Intercultural Competence in Higher Education features the work of scholars and international education practitioners in understanding the learning outcomes of internationalization, moving beyond rhetoric to concrete practice around the world.

Devoted exclusively to exploring the central learning outcomes of internationalization efforts, this edited volume contains a refreshing combination of chapters and case studies from interdisciplinary and cross-cultural contributors, including:

  • cutting-edge issues within intercultural competence development, such as intersectionality, mapping intercultural competence, and assessment;
  • the role of higher education in developing intercultural competence for peacebuilding in the aftermath of violent conflict;
  • facilitating intercultural competence through international student internships;
  • interdisciplinary and cross-cultural contributions from over 19 countries including Japan, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, and Vietnam;
  • the latest research and thinking on global, intercultural, and international learning outcomes, with a unique emphasis on newer voices. 

Intercultural competence has become an essential element in international as well as domestic education. This text provides the latest thinking and research within the context of internationalization, presents practical case studies on how to integrate this into the preparation of global-ready students and will be of interest to postgraduate students, international education administrators, and practitioners, as well as scholars and researchers in a variety of disciplines who have an interest in intercultural and global competence.

part I|59 pages

Introduction to intercultural competence

part II|69 pages

Development and assessment of intercultural competence

chapter 7|12 pages

New competencies for intercultural communication

Power, privilege, and the decolonisation of higher education in South Africa

chapter 9|14 pages

Mapping intercultural competence

Aligning goals, outcomes, evidence, rubrics, and assessment

part III|168 pages

Application of intercultural competence

chapter CS1|7 pages

Intercultural seminars

An educational intervention with sojourners at a Portuguese university

chapter CS2|5 pages

Intercultural competence in practice

A peer-learning and reflection-based university course to develop intercultural competence

chapter CS4|4 pages

The Virginia Commonwealth University Global Bridge

Closing academic and cultural spans in first-year courses

chapter CS5|5 pages

English for specific purposes course for Russian medical students

Focus on intercultural competence

chapter CS12|7 pages

GQ + CQ + SQ + EQ = Global Synergy

chapter CS14|5 pages

Development of intercultural communicative competence

A course for pre-service EFL (English as a foreign language) teachers

chapter CS16|5 pages

Facilitating intercultural competencies through international student internships

Making links to future professional selves after internships

chapter CS18|5 pages

Comprehensive and integrated intercultural development

A model for institutional change

chapter CS21|5 pages

Issues in global displacement

Exploring community-based language learning

chapter CS24|4 pages

Integrating diversity in academic teaching

Theology and Religious Studies

chapter CS27|5 pages

Inclusion through changing the conversation

A case study on the NorQuest community dialogue on inclusion

chapter 12|9 pages

Intercultural competence in international higher education

Emerging themes, issues, implications, and future directions