Summer Institute for Intercultural Communications (SIIC)

The Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication is sponsored by the Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI), a nonprofit, private foundation designed to foster an awareness on the beliefs that:

  1. Education and training in the areas of intercultural communication can improve competence in dealing with cultural difference and thereby minimize destructive conflict among national, ethnic, and other cultural groups.
  2. We therefore share an ethical commitment to further education in this area.

PCC typically sends cohort of faculty and employees to the SIIC each summer as a funded professional development opportunity. There are normally 30-40 different seminars to choose from, ranging from beginner level and practical intercultural competence workshops, to advanced and very theoretical workshops designed for professionals who teach or use high-level intercultural communication skills on a daily basis in their work. There are options for 1-day, 2-day, 3-day and 5-day workshops, and PCC participants may choose whichever is their preferred option on their application.

The SIIC program administration (contact information listed on application) can personally advise applicants as to which seminars may be appropriate for their level and goals.

Eligibility and Application

Who is eligible for this funded professional development opportunity?
Faculty (FT and PT with assignment rights), AP, Classified, Confidential, and Management staff.
Applications for the 2015 program are due by 5:00 p.m. on April 15, 2015.
Only complete applications will be accepted (application, signatures & short essay).
View the 2015 Application.

To date, more than 120 PCC participants have attended SIIC workshops. Read some of their testimonials.