Esther Louie has been attending SIIC since 1993 first as a participant, then as an intern (the current Fellows Program), and then on the SIIC staff as an Intern Coordinator, and currrently as faculty for the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication’s New Interculturalists Program. As an interculturalist, Esther has worked at three different universities spanning over 25 years.  She retired from her last position as assistant dean in 2014 from Whitworth University with a long career in leadership and student development, career and mentoring programs, and intercultural competency training with emphasis in intercultural communication and conflict management.  She continues to be senior facilitator with Personal Leadership Seminars.

Program Faculty:

 

New Interculturalists' Program     July 10-17, 2016


 

Designed for those interested in a glimpse of SIIC behind the scenes, the New Interculturalists Program begins just before Session I, and offers an Institute immersion experience, an introduction to the field of intercultural relations, and an exploration of professional opportunities. All New Interculturalists will also attend a three-day workshop in Session I and a one-day Sample of SIIC class, where they will work closely with faculty in a support capacity. This is an opportunity to not only see behind the scenes but also be behind the scenes at SIIC and gain considerable insight into what drives the field and those who are actively engaged in it.

 

 

Ideal candidates for this program are recent college graduates interested in testing whether intercultural work is right for them, those considering intercultural graduate school, or professionals shifting from another field into intercultural careers.

 

 

Participants will have the opportunity to:

 

  • Learn how to become more deeply engaged in intercultural training, research, and education 

 

  • Examine career options for using intercultural knowledge and skills 

 

  • Review core concepts in intercultural relations, including the history of the field 

 

  • Be a part of the team that implements the Summer Institute

 

 

Through a mixture of discussion, presentation, exercises, and service to SIIC, New Interculturalists will experience both the theory and practice of intercultural relations. This is one of two SIIC programs with a formal selection procedure, and enrollment is limited so participants can receive more personal attention. 

 


The total cost for the New Interculturalists Program (tuition and room and board for the session) is $1600. New Interculturalists should arrive no later than 5:00 p.m. Sunday evening, July 10, and depart no sooner than Sunday morning, July 17. The application form will be available in the spring of 2016. The deadline for early acceptance, particularly for international applicants needing visas, is Friday, April 29, 2016. Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 27, 2016.

 

New Interculturalists' 

Program     

July 10-17, 2016

 

Designed for those interested in a glimpse of SIIC behind the scenes, the New Interculturalists Program begins just before Session I, and offers an Institute immersion experience, an introduction to the field of intercultural relations, and an exploration of professional opportunities. All New Interculturalists will also attend a three-day workshop in Session I and a one-day Sample of SIIC class, where they will work closely with faculty in a support capacity. This is an opportunity to not only see behind the scenes but also be behind the scenes at SIIC and gain considerable insight into what drives the field and those who are actively engaged in it.

 

 

Ideal candidates for this program are recent college graduates interested in testing whether intercultural work is right for them, those considering intercultural graduate school, or professionals shifting from another field into intercultural careers.

 

 

Participants will have the opportunity to:

 

  • Learn how to become more deeply engaged in intercultural training, research, and education 

 

  • Examine career options for using intercultural knowledge and skills 

 

  • Review core concepts in intercultural relations, including the history of the field 

 

  • Be a part of the team that implements the Summer Institute

 

 

Through a mixture of discussion, presentation, exercises, and service to SIIC, New Interculturalists will experience both the theory and practice of intercultural relations. This is one of two SIIC programs with a formal selection procedure, and enrollment is limited so participants can receive more personal attention. 

 


The total cost for the New Interculturalists Program (tuition and room and board for the session) is $1600. New Interculturalists should arrive no later than 5:00 p.m. Sunday evening, July 10, and depart no sooner than Sunday morning, July 17. The application form will be available in the spring of 2016. The deadline for early acceptance, particularly for international applicants needing visas, is Friday, April 29, 2016. Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 27, 2016.

 

Download the New Interculturalists Program application

Program Faculty:

 

The Intercultural Communication Institute 

Intercultural Communication Institute

 8835 SW Canyon Lane, Suite 238 

Portland, OR 97225 

Phone: 503-297-4622

ici@intercultural.org

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