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Cross Cultural Competency


About This Course

This course is about becoming competent in cross-cultural communication, specific to development engineering projects. You will grow in your understanding of working cross-culturally, collaborate with other Cultural Relations Managers, and bring your new knowledge back to your team. On your bridge build (much like life in general) you will work with people of different cultures, languages, ethnicities, customs, etc. and it's important to know how to communicate respectfully and effectively. The modules in this course will teach you about community engagement, relationship building, dealing with unexpected road bumps, and specifics about the country you will travel to.

Frequently Asked Questions

What web browser should I use?

The Open edX platform works best with current versions of Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari.

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Who should take this course?

One person from each campus chapter and the Cultural Relations Managers are required to take this course to prepare your travelers. All travelers or EIA chapter members interested in cross-cultural communication or sustainable development are encouraged to participate as well!

How should I manage my time with the course material?

Make sure to always be keeping up with Basecamp announcements to see what module you should be working on for the week. It is not difficult to manage all of the material if you stay on track each week. Be sure to engage with other students on discussion posts!