Effective Intercultural Communication

The Effective Intercultural Communications Course is a facilitated online course for students who would like to increase their intercultural understanding and their communication skills through developing self-awareness. Participants identify cultural influences; gain insight into their own cultural rules, norms and biases; and use empathy to discuss the interconnection and complexity of culture and communication. Participants also learn to develop tools and strategies to promote more integration of diversity in inclusive ways.

The course timeline is set up to accommodate busy schedules. It is mainly instructed through videos and infographics, and would require about 1 hour per week. The course is open for 6 weeks and students are free to work through the material at their own pace.

Participation in this course is free. EIC is offered every term, find registration dates on myExperience. 

want to learn more?

Website: http://www.sfu.ca/coop/eic/
Contact: Akanksha Thakur, EAL and Intercultural Communications Associate(arthakur@sfu.ca)


1. Go to myinvolvement.sfu.ca and click on "Student"
2. Log in with your computing ID and password
3. From the left hand menu, click on "Opportunities"
4. Click on "Career and Leadership Development"
5. Find Effective Intercultural Communication under the list of programs and click on "Register"

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i Note:  This opportunity is recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), an official University document that tracks students’ co-curricular involvement at SFU. Learn more about the Co-Curricular Record.

Type: Program
Campus: Online via Canvas

Start date: Every semester
Registration deadline: Sunday, January 27th