Carolina Intercultural Training
The purpose of the Carolina Intercultural Training, taught by International Student Services staff, exists to create a space for faculty and staff to explore strategies for increasing intercultural competence and further understand cross-cultural communication styles. The two-hour workshop is highly interactive and includes material to help navigate common miscommunications between cultures both in the office and classroom setting. Participants will gain information about the role of the International Student Services office, discover cultural dimensions and differences, and analyze cross-cultural case studies.
This program exists to help attendees create a more effective approach to communication, becoming better equipped to provide and promote an inclusive environment on campus for the more than 1,800 international Gamecocks. Those who complete this program will receive a certificate and an 'International Friendly Zone' card.
Topics to address:
• Statistics and International Student Trends at USC and beyond
• What is International Student Services?
• Cultural Dimensions and Differences
• Cross-Cultural Case Studies and Discussion
• How does this relate to my position?
Senior Internationalization Manager
International Student Services
- Sara McConville, Coordinator of Advisor Training & Outreach