World in Conversation knows the potential that exists in following conflict to its roots–with a facilitator.
Every year undergraduate facilitators lead more than 1,200 face-to-face dialogues with over 8,000 of their peers at the University Park campus. Student participants in these programs join as part of a major course requirement for over 100 different classes in colleges across the university system. These are 90-minute, one-time dialogues that invite personal stories, experiences, and divergent views about the dialogue topic.Learn More!
Undergraduate facilitators use advanced communication technologies to lead hundreds of virtual dialogues between students around the world. This year they are engaging university students in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, China, Israel, Palestine, Pakistan, Egypt, Qatar, and more, as well as military cadets in countries across the NATO Alliance.Learn More!
It takes authenticity, dedication, and skill to create conversations that matter – and at World in Conversation, we spend a lot of time preparing students for this challenging endeavor. Each facilitator goes through more than 200 hours of training before they take on the task, and continue to participate in practicum for the entirety of their term at the Center.Learn More!