The diversity that international students and faculty bring provides many benefits and also potential challenges for institutions of higher education. The differences in values, norms, and behaviors become apparent in various ways through communication styles, learning beliefs, work styles, and more.


  • Explore the dimensions of intercultural competence.
  • Learn skills that may help them succeed in an intercultural environment.
  • Participants consider the links between cultural communication tools, contextual understanding, interpretation, and the dimensions of culture.


If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, contact University Organizational and Professional Development or call 540-231-5100 during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event. Additional advance notice may be required, depending on the type of program and the time necessary to secure the requested accommodation(s).

Time and Location

Nov. 7
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
North End Center


Elsie Paredes
Language and Culture Institute


Free, but space is limited.
All no-shows will be charged a $35 maintenance fee. Review the full cancellation policy.

Certificate Available

This course can be used to meet elective requirements for any Diversity Development Certificate.