The 37th annual Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (SIIC) offers professional development opportunities for people working in education, training, business, and consulting, in both international and domestic intercultural contexts. One of the premier gatherings of professionals in the field of intercultural communication, SIIC presents a unique opportunity to explore the field and network with others in a stimulating and supportive environment. See what others have to say about SIIC.
|Schedule of SIIC 2013 Workshops||Save the Date for SIIC 2014: July 14-25|
Workshops are presented in three sessions plus a series of Sample of SIIC (SOS) workshops on Saturday, July 13. Since workshops run concurrently, only one workshop may be selected per session.
SESSION I offers 3-day workshops geared to professionals who want a succinct but still sophisticated overview of various topics.
A SAMPLE OF SIIC consists of 1-day workshops offered on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Participants are encouraged to stay on or come early to add a 1-day workshop topic to their curriculum.
SESSION II offers 5-day workshops and provides more extensive information, resources, and practical applications.
SESSION III offers both 5-day and 3-day workshops. Unless titled “Advanced . . .,” workshops in Session III are not more advanced than those in other sessions.
Please note: Activities are scheduled every evening of all three sessions. If you are planning to sightsee or visit family or friends in the Portland area, it helps to know that each day is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. To get the maximum benefit from SIIC, we recommend that you plan any extracurricular activities before or after the session.
You can find more detailed workshop and program information here.
SIIC Fellows Program:
GCI Qualifying Seminar
Cultural Detective® Facilitator Workshop
Participants stay in modern residence halls with same-sex shared bathrooms. A semi-private double has two beds in one large room divided by a partition wall.
Session I, July 10-12, 2013 (arrival Tuesday, July 9; departure Saturday, July 13). Includes housing Tuesday night through Friday night, all meals from Wednesday breakfast through Saturday breakfast, one 3-day workshop, all evening programs, and most materials.
Session I, July 10-12, 2013. Includes lunches* Wednesday through Friday, one 3-day workshop, all evening programs, and most materials.
A Sample of SIIC: One-Day Workshops, Saturday, July 13, 2013. Includes lunch, the one-day workshop, and most materials.
Session II, July 15-19, 2013 or
Session III a, July 22-26, 2013. Includes lunches* Monday through Friday, one 5-day workshop, all evening programs, and most materials.
Session III b, July 22-24, 2013. Includes lunches* Monday through Wednesday, one 3-day workshop, all evening programs, and most materials.
*Off-campus participants may purchase dinner on campus and are encouraged to remain for evening programs to gain the most from their time at SIIC.
Former SIIC participants and Master of Arts in Intercultural Relations (MAIR) students and alumni will receive a discount of $50 for each 3-day or 5-day 2013 workshop.
On-campus participants adding a Sample of SIIC (SOS) workshop after Session I will receive a discount of $40.
The Early-bird discount, as indicated on the registration form, requires registration and payment in full by June 1, 2013.
SIIC Installment Plan (SIP)
Upon approval, interested participants can borrow up to 60% of the cost of any workshop, interest free. These credit accounts will be payable in six equal monthly installments, beginning in August 2013 and continuing through January 2014. For more information, contact Steven Dowd, Director of Finance, or download and submit an application. We invite you to “Take a SIP of SIIC” this year!
Participants may send the entire fee or a deposit of $100 per person. Final payment is due prior to arrival. Registrations without a deposit will be put on a waiting list.
Participants who are sponsored by a corporation or academic institution may register with a purchase order number. Payments must be made in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank, or by MasterCard, VISA, or American Express.
Fees or deposits are refundable (minus a $100 nonrefundable administrative fee) until June 17, 2013, with a written request.
Please note: Although we encourage early registration to assure a place in your first-choice workshop, we will accept registrations until a workshop is full or the session begins.
Choosing Your Workshop
Selecting the best workshop to meet your needs based only on the written description can be challenging. After you check the complete online workshop descriptions, we encourage you to use the excellent advising services at ICI. The staff welcomes the opportunity to provide you with details by phone or email about instructors, workshop content and methods, and possible alternative choices. We want you to be satisfied with your choice, since changing workshops after they begin may be difficult. If your organization is sending a team, it is especially beneficial to receive advice on distributing and balancing topics for the group.
Enrollment in each workshop is limited to allow interaction among participants and faculty. Please list your first- and second-choice workshop for each session; every effort will be made to place you in your first-choice workshop. If the workshop is full or cancelled, we will call you before placing you in your second choice. Since workshops run concurrently, only one workshop may be attended per session.
Download the pdf version of the SIIC 2013 Brochure.