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Empowering Educators to Lead Transformative Intercultural Learning Experiences

True North Intercultural provides training, tools, and support to empower busy educators, committed to making a positive impact in the world, to facilitate deeply transformative intercultural learning experiences (abroad and at home).

Free Resource: An Educator's Guide to Intercultural Learning

Are you a higher education professional (faculty or staff) interested in helping students learn across cultures? Get your free copy of "An Educator's Guide to Intercultural Learning," for a clear roadmap of where to focus your efforts.

Intercultural Learning Resources

Check out the True North Intercultural blog for the latest resources on intercultural learning & teaching.

Meet Tara Harvey, Ph.D.

Founder and Chief Intercultural Educator of True North Intercultural, Tara possesses a unique combination of breadth of experience in the field of international education and depth of understanding of the process of developing intercultural competence. She is passionate about helping people learn and grow through intercultural experiences.

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"Tara designed and customized an accessible training program that provided self-reflection, enough theory and specific strategies to demonstrate its value and immediate impact. In fact, most faculty reported they used their new knowledge in their diverse classrooms in the following week."

Sarah E. Spencer
Director, Office of Study Abroad, University of St. Thomas

"The balance of instruction and activity was really nice. I felt like I was learning or re-learning all day and challenged at just the right level. I appreciate your willingness to engage with all of the participants' questions, even the tough ones. It speaks highly of your professionalism and thorough knowledge on this subject. Thanks!"

Augsburg University Workshop

"I was so impressed at how well [Tara] organized the seminar. Academics can be a little feisty and she did an excellent job of walking the fine line between letting divergent opinions be heard and reigning in attitudes and comments that would distract from the educational objectives. The activities were intellectually engaging and educationally purposeful. At the end of the week, I felt like I had an arsenal of tools in my intercultural tool belt as well as the expertise to use them well."

Lynn Meade, Ed.D.
Instructor, University of Arkansas

"Once again, Tara, a module from your work has been immediately applicable to real-life situations for me—even when at first I was feeling overwhelmed and too busy to reflect on it. As I sit here this evening finishing up my field work, I realize how much better I feel after completing this reflection."

Foundations of Intercultural Learning & Teaching Program

"This is my first online class and I got so much out of it. I was hoping to come away with a beginning framework of intercultural communication and I feel like I definitely got that and more."

Foundations of Intercultural Learning & Teaching Program

"I have to thank you for [this] course. For the first time, in a very long time, I am feeling challenged, engaged, and intrigued by the information you’ve presented. In truth, I am reconnecting to my core foundations and passion for intercultural learning while pushing them into a whole new arena. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!"

Jessica Rasmussen
ESL Instructor


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