Intercultural Training Opportunities

Intercultural learning can happen wherever different cultures meet. It involves gaining practical knowledge of the differences and similarities between cultures, but it also goes deeper. It includes discovering how your own identities shape the way you understand and operate in the world, and recognizing the role culture plays in day-to-day behaviour and experiences.  Simply immersing yourself in a different culture does not automatically produce intercultural understanding. The key to building intercultural competency is to intentionally and mindfully engage with diverse communities, in a spirit of openness, respect, and curiosity.

Developing intercultural competency goes beyond learning about cultural differences between communities. This process challenges you to consider how your own identity (and the identity of others) is shaped and influenced over time by history, power structures, and the media.

Examples of past in-person training include:

  • Guest lecture/facilitation in credit courses
  • Co-curricular workshops and programs
  • Intercultural training for student volunteers
  • Training workshops for student clubs