EAC: Developing Your Intercultural Insight


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.


In this two-part session, participants will learn about developing their intercultural insights by exploring the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). The IDI generates an individual profile of “worldview orientation to difference,” and is based on the research of Dr. Milton Bennett and Dr. Mitchell Hammer. Participants will need to complete the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) after Part 1 of the session. Participants will complete an online student debrief course after completing this session to learn about their individual profile and individual development plan for intercultural growth.

Participants who attend this session will learn:

  • How to describe the intercultural growth continuum and the stages of intercultural development.
  • Where the IDI indicates they are on the intercultural growth continuum.
  • How to develop a personal plan for their intercultural growth to be able to work more effectively across cultures.

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