Intercultural Workshops

Students may attend an in-person workshop designed to support students’ ability to adjust and be successful in a new environment. All students, regardless of destination or program type, may participate.

Events and Workshops

Building Cultural Competence

Intercultural competence is a skillset and mindset connected to successful interactions with people from different cultures, whether you live, work or study abroad. These competencies are also key to success beyond college.

This free Canvas course is for students going abroad or current international students who want to grow deeper in their capacity to mindfully engage across cultural difference and develop habits of awareness and reflection that will maximize their experience abroad.

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Additional Resources

The Cultural Analysis Toolkit, developed by Dr. Deidre Mendez at The University of Texas at Austin, is useful for any student in any program to practice self-guided reflection and problem-solving within new cultural contexts. All materials are free to download.

Open Mind is a short educational program based on the work of psychologist Dr. Jonathan Haidt at New York University. It is designed to develop awareness of cognitive and cultural biases, grow intellectual humility, and foster engagement across difference - all great intercultural skills!

What's Up with Culture? may look a little old, but it is a great resource to learn more about how culture (your own and others') impacts your success learning and functioning in a new context. It was developed by Dr. Bruce le Brack at the University of the Pacific, who is one of the leaders of the field of Intercultural Communication.

Further Reading