Intercultural Competence

Complete 4 sessions to earn the certificate.

  • Complete at least one session from each category listed below.
  • You can also attend an intercultural event on campus and submit a short impact paragraph (writing prompts provided) in lieu of one session.

Session categories


1 Required

  • Foundations of Intercultural Understanding
  • Strange Situations*
  • Core Culture Values & Culture Mapping


1 Required

  • The Danger of a Single Story
  • Listening Deeply for Values
  • Attend a cultural event 


1 Required

  • Say My Name, Build My Sense of Belonging
  • Strange Situations*
  • Exploring International Inclusion in the Classroom or Meeting

ICC Training

We currently have a small group of staff piloting this program, but are interested in growing to meet the interest of stakeholders across IU. Learn more about the current trainers leading the session and consider joining the group and becoing a trainer yourself.

Rendy Schrader
Director, Student
and Scholar Advising

Domonic Potori
Senior Student Advisor


Teresa Witcher
Senior Scholar Advisor

Christina Fidel
Director of Client Services

Rachel Salinas
Director, International Admissions

Becca Trestler
Assistant Director, Special Programs

Daniel Whitmer
Associate Director, Sponsored
Student Services

Ann Kimble
Assistant Research Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Lesley E. Davis
Assistant Dean for International Programs