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What is cultural competence? Australian journalist Lee Lin Chin defines it in a rather humorous way by what it’s not:

Cultural competence begins with openness, awareness, and the courage to explore your cultural assumptions. How culturally open are you? Try this quiz to find out:

My Cross-Cultural Knowledge and Skills at the My World Abroad site.


How culturally aware are you? Try one of these quizzes:

The Culture Quiz by Andy Molinsky

Test Your Intercultural Competence by the London School of International Communication


Want to improve your cultural competence? Lee Lin Chin’s colleague Andy Trieu recommends this Cultural Competence Program.

If you’re an international education administrator or are interested in becoming one, we recommend the Certificate for International Education Professionals offered through Queen’s Professional Studies.