In December 2015, selected doctoral students and faculty from Queensland
University of Technology (QUT) and the University of Calgary (U of C)
participated in a seminar hosted by Beijing Normal University (BNU) for
interdisciplinary/international collaboration. In this paper the U of C participants
outlined their reflections of this experience through a poly-ethnographic approach,
with consideration for the Twelfth Dimension Framework for School Systems
Success. The main themes that emerged included the role of culture and the impact
of power dynamics when working academically on an international level.