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The importance of belonging and showing up as yourself
Who do you think you are? Is your identity tied up with your nationality? Your sexuality? Do you find yourself shifting in terms of your sense of belonging over time? The concept of belonging and identity is something I’ve always been fascinated in. I think it has so...
Why it’s brave to face up to your unconscious biases and support the LGBTQ+ community
Today marks The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. The reason it’s marked on May 17th is because that was the day - only back in 1990 - when the World Health Organisation decided to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder. In 2022...
System Two Thinking For Mental Health Month
“The easiest way to increase happiness is to control your use of time. Can you find more time to do the things you enjoy doing?”  ― Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman, the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winner and author of the...
IU & APUNE partnership – the perfect match to support study abroad students, staff and faculty in cross-cultural situations

IU & APUNE partnership – the perfect match to support study abroad students, staff and faculty in cross-cultural situations

It’s always important to embrace change and new opportunities. And that is why I couldn’t be more excited about this new APUNE partnership.  I am delighted to announce that Intercultural Understanding is now a proud sponsor of The Association of American Programs in...

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Achieve an outstanding result on your intercultural training with these three essential factors from Self-Determination Theory

Achieve an outstanding result on your intercultural training with these three essential factors from Self-Determination Theory

Discover how competence, relatedness and autonomy can be incorporated into trainings and office environments, for myriad benefits. The key pillars of Self-Determination Theory are a powerful way of giving your trainees or employees agency over their learning and development – our latest blog post goes through just how and why it is such a valuable method…

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