Intercultural Training

As our world becomes more connected and interdependent, it is imperative that we learn how to communicate with individuals who are different from ourselves.

International Programs, in collaboration with the Chief Diversity Office, offers intercultural training simulation exercises and educational programs to help students and scholars and UI faculty and staff recognize differences and develop effective strategies to respond to them.

Bridging Domestic and Global Diversity

Bridging Domestic and Global Diversity is a diversity and leadership training program designed to educate students to adapt to cultural differences. It enhances understanding and connecting through diversity by acceptance and genuine appreciation.

Building Our Global Community

Earn a Global Certificate with Building Our Global Community! International Programs and UI Learning & Development offer sessions on skills and insights useful to faculty and staff as they seek to educate and serve our international community. Participants who complete the introduction session plus their choice of four specialized sessions will be awarded a global certificate.

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Engaging Across Cultures

Engaging Across Cultures is a non-academic, professional development certificate program that creates an opportunity for UI graduate and professional students to learn more about fostering an intercultural campus while honing skills that will carry into the future workplace.

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Global@Iowa provides UI students with a unique experience in peer mentoring and leadership development.
Students will enroll in Global@Iowa as Peer Mentors for incoming international students.


Brandon Paulson
Senior Advisor, International Student and Scholar Services
(319) 335-0335