Expand your horizons with the Diploma in Intercultural Education. It’s a program designed to engage you in a wide range of current issues, including cross-cultural relations, intercultural communication, cultural diversity, social justice, and issues of power and privilege. This interdisciplinary diploma program sets out how you can support all aspects of cultural diversity, inclusion, and social change in your community, your workplace, and around the world.
The program aims to develop your sense of social justice and gain recognition of the plurality of values, belief systems, and spiritual beliefs and practices that contribute to visions of a just world.
Throughout the IET program and its component courses you will explore topics and develop skills that will help to facilitate intercultural communication and relationships, and assist in reducing conflict and inequality.
We welcome participants from varied backgrounds including those currently involved in professional and volunteer roles who are seeking to develop their understanding of, or people who would simply like to increase their knowledge and understanding of current social and culturally related issues.
The program is also a great choice for current UVic students who would like to complete a concurrent diploma option with their undergraduate degree. If you are completing a degree in the Faculties of Fine Arts, Humanities, Human and Social Development, Business, Social Science, or Education you may explore the possibility of partnering IET Diploma studies with your undergraduate course work and applying course credit towards both programs.
Shape the way you see the world and start to reshape the way the world works — one course at a time!
Through the Intercultural Education program, we offer courses that will strengthen your understanding of the issues connected with intercultural relations and social justice, and help you develop knowledge and skills to strengthen relationships and facilitate cross-cultural communication in your workplace, local community, or international settings.
You can take individual courses that will enhance your awareness of the issues concerning cultural diversity including conflict, racism, and ethnocentrism, and learn approaches to their resolution. You will develop, practice, and apply strategies that foster respect and promote inclusion.