Non-native speakers of English also may participate in the program and may focus on U.S. culture, including the teaching of English as a second language. An expanding field, Intercultural Communication is the study of the ways in which social structuring, social assumptions and language use bear on interactions between members of different cultures.
The aim of the program is to allow students to develop advanced foreign language proficiency, to train them to function comfortably and effectively in intercultural situations, and to prepare them for specific career goals through individual courses of study and internships. Students and faculty come from various parts of the world, and participation in the program is itself a significant intercultural experience.
In this Intercultural Communication program at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) , we aim to help our students acquire the following skills: the ability to communicate effectively in different intercultural environments; the understanding of the social, political, cultural and linguistic factors, and the positive informative potential of intercultural citizenship involved in the process of intercultural communication; the development of the level of proficiency in the target language and culture through advanced topic courses in the language; and the acquisition of intercultural skills in areas such as education, digital media, policy and training.
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Programme StructureThree areas of skills acquisition are emphasized:
- Intercultural filmmaking
- Intercultural training, including conflict resolution management
- Intercultural policy issues—immigration, cultural and language policy
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- 24 months
- 48 months
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DisciplinesInternational Development Linguistics View 190 other Masters in International Development in United States
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- an official transcript of a Bachelor’s Degree (minimum a 3.0 GPA)
- three letters of recommendation that provide information about your potential and ability to engage in academic work at the graduate level. If applying to any of the Language concentration areas (French-speaking, German-speaking Spanish-speaking, and Russian speaking), one of the letters should address your target language proficiency
- a statement of interest in the program.
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International24336 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24336 USD per year during 24 months.
National24336 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24336 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State15300 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15300 USD per year during 24 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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