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Assessing Intercultural Development in Education Abroad

Date: Friday December 3, 2010

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Darla Deardorff, Research Scholar, Duke University; Executive Director, Association of International Education Administrators


How can we measure impact of study abroad programs on students’ intercultural competence? In this workshop, we’ll explore together some researched-based frameworks for intercultural competence that can be used in assessment efforts, along with key principles and tools for developing students’ intercultural skills.Please bring your program/course goals and objectives along with samples of your current intercultural assessment tools so that we can build on our collective expertise.This session will also appeal to faculty teaching academic community engagement courses.

Sponsored by the Teaching Resource Center and the International Studies Office

Darla K. Deardorff is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), based at Duke University. Editor of the recently published The Sage Handbook of Intercultural Competence (Sage, 2009), she has published widely on international education and cross-cultural issues. With over 15 years of experience in the field of intercultural education, she teaches courses in international education and intercultural communication and is on faculty of The Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication in Portland, OR. She has given invited talks, trainings and workshops around the world on intercultural competence and assessment and serves as a consultant and trainer on these topics. The intercultural competence models developed from her research are being used in numerous countries and she is recipient of several awards related to her work. Her areas of specialty include cross-cultural training and intercultural assessment, as well as intercultural coaching.

Ms. Deardorff received her master’s and doctorate degrees from North Carolina State University. She can be contacted at

Darla Deardorff

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