Handbook for Intercultural Competence

I recently had the opportunity to review The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence edited by Darla K. Deardorff. With 29 chapters, 542 pages, and 45 contributors, it isn't the kind of book you read once and pass along, and it isn't taken lightly either. It's the ultimate guide for fostering intercultural competence, the ability to communicate successfully with people from different cultures. More like a textbook, this significant piece of work thoroughly covers the most important reason for...
More

Penn State’s Embedded Education Abroad Faculty Toolkit

Developing global citizenship through short-term study abroad is little like trying to juice a grape (if you don't have the right tools). It’s also naive and presumptuous to think we can turn students into global citizens, like Jesus turned water into wine, by merely sending them off to another country. It presumes that all students who study abroad already understand and embrace a local concept of citizenship, when this isn’t always the case---to put it kindly. I'm thinking of the kids who ...
More