The Hypercultural Coaching Program is Analogic Abroad’s innovative alternative to the traditional intercultural approaches to study abroad and international education. During the Study program with Analogic, students will engage in conversations where the key focuses include identities, various communication types and creation of hypertexts as the contemporary way to educate internationally.
In the contemporary world, culture is becoming an increasingly relative term, and intercultural assumes that we are all different but we communicate among the differences. *Instead, hypercultural means students are already aware of the world where they participate, a world that is mostly hyper communicative according to the different networks. Understanding that young people are hyperconnected through all available social networks, it is reasonable to propose that they already know elements of the culture of the country where they will make the student exchange. The first approach to the culture is already done virtually, and it is in that space where they could identify what is foreign or different from their “own culture”. Then analogy postulates that it is appropriate to guide them to a second approach.This assumption leads to the search for what is common among differences and not to look for differences.
An international program like Analogic Abroad Chile needs to become a network node inside this maximized world of connections, but in this case with the addition of education. Education is self-oriented, meaning the combination of students´ knowledge about social networking on one side, and hard and soft skills to learn in the traditional way in a classroom on the other, it is a unique curriculum in the world of culture, that we can call hyperculture.
In this program, students will not only identify different perspectives and realities of what they can observe, but they will also create culture by using and applying what they already know. The Hypercultural coaching program knows that you educate by your own combining your first hand experience in a place together with your own awareness and the community interaction.
All Analogic Abroad courses will take students out of the classroom to experience active learning opportunities through guest lectures including area experts, local leaders, policy makers, politicians, social leaders Other active learning opportunities are offered through language exchanges, academic field trips and workshops, research activities and experiential case studies