Intercultural Communication and Training

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Creating a Campus Culture of Competence

Part of the January 2018 Global Studies Literature Review.

Dec 28, 2017
Theory Connections Today, international education is well positioned to reap the benefits of decades of the integration of theory into our practice. The Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Knowledge Community (TLS KC) is dedicated to highlighting this theory-to-practice connection and to challenging International Education professionals to incorporate fundamental theoretical concepts when designing and refining our programs. Jun 28, 2016
Intercultural Activity Toolkit

Activities that can be used by international educators with the goal of internationalizing the campus. Activity sizes range from person-to-person to campus-wide.

Jun 28, 2016
Strangers from Different Shores: The Role of Race in College Experiences

Julie J. Park reflects on her experience as an Asian-American student abroad and explores how international educators can encourage meaningful interactions across and within diverse racial and ethnic groups and guide students toward a better understanding of themselves and others.

Jun 16, 2016
International Student Orientation Models

Orientation programs offer a unique and vital opportunity to provide "common threads" of information and resources to incoming international students, in particular, who are seeking guidance on how to best approach and embrace their new environment. International student orientation models vary across institutions and there is not a "one-size-fits-all" delivery method. Factors such as institutional size, student population, staff support, budget, and campus culture are all taken into consideration when designing and delivering an orientation program.

Sep 04, 2015
NAFSA Research Connections

NAFSA Research Connections highlights new research, explores the ideas raised in the findings, and provides a space to learn and share questions, conversations, and thoughts on global learning, internationalization, and the higher education context.

May 07, 2014
Intercultural Learning 101: Study Abroad Activities Booklet

Intercultural Learning 101: Study Abroad Activities Booklet, developed by the Center for Instructional Excellence, Purdue University, is a toolkit that offers a range of activities measuring and helping develop intercultural knowledge, skills, and attitudes. It also includes a pre-departure assignment.

Apr 21, 2014
A Guide to Assessing the Quality of Internationalisation

A Guide to Assessing the Quality of Internationalisation, developed by the European Consortium for Accreditation in higher education (ECA), provides a framework and specific elements for internationalization assessment on both the programmatic and institutional levels.

Apr 10, 2014
Examples for Incorporating Returning Study Abroad Students into ISSS Programming

Among the sixteen examples provided in this member-generated resource are: coffee hours, peer mentor programs, ambassador programs, and much more. Also included is a short bibliography of other NAFSA resources that are similar in scope.

Feb 24, 2014
Intercultural Conferences and Other Events Listing of conferences, training, and events with an intercultural focus. Nov 04, 2013
The Big Picture: Conversations with Experts in the Field of International Education

The Big Picture: Conversations with Experts in the Field of International Education In three separate interviews, experts in the field share with NAFSA their view of where things are headed in the field of global higher education, what challenges international educators may face in the coming decade, and how campus

May 18, 2012
Bibliography on Intercultural Training, Theory, and Research

The resources in this annotated bibliography offer a solid foundation on a range of topics in the areas of intercultural training, intercultural communication theory, and recent research in the field.

May 26, 2010
Communication Styles

Communication Styles May 2010 Back to the ICT Theory Connections Theory Information Description Communication Styles is "a pattern of verbal and nonverbal behaviors that comprises our preferred ways of giving and receiving information in a specific situation. The message content

May 17, 2010
Value Orientations

Value Orientations May 2010 Back to the ICT Theory Connections Theory Information Description A value is considered to be something that guides a particular behavior (respect is important and therefore one does X to show respect) or decision about what one should do (I value

May 17, 2010
Nonverbal Communication

Nonverbal Communication May 2010 Back to the ICT Theory Connections Theory Information Description The academic field of intercultural communication perhaps began with examining similarities and differences in how cultures display and give meaning to different nonverbals (see

May 17, 2010
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