IU for Education
Our mission is to help your school or university thrive by tapping into
your internationalization potential with training and coaching.
Intercultural Understanding provides your staff and students
with services aimed at increasing their intercultural awareness and competencies, making for more successful interactions across cultures for your institution’s educational initiatives.
Our customized programs will result in a better understanding of their own cultures as well as that of the host or receiving countries
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Comprehensive internationalization programs for you, your people and your students
With an initial assessment of your needs, you then receive a mix of training and coaching to build staff, professor and student intercultural and diversity potential
To align engagement, performance and purpose for your internationalization objectives
What you get from us
Knowledge, skills and practice with meaning-making across differences
Understanding that differences are key to innovation and resilience
Individual & team growth and support to ensure successful change
Building understanding and connection for self and others
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
Creating staff and student commitment through acceptance and belonging
"To empower you, your people and your organization to develop and integrate well-being and potential"
How you benefit by working with us
Our focus is on your institution’s well-being, that of your staff, faculty and students as they engage in internationalization changes
We are all unique
You get a rich range of skills, talents and tools from our diverse team
Impact and improvement in university initiatives for
educating effectively in a globally interconnected world
Assessment of your school or university
We assess how you, your people and students understand and navigate differences
Online courses and/or in-person workshops (individual & teams)
Individual and group coaching
Practice and integration between sessions
Follow up and support
Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®)
These services include assessment of intercultural competencies by means of the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) for students and staff over 16 years of age. Intercultural competencies skills building will be accomplished with a training program that can include workshops or coaching for all ages. Contact us so that we can conduct a needs analysis of your organization and to offer you an individualized program.
Almendra brings a high level of professionalism and a great depth of knowledge to workshops with my students. The information and frameworks she provides helps students frame and process their adjustment into the Spanish culture. I have worked with Almendra for 3 years, and known her for 20, and would not think of running a study abroad program in Spain without including a workshop with her for my students when they first arrive.
Director of E·V·E Abroad
Georgetown University students in Madrid are offered the opportunity of participating in an individualized intercultural workshop with Intercultural Understanding. Many of our students take advantage of this privilege and it has now become a highlight of our program. Students find that Almendra offers profound insights and guidance to help them navigate cultural differences in Spain, throughout their travels through Europe and upon returning home. It is a meaningful way of framing their study abroad experience and the life lessons acquired.
Resident Director, Georgetown University in Madrid
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Reach out to Almendra, Brian, Nedra, Espe, Deepika and Ariadne to find out how they can help your students maximise successful interactions, their education and future through holistic internationalization