Intercultural / Cross-Cultural Communication Resources
The Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (SIIC), hosted by the Intercultural
Communication Institute, is an extraordinary institute attended by participants from
business, academia, government, and other realms. Held every summer in Portland,
Oregon, this institute is more like a business/intellectual summer camp than a conference.
SIIC creates a wonderful atmosphere for intercultural learning, providing not only
professional workshops, but also multiple opportunities for meeting people interested
in culture-related issues.
The University of New Mexico's Department of Communication & Journalism, often called
the "Harvard of Intercultural Communication studies," offers one of the most rigorous
and finest Ph.D. programs in the world, with a specific focus on Intercultural Communication.
It was ranked the #1 Ph.D. program in Intercultural Communication by U.S. News &
SIETAR, the Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research, is a professional
organization for practitioners and academics working in intercultural settings.
SIETAR-USA is the SIETAR association in the United States. It is the premier professional
association in the U.S. devoted specifically to intercultural issues. Christopher
Deal currently serves on the Board of Directors.
Dr. Edward T. Hall, the founder of the modern field of intercultural communication,
has written a remarkably insightful and very readable book called Beyond Culture,
which is often recommended by Christopher Deal to businesspeople and students alike.
Although it was published a number of years ago, it still rings true. It is considered
one of the most important classic works in the field of intercultural communication.