Intercultural Dialogue Exercises

ICD Exercise 1 LaFeverThe Center for Intercultural Dialogue began publishing a series of case studies, titled Intercultural Dialogue Exercises, in 2020, as a way to promote exercises that help people begin intercultural dialogues.

The goal of this publication series is to invite a wide range of people to share what they do in classes, in workshops, in other training contexts, to encourage intercultural dialogue, providing models for those who who need one. Intercultural dialogue is jointly constructed by participants, requiring cooperation to engage in new and different ways of interacting. This series is designed to harvest the knowledge gained by those who have taught others to hold intercultural dialogues and share it publicly. As with all publications on this site, these are available for free; just click on the thumbnail to download a printable PDF. They may be downloaded, printed, and shared as is, without changes, without cost, so long as there is acknowledgment of the source. If you are interested in writing up your own experiences, send an email to the series editor, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz.

The following is a list of all exercises published to date, shown in the order in which they were published. Click on the title of the case study that interests you to see and download that PDF.


ICD Exercise #1: Intercultural meetups by Marcella LaFever (putting students enrolled in a course into pairs for multiple conversations throughout the semester)


ICD Exercise #2: Developing (multi)cultural identity and global citizenship by Maura Di Mauro (asking students to read about, and then reflect on, global citizenship and/or global leadership competence)

NOTE for students: As these are written by faculty members or advanced graduate students, they may be used as resources in academic papers (unless your professor in a particular course tells you otherwise). The citation format in APA for any of these published in English would be:
LaFever, M. (2020). Intercultural meetups. Intercultural Dialogue Exercises, 1. Available from:

If you have an exercise you’ve used that works, and you would like to share it, please submit it. All authors will be asked to answer the same set of questions, and to make the exercises available for others to use, thus these are being published with a Creative Commons license (as is the case for all CID publications). If you are new to CID, please provide a brief resume. This opportunity is open to masters students and above, on the assumption that some familiarity with academic conventions generally, and discussion of intercultural dialogue specifically, are useful.

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