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Intercultural Communication Workshop (ICW)

ICW at ERC provides International and American students from diverse ethnic backgrounds an opportunity to learn about each others' cultures and to improve cultural adaptation and intercultural communication skills. ICW will focus on communication across cultures with an emphasis on communication, equity-mindedness and inclusion.

Previous participant comments:

  • "effective and haunting... I'll remember this forever"
  • "a wonderful experience... it opened my eyes to new ways of doing things"
  • "I often went home extremely enthusiastic about what I had learned. Great facilitators!"

2019 Schedule

ICW takes place during Winter Quarter. The workshop consists of five sessions held on Monday afternoons from 3 - 4:30 p.m. in Asante Classroom 123C; located on the east side of the ERC campus. *Time, topics and dates subject to change*

February 4

Session One  

Introduction to the Workshop and Small Group Introduction

February 11

Session Two

Influence of Culture on Perception and Non-Verbal Communication

February 25 

Session Three

Values Orientation Contrasts

March 4

Session Four

Transition Shock and Cultural Adaptation

March 11

Session Five

Culture and Equity-Mindedness

If you have questions, please contact the Eleanor Roosevelt College Residence Life Office at (858) 534-2261. Registration deadline is Friday, February 1, 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: Attendance for ERC & I-House RA candidates is strongly recommended. Please talk with a Resident Director before Friday, January 25 if a class conflict prevents you from participating.

ICW Registration for 2019

Please print the registration form and turn in to the ERC Residence Life Office no later than FEBRUARY 1, 2019.