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CQ AT MONASH UNIVERSITY A practical framework to enhance intercultural competence

Go Bananas-Monash, Sunway Campus

"Your accent is so French!”

country Monash University prepares its

I have heard this sentence a million of

graduates to become responsible and

times since I joined Monash University in

effective

2011, and I still have to stop myself from

internationalisation is part of Monash’s

replying that I left France 25 years ago.

DNA, placing intercultural competence at

”Thank you for asking, but no, I definitely

the core of Monash Education strategy

don’t miss my native country”, usually the

seems obvious. However, making this

next answer. Consider me a cultural

complex concept operational is not an

chameleon, if you like”, is either the

easy task.

global

citizens.

Given

that

conclusion or the beginning of a longer conversation

on

the

challenges

and

benefits I have experienced in living and working in different cities around the world.

The selection of the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) framework and the creation of the Monash Intercultural Lab have been effective

responses

chosen

by

the

University to implement a multi-layered I am fortunate to work in an Australian

policy in favour of diversity. I am glad to

institution

of

be actively involved in it, and to share the

cultural diversity actually translates into

main takeaways of my experience at

real action. Like most universities in this

Monash over the five past years.

where

the

promotion

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An independent magazine for those that are curious about culture and cross-cultural communication. In each issue, we celebrate the diversity...

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An independent magazine for those that are curious about culture and cross-cultural communication. In each issue, we celebrate the diversity...