BGC: Enhancing Your Intercultural Insight (Advanced)


Instructors: Pauline Beazer James, Senior Advisor, International Student and Scholar Services; Amy Alice Chastain, Associate Professor of Instruction, Outreach Coordinator, ESL Programs; Shuhui Lin, Coordinator of International Student Support and Engagement; International Student and Scholar Services/Multicultural and International Student Support and Engagement; and Brandon Paulson, Assistant Director, International Student and Scholar Services
Cross-listed with Engaging Across Cultures

Enrollment = 25 participants


Designed for participants who have attended the Developing Your Intercultural Insight session and completed the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Participants in this advanced session will revisit the IDI by discussing real world applications. Participants should attend the session prepared for in-depth discussions about the IDI and its application. Participants who completed the IDI in a previous semester will have the opportunity to complete the IDI again and sign-up to attend a follow-up 1 hour meeting with a trained IDI facilitator to discuss their intercultural growth.

Participants who attend this session will be able to:

  • Critically reflect on their intercultural experiences.
  • Find out where the IDI indicates you are on the intercultural growth continuum.
  • Identify opportunities for applying the IDI to practice.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at