Conference Announcement: Best Practices in Intercultural Competence Development

The following announcement was recently posted on SECUSSA.  Julie and Jenny attended a conference at SIS a couple of years ago, and it was refreshingly intimate and very well done.

Siena Italian Studies and the Associazione Culturale Ulisse at the
International Center for Intercultural Exchange are pleased to invite you
to Intercultural Horizons 2011, the first biennial conference dedicated to
exchanging ideas, practices and experiences in intercultural competence
development. The conference will be held on May 7th-8th, 2011 in Siena,

The 2011 conference will be dedicated to “Best Practices in Intercultural
Competence Development” where intercultural educators and experts from a
variety of countries will explore the challenges and triumphs of
intercultural competence development, highlighting the wide variety of
approaches and practices used from one place to another.

This conference welcomes those interested or involved in intercultural
education or exchange, from faculty and administrators to coordinators and
counselors. In addition, those active in the fields of service-learning,
language instruction, intercultural or cross-cultural communication, and
international education are certainly invited to attend and/or propose a

For additional information please visit

Please join us, and our international colleagues, for this unique
opportunity to discuss one of the key topics in international education


Lavinia Bracci
Siena Italian Studies

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