Major Takeaways & Effectiveness of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)

Overall, the IDI spreads awareness of intercultural competency and reassures people that it is good to recognize commonalities AND differences across cultures. However, the IDI seemed to not take into consideration the written portions of the assessment, which is why it felt standardized.

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Breaking ‘The Language Barrier’

We were given the cards we were dealt, yet I could sense that he felt rather defeated. By the words of the American professor and best-selling author Randy Pausch: “Brick walls are there for a reason. They are not there to keep us out. They are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. The brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They are there to stop the other people.”