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Members of the American Council on Education (ACE) Internationalization Laboratory made a visit to campus to meet with groups of administrators, faculty and staff.

Faculty Resources

WISE Conference

Held each February, WISE (Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement) is the premier conference focused on intercultural learning during study abroad and other forms of international travel. WISE is a practitioner's conference focused on helping faculty leaders, program coordinators, student advisors, and other faculty and staff develop the knowledge and skills they need in order to help study abroad students, including international students who "study abroad" in the U.S. or another country, develop intercultural skills and awareness. Learn more about WISE at


Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI)

The IDI® assesses intercultural competence—the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities. Intercultural competence has been identified as a critical capability in a number of studies focusing on overseas effectiveness of international sojourners, international business adaptation and job performance, international student adjustment, international transfer of technology and information, international study abroad and inter-ethnic relations within nations. Learn more about the IDI at


UNCG IDI Qualified Administrators (QAs) (May 2017)

Denise Bellamy, International Programs Center
Heidi Bretz, Director, International Programs Center
Roberto Campo, Director, International & Global Studies
Bonnie Canziani, Hospitality and Tourism Management
Porshé Chiles, Office of Intercultural Engagement
Lauren Cunningham, Office of Leadership and Service Learning
Erica Farrar, Housing & Residence Life
Carla Fullwood, Office of Intercultural Engagement
Cathy Hamilton, Office of Leadership and Service Learning
Ye He, School of Education
Catherine Holderness, UNC Exchange Program
Alva Jones, Jr., UNCG Jackson Library
Jennifer Kelley, International Programs Center
Chris Kirkman, Lloyd International Honors College
Tyshea Lewis, UNCG Guarantee Program
Tom Martinek, International Programs Center
Tom Matyok, Peace & Conflict Studies
Keith Mobley, Counseling and Educational Development
Becky Muich, Lloyd International Honors College
Jody Natalle, Department of Communication Studies
David Nelson, Global Engagement QEP
Augusto Peña, Office of Intercultural Engagement
Laura Pipe, Learning Communinties
Penelope Pynes, International Programs Center
Daniel Rhodes, Department of Social Work
Cathryne Schmitz, Peace & Conflict Studies
Kristina Snader, Office of Leadership and Service Learning
Delisha Stafford, International Programs Center
Logan Stanfield, International Programs Center
Frannie Varker, Department of Recreation and Wellness


Intercultural Tool Kit

For further information about IDI opportunities, please contact