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Intercultural Communications

July 4 – 21, 2023, Monday to Friday

BUS 3505, DEGE Breadth (lower level, SCC)

Are you looking to work internationally or in a different cultural environment? Anticipating making connections with people as you travel or study abroad? From global organizations to personal connections, understanding intercultural communication will help you relate in a meaningful way across borders. Get the skills that will set you apart on the globalized stage!

Evaluating your own culture, values, beliefs, biases, and identities, this course will help you adapt on the international stage. Grow your understanding and appreciation of cultural differences as you learn conflict management techniques, strategies for living and working overseas, and working/communicating effectively within your communities and workplace.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Examine culture as encompassing national and cultural identity, race, ethnicity, gender, ability, and indigenous knowledge;
  • Explore culture shock, re-entry adjustment, and other implications of globalized business;
  • Cultivate relentless curiosity and tolerance for both ambiguity and uncertainty;
  • Excel in globalized businesses and industries, with a global mindset;
  • And more!

This program is right for you if:

  • You have an interest in international issues and curiosity for culture;
  • You are ready to reflect on your own cultural lenses and identity;
  • You understand the importance of cultural sensitivity, especially within your communities;
  • You want to communicate better personally and professionally with everyone.

What will you be able to do after this course?

  • Compare cultural assumptions of your own and others;
  • Assess ethical, legal, social, and environmental implications of globalized business decisions in order to identify challenges, opportunities, and risk;
  • Apply intercultural communication more confidently and resourcefully.

*This course is not open to Bachelor of Commerce students for Degree Breadth Elective. Please check out the other Global Summer School courses which are available to you.