Register for a Carolina Intercultural Training
Carolina Intercultural Training, or CIT, is available for USC faculty, staff, students, departments, and affiliated campus partners.
If you are a faculty or staff member at USC, the Carolina Intercultural Training is hosted at the Division of Human Resources Professional Development Office, 1600 Hampton Street. Please register on the Office of Organizational and Professional Development website.
Departments and Offices can request a customized training for their organization. Please complete this form and include some optional days for the workshop.
If you are a graduate or undergraduate student at USC, register for Carolina Intercultural Training using the ISS Student Sign Up Form.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.