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  • Locations: Vancouver, Canada; Vancouver Island, Canada; Whistler, Canada
  • Program Terms: May Term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:

Course Description:

This course examines a series of Canadian values with the underlying question: what does it mean to care for one’s neighbor? Through an exploration of Canadian
Canada photohistory and its treatment of ‘the other’, and the harsh physical landscapes of Canada’s west coast, we will discover how Canada has evolved into a multicultural nation which has built bridges between people groups. From a sociological and anthropological perspective, students will explore the urban and remote environments of Vancouver, Whistler, and Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Using smart phone technology, they will create visual and auditory stories which reflect their cross-cultural experiences and improve their technological storytelling skills. Experiences on the trip range from exploring one of Canada’s most diverse cities, hiking trails and suspension bridges in Canadian rainforests, kayaking with sea life, visiting and learning from First Nations People, and a 5-night homestay in a small community on Vancouver Island.
Estimated Course Fee: $3300

Faculty Biographies:


Professor Nathan Skulstad (MFA Film and Video Production) has been teaching film and digital media at Messiah College since 2013, but he is a Canadian citizen who has spent most of his life living and learning on Canada's rugged west coast. He, like many Canadians, is the child of multicultural immigrants. 

Lydia Skulstad (MA TESOL) works part-time at Messiah College in the Intercultural Office, and she is also a Canadian citizen raised by immigrants. She has spent her career working with immigrants and refugees both in Canada and the U.S. 


Other Information:
Cross-Cultural Syllabus- Canada West Coast - MAY 2021 - V2.pdf



Dates / Deadlines:

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This program is currently not accepting applications.