Daniel Audaz

Director

  • Country:
    • France
  • Business:
    • High School Summer Abroad
    • Study Abroad

Biography

Daniel Audaz is the Director of the CIEE program in Rennes since 2008. He is originally from Marseille and studied at the University of Aix-en-Provence (France) where he obtained his M.A. in Geography , and then specialized in FLE/S (Français Langue Etrangère et Seconde). He then moved to the U.S. to complete his Ph.D. coursework in Second Language Acquisition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While there, he has taught numerous undergraduate courses in French language and culture, served as interim director of the French House of Madison, and received an “Engage Recognition Award” for transforming teaching and learning through technology, by creating a simulation/games environment prototype for use in the foreign language classroom. Daniel’s research interest in cross-cultural exchanges began when he completed an M.A. in urban ethnography, researching the study abroad population of Aix-en-Provence. His research focuses on intercultural competence, alterity, sociocultural theory, and mediation in cross-cultural exchanges.

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