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What is the latest in research on intercultural competence? What research questions would you like feedback on? What are some possible areas of research collaboration with ICC colleagues from different cultures and disciplines? This is the place to share information, feedback and questions related to research on intercultural competence.

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Welcome to new ICC Global members!

All - Hope your new year is off to a great start! And a Happy Year of the Horse to those celebrating Chinese New Year! We want to extend a special welcome to new members of ICC Global joining us in the last month - we look forward to your contributions to our ICC Global network. Please do introduce yourselves, let us know about your current ICC work, any interesting ICC resources and any ICC questions you have.

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History of IC

Dear all,

I have a question: who is the first thinker/author/scholar who uses the statement
"Intercultural competence"?

Thank you!
Mattia (Italy)

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Survey Request from ICC Global member

From an ICC Global member from Australia:

Dear colleagues,

I came across an exciting postgraduate opportunity and thought to draw ICC global's attention to it.

A colleague from the University of Edinburgh is currently putting together a new MSc in Language and Intercultural Communication and would like to have other colleagues and potential students' views about it.

Do you think you could fill in the demand survey questionnaire which can be accessed from here or direct your students to fill it in?

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Reminder: Dec 16 deadline for abstracts for special ICC issue of IJIR

All - This is a reminder that abstracts are due soon (Dec 16) for a special ICC issue of the International Journal of Intercultural Relations (IJIR) - see below for details posted earlier this fall here at ICC Global - Really looking forward to receiving your submissions soon! (and do pass this on to interested colleagues who are also welcome to sign up for ICC Global) - Darla Deardorff

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An analysis of the Assessment Tools for College Students’ Intercultural Competence

Based on the previous research of Byram’s , Fantini's and Deardorff’s ICC assessment model, this study attempts to have an empirical study on the intercultural competence dimensions and assessment tools. The intercultural competence dimensions investigated in this systematic and comprehensive study include awareness, attitude, knowledge, skills. By using explorative factor analysis(EFA) and certification factor analysis(CFA), this study has developed an assessment tool for measuring Chinese college students’ ICC, which has proved to have good validity and reliability.

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Introducing Myself


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ICC Survey- Deadline, Nov 15, 2013

All - I am writing to invite you to complete a brief questionnaire on ways higher education institutions are defining and assessing intercultural competence. This should be completed by one respondent from your institution, either yourself or a senior campus leader knowledgeable about campus internationalization. The deadline for completion is November 15. The brief survey can be accessed at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/InstitutionalICC

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Research on Intercultural Competences

Dear ICC members,

hope everything is going well with you all.

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Blog post on ICC - responses?

All - here's a blog post I just read on a blog called "Between Worlds" - and would be interested in your response to this - I found it at http://thelinkbetween.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/when-white-people-dont-kn... - Darla Deardorff

Blog excerpt:

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Welcoming colleagues to ICC Global!

All - It's been an exciting time for the ICC Global Network... we had another face-to-face research meeting during the Intercultural Horizons conference last week in Siena, with over 30 persons in attendance. As a result, we've had nearly 20 colleagues join ICC Global in the last week - so we want to extend a very warm welcome to those who've just joined us! And we want to invite you to introduce yourselves and share more about your own ICC work via postings in these discussion forums - we look forward to learning from and with you!

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Update: 2nd ICC Global meeting held

All - This is to let you know that a 2nd ICC Global Meeting was held at the Intercultural Horizons conference this week in Siena, Italy, with 32 colleagues in attendance, representing quite a few different countries. We had a very good meeting and as a result, several new colleagues may be joining our ICC Global network. (The first ICC Global Meeting was held at the IALIC Conference in Durham England in December 2012).

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Special ICC Issue of IJIR - abstracts due Dec 16 2013

To ICC Global network members - do consider submitting an abstract to this special ICC issue of IJIR - Thanks, Darla Deardorff

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ICC Global newsletter articles - due Nov 15, 2013

All - This is a note to encourage you to submit a substantive article (only 800-1000 words!) on an ICC topic for the inaugural issue of ICC Global by the Nov 15 deadline, if not sooner - see below for details - Hope to receive articles from you soon! - Darla Deardorff

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Ideas for Interveiw Protocol

Dear Colleagues:

I hope this message finds you well. I am embarking on some research assessing intercultural competence development as perceived by students in a multi-destinatination study abroad program. I am currently working on my interview protocol and questions. I wonder if any of you have ideas/suggestions/samples of questions and prompts to make the interviews most effective. I would be grateful for your comments, suggestions, and ideas.
Best wishes,

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Introducing Myself

Dear Darla, dear all,
thanks for adding me to the ICC research network, I’m very glad to be part of this group.
I’m Agostino Portera, full professor of Intercultural Education at the University of Verona (Italy) and Director of the Centre for Intercultural Studies at the same University (http://www.csiunivr.eu/). Here it goes my CV, so that you can get a glimpse of what I’ve been working on for more than fifteen years.

Best regards to all of you,

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Intercultural competence blog

All - I recently came across the following intercultural competence blog (geared for educators) which contains some activities, reflections, etc- thought you might be interested in taking a look: http://culturallyproficientpractice.wordpress.com/tag/cultural-competence/ If you know of other similar resources, please do post those so we can all learn about other available ICC sources - thanks! - Darla Deardorff

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A new UNESCO publication on ICC - thoughts?

All - Here's the link to the new UNESCO publication on intercultural competences that just came out (this is the one that I was asked to be involved with a couple years back - and after many others' contributions, this is the final product) - I'd be very interested in your thoughts/reactions to this - especially since I'll be discussing it with colleagues from around the world at a UN-related World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku, Azerbaijan at the end of this month...

Link: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002197/219768e.pdf

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International students in a Hungarian university- Advice?

Before I introduce myself, I would like to thank Darla for her kindness and patience with me.

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Some ICC Resources

Here are some ICC resources/articles listed in another forum - as you find other resources, please do list them here...

Johnson, J. P., et al. (2006). Cross-Cultural Competence in international business: toward a definition and a model. Journal of International Business Studies, Vol.37, No.4, pp. 525-543

Huang Y., et al. (2010). Does intercultural competence matter in intercultural business relationship development. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications: A leading Journal of Supply Chain Management, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp 277-288

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Welcome to New ICC Scholars!

To the ICC Global Community: Please join me in welcoming 3 new ICC Scholars to the ICC Global Team: Zishu Chen from China, Joana Almeida from Portugal, and Silva Vilar González from Spain. You can find their bios under About Us. They join two other ICC Scholars: Amir Reza from the US and Mariluisa Damiani from Italy. Quite an international team!

If others are interested in becoming ICC Scholars through ICC Global, please email me at d.deardorff@duke.edu

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