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Mission Statement

Soliya aims to improve intercultural understanding in the world, particularly between young adults in the US and the Arab & Muslim World.

Description

Soliya is the developer of the Connect Program - a unique cross-cultural education program that enables college students in the United States and predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East to collaboratively explore the relationship between the US and the Arab & Muslim World with the aim of improving intercultural awareness and understanding. Participating students from across the globe literally see and hear one another in a rich and intimate online environment utilizing the latest in videoconferencing and online collaboration technology. Recognizing the profound role of media in shaping young adultsâ  perceptions of other cultures, Soliya trains participating students to create and exchange video segments illustrating their perspectives on current world events. The Connect Program: â ¢ Engages students in global affairs; â ¢ Expands studentsâ  understanding of and ability to think critically about the relationship between the US and the Arab-Muslim World; â ¢ Sensitizes students to the power of media in shaping opinions and perspectives and provides them with the analytical skills they need to assess the media more critically; â ¢ Develops multi-media communication skills; â ¢ Humanizes the "other" through intimate communication and collaboration and catalyzes genuine relationships across borders; â ¢ Empowers students to work for change on a global level, and provides them with the skills they need to make a positive impact.

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http://www.soliya.net

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