting with the children during mealtimes. During the intervention, she coached caregivers to use more facilitative language with the children. The result? Maya found that despite high child-to-staff ratios, limited resources, and variable education backgrounds, orphanage caregiver staff made changes in their style of communication that have been shown to be more supportive of children’s early language learning within a relatively short period of time. By the end of the study, caregivers used less directives towards the children and increased their use of language facilitation techniques.