Strategies to Develop Intercultural Competence of Students in a Multicultural Set Up

Intercultural Competence, Multicultural University, Internationalization, Interventions


  • Linda Pharaoh
    School of Foreign Languages, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China
  • Jiajun Li School of Foreign Languages, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China
October 13, 2022


In a society that is becoming more and more globalized, and internationalization has become the new norm, intercultural competence (IC) has been proven to be a valuable skill since people are expected to behave responsibly and productively in cross-cultural interactions. The paper reviews educational intervention studies to demonstrate methods for increasing intercultural competency as well as their efficiency in a multicultural university setup. The idea of intercultural competence will be emphasized, along with the values, attitudes, skills, knowledge, and understanding that collectively make up this ability. Following this, a variety of strategies that universities can employ, such as initiatives to foster students' intercultural competence, will be examined.