Intercultural Competence (ICC) &
Promoting Interculturally Competent Global Citizens for Peace and Sustainable Development
Global citizens identify with being a part of an interdependent world community, respect cultural diversity and human rights, and understand their perspectives and actions impact the values and practices of the world as well as the local communities. Enriching conventional notions of identity which include nationality, religion, and ethnicity, global citizenship recognizes local cultures, practices, and knowledge systems and embraces intercultural dialogue in a manner that compliments the dignity of all human beings and preserves biodiversity.
People possessing intercultural competence are capable of understanding and reconciling cultural differences, so that they can interact appropriately and collaborate effectively in international working environments with others who are linguistically and culturally different from themselves. Ultimately, interculturally competent global citizens will be able to contribute to making the world a better place to live together in harmony.