Throughout TBB programs, students engage a set of Guiding Questions critical to understanding their relationship to the Essential Question. The following questions are interwoven into daily seminars:
- What is "development?"
- Who am I?
- Is everyone in the world interconnected?
- What do we assume about others and ourselves?
- Who is responsible to develop whom?
TBB seminars challenge students to explore their daily experiences and place them in the context of international development. Seminars take various forms, including lectures and discussions with local experts, presentations, and debates. Students complete readings that address the curricular themes and the current context of the programs.