Higher Education

Cultural Competency in Higher Education

One of our key objectives is to help students at all levels develop a global mindset. We work with universities, business schools, and executive education programs to prepare and support students for success in global business environments.

We offer a number of online resources & assessments for students to improve their cultural competency in education:

GlobeSmart®

Our flagship online learning tool, GlobeSmart, assists students in developing global awareness and building skills for more effective interactions across boundaries.

Higher education institutions utilize GlobeSmart to help their students:

  • Develop a global mindset
  • Enhance the success of study abroad / global travel programs
  • Work more effectively with counterparts from different countries
  • Improve multicultural team collaboration and performance

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Self-Guided Courses

Our Self-Guided Courses encourage students to learn about a variety of topics at their own pace. The “Cultural Foundations” and “Introduction to Country X” learning paths are included in our university-wide GlobeSmart licenses. These courses can also be customized for your class or institution.

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Intercultural Effectiveness Scale

The Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IES) instrument examines competencies that are critical for effective interaction with people from different cultures. It takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, yet has the same degree of reliability as the Global Competencies Inventory.

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Global Competencies Inventory

Global Competencies Inventory (GCI) assesses beliefs, values and practices in sixteen different areas related to leading and working effectively with people from different cultures.
Note: You must attend a GCI Qualifying Seminar to use the GCI.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

Many of my students admitted they looked up other countries than the ones we studied in class. Not only was GlobeSmart a useful resource for the class, it also inspired my students to look beyond the course work.

- University Faculty Member & GlobeSmart User
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