Intercultural Competence

Student Learning Outcome #1

Students who participate in a study abroad or field program should exhibit intercultural competence characterized by understanding, appreciating, and respecting another culture. Sensitivity to the cultural context will develop as students 1) learn about another culture, 2) make reflective comparisons with their own culture, 3) develop an ability to navigate within the new culture and 4) return with a desire to enrich their own culture. In this process, students will break down stereotypes, become more open-minded, and develop intercultural communication skills and perspectives.

  1. Demonstrate cultural self-awareness and knowledge of cultural worldview frameworks
  2. Demonstrate empathy
  3. Demonstrate openness

See Multicultural Professional Development for more information about our second Student Learning Outcome.