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Carolina Intercultural Training

How can you communicate and connect more effectively with people of different cultures, creed, and origin, specifically with those you encounter on a daily basis at USC? This is the driving question of Carolina Intercultural Training.

Register for a Carolina Intercultural Training

Carolina Intercultural Training, or CIT, is available for USC faculty, staff, students, departments, and affiliated campus partners. 

Faculty & Staff

If you are a faculty or staff member at USC, register for the Carolina Intercultural Training based on your day of availability.

Workshop Dates 

 

October 10, 2017, 10:00am-12:00pm

Hosted at the Center for Teaching Excellence, Thomas Cooper Library, Level 5. Register on the CTE Calendar.

November 1, 2017, 9:00-11:30am

Hosted at Division of Human Resources' Office of Organizational and Professional Development Office, 1600 Hampton St. Register on the Human Resources' website

December 13, 2017, 9:00-11:30am

Hosted at Division of Human Resources' Office of Organizational and Professional Development Office, 1600 Hampton St. Register on the Human Resources' website

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

If you are a graduate or undergraduate student at USC, register for Carolina Intercultural Training using the ISS Student Sign Up Form.

Dates

 

Friday October 13, 2017, 3:30pm - 5pm, in Close Hipp 650A    Resident Mentors Only

Monday November 6, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:15pm, in Close Hipp 650A    Graduate Students Only 

Friday December 1, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:15pm, in Close Hipp 650A    All Students

Monday December 4, 2017, 4:00pm - 5:15pm, in Close Hipp 650A    All Students

This workshop is a prerequisite for the Buddies Beyond Borders program and an enhancement activity for the Graduation with Leadership Distinction in Global Learning track. All students are invited to participate.

Buddies Beyond Borders

Carolina Intercultural Trainings for Domestic Buddies are held several times throughout the semester. If you have registered to be a buddy through Buddies Beyond Borders and still need to sign up for a training, please register for either the Graduate and Undergraduate Students training (above), or the Faculty & Staff Training at the top of the list, as fits your own description.

International Buddies are also highly encouraged to attend a training once they arrive in the U.S. Please see the "Graduate Students and Undergraduate Students" categories above for more information.

University Departments & Office Units

Carolina Intercultural Trainings are offered for USC departments and offices on-campus that may occasionally work with international students. Trainings can be customized based upon your organization's goals and interactions with people of other cultures.

Request a consultation to create a customized training for your organization.

The Purpose of Carolina Intercultural Training

Did you know that USC hosts more than 1,700 international students from over 95 countries? In addition to these students, there is diversity in the USC staff, family members, and Columbia community. 

Carolina Intercultural Training, led by International Student Services, focuses on understanding cross-cultural communication styles and exploring strategies for increasing intercultural competence. Our goal is that this program would help attendees to diffuse commonly held prejudgments and create a more effective approach to communication.

We encourage you to attend this cross-cultural training, and join with us in promoting a deeper understanding of USC’s diverse populations. Those who complete this program will receive a certificate and an “International Friendly Zone” card.

The workshop includes information on diversity at USC, models of cultural dimensions, and activities to help navigate between cultural differences both in a work and classroom setting. Please register for a training, using the links above, or contact ISS to request a specific training for your department or organization.

Questions? Please contact Julie Medlin, Internationalization Programming Coordinator, at medlin3@mailbox.sc.edu.