Starting today July 13th until July 29th, hundreds of professionals and educators of the intercultural communication field will gather to attend the 2016 Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (SIIC) in Portland, Oregon, USA. The Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication has a 40 years of experience in educational and professional development on intercultural theory, training and facilitation, which offers over 50 different offerings of five-day, three-day and one-day workshops this year.
AFS is happy to have 20 volunteers and staff members from around the world participating in different workshops throughout this engaging event. We are also proud to have representatives in the faculty of SIIC:
photo by @ici_portland
You can find more information about SIIC at the event website and also follow their social media updates during the event at the Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI) Facebook page. ICI is headed by Janet Bennett, editor of the SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence, and a longstanding partner of AFS.
This post comes to us from Ana Carolina Cassiano, a Fellow for the Intercultural Link Learning Program at AFS International. She started her journey with AFS two years ago as a staff member of AFS Brazil after finishing her BA in Social Sciences and participating in a young professionals exchange program in Norway.