Intercultural Resources

Online Resources on Intercultural Competence to Integrate in Courses

Intercultural Competence Toolkit
Compiled by the University of Washington, Bothell. Includes an overview of what intercultural competence is and activities and strategies to develop intercultural competence.

Some Thoughts on Assessing Intercultural Competence
By Darla Deardorff. Duke University ( in  the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. May 15, 2014).

Intercultural Knowledge and Competence VALUE Rubric
By the Association of American Colleges and Universities. The VALUE rubrics were developed by teams of faculty experts representing colleges and universities across the United States through a process that examined many existing campus rubrics and related documents for each learning outcome and incorporated additional feedback from faculty.

Theory Reflections: Intercultural Competence Framework/Model
By Darla Deardorff,  Duke University

Competing Across Borders-  How Cultural and Communication Barriers Affect Business
2012 Report from the Economist Intelligence Unit

David Victor’s LESCANT Model for International Business Communication 
LESCANT is an acronym that represents seven areas in which cultural issues arise when dealing with international business communication. The acronym stands for Language, Environment, Social Organization, Context, Authority, Non-Verbal, and Time. Dr. David A. Victor, who is a professor of management and the Director of International Business Programs at Eastern Michigan University, created the model.  Victor, David A. 1992. International Business Communication. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers Inc.

Hofstede‘s Cultural Dimensions

Seven Dimensions of Culture – Trompenaars and Hampden-Turner

Definitions of culture –  described by intercultural specialists

How Intercultural Competence Drives Success in Global Virtual Teams

Culture Crossing – A Community Built Guide to Cross-Cultural Etiquette & Understanding

If It Were My Home – a country comparison tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another.

Florida Brazil Business – This wiki brings several executive interviews in both Florida and Brazil aiming to expand public/private dialogue on collaborative research and training activities, increase cultural understanding and exchange, improve language training skills, and foster business and education partnerships.

Cross Cultural Design Articles

U.S. Department of Commerce

Mapping the Nation – explore this interactive map that pulls together demographic, economic, and education indicators to show how global of a nation the US is.   (Asia Society)

Mapping the Nation Infographics

Learn “with” the world…not just “about” the world
A presentation on global competency.
By: Toni Theisen.



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