Lynn Goerdt, University of Wisconsin-Superior (United States)
Dan Nolan, University of Minnesota-Duluth (United States)
Michelle Robertson, The College of St. Scholastica (United States)
Panel members will discuss a recent yearlong inter-institutional online international learning project between Petrozavodsk, Russia and Duluth, Minnesota focused on social work and children’s welfare. The collaboration was unusually successful, in part because partners were able to overcome significant difficulties that arose. On-site presenters will be joined by partners (U.S. and Russian students and Russian faculty) presenting remotely to offer their insights on the community-university partnerships, culturally sensitive material, and impediments resulting from political tensions.