The International Center’s cross-cultural workshop series will prepare you to succeed in engaging across cultures – whether you’re a seasoned global professional or new to intercultural interactions.

Join us for the 2023 workshops – an in-person option focused on general intercultural communication, held in April or August and virtual county-focused sessions held in June and September.

Intercultural Simulations

Understand the powerful effects that culture plays in every person’s life!

In this workshop, you will learn how to value cultural differences so you can better engage with different cultures and reduce anxiety in binational or international groups. You will also gain skills in observing and describing behaviors to avoid ineffective communication in intercultural settings. Finally, you’ll gain an understanding of how our cultural differences influence the way we view other groups.

By the end of this introductory workshop, you’ll be better prepared to live and work in another culture or communicate with people from other departments, disciplines, genders, races and ages.

Both dates of the Intercultural Simulations workshops will be held in-person at our office in downtown Indianapolis. Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, we will not be able to offer virtual or hybrid options.

Current Connections

Learn more about Indiana’s current global connections – and gain the skills to engage with specific cultures and countries.

In this workshop, you will learn valuable insight and perspective from guest speakers and experts focused on the international cultures relevant in the Hoosier state. You’ll also gain skills to effectively overcome cultural differences and bridge cross-cultural communication barriers.

By the end of this introductory workshop, you’ll be able to identify the different components of effective intercultural communication – and how you can use them to advance global objectives in Indiana.

Countries and speakers to be announced.

Both dates of the Current Connections workshops will be held virtually online. In an effort to make our programs accessible across the state and bring in the most relevant subject matter experts, we will not offer in-person or hybrid options.

participants in cross-cultural workshop


  • Develop self-awareness of how culture influences your interactions with others
  • Understand how to develop and apply intercultural competency in yourself and others
  • Increase your effectiveness working with multicultural colleagues and customers
  • Gain new strategies to enhance your cultural intelligence


  • Better understand and communicate with customers, coworkers, and clients from around the world
  • Network with other globally-minded professionals
  • Meet with culture experts from The International Center and beyond

Ask us about cross-cultural workshops:

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