Developing Proficiency in Intercultural Communication


Developing Proficiency in Intercultural CommunicationlIntercultural communication has been identified as a cross-cutting competency within the field of international education. Developing intercultural skills is essential for those who support international students and scholars. Developing Proficiency in Intercultural Communication is a four-part NAFSA e-Learning Express Course series, which provides professionals within the field the opportunity to strengthen their skills and experience in order to become more successful in their work.

Series Content

Release Date Title Focus

March, 2017

Foundations of Intercultural Communication

The first installment of the series in which participants examine the fundamental components of intercultural communication, and the influential effects of culture on behavior.

January, 2018

Intercultural Adjustment and Adaptation

Participants review helpful tools, resources, and exercises that international educators have successfully utilized in programming initiatives.

August 2018

Communicating Across Cultures

Participants explore the norms of communication in various intercultural contexts.

Coming Soon

Culture and Identity

Participants explore marginality, relational patterns, and issues of diversity as they relate to the broad field of international education.