Understand and navigate cultural differences.

Facilitate others’ intercultural learning.

Become a more effective and inspired educator.

Are you a higher education professional who wants to help students make more of their intercultural learning opportunities—at home and abroad—but you aren't sure how?

I can help.

I talk to faculty and staff every day who are interested in or responsible for helping students learn across cultures, but feel they don’t have the frameworks, language, confidence, or sufficient training to facilitate others’ intercultural learning as well as they’d like.

You might have a lot of international or intercultural experience. And maybe you’ve done your research and are knowledgeable about intercultural concepts and theories. But you don’t know how to effectively design intercultural curricula, integrate intercultural learning into your work, or facilitate others’ intercultural development.

The truth is, almost no one understands how to effectively facilitate intercultural learning! In fact, there are very few places to learn these skills!

That's why I created the Facilitating Intercultural Learning professional development program, based on my years of experience doing this kind of thing before it was really even a thing.

You need more than concepts and theories. What you need is mentorship and support that will help you cut through all the information, identify what’s most important, develop your own intercultural competence, and provide you with clear frameworks to more effectively design and facilitate intercultural learning among your students and colleagues.

Facilitating Intercultural Learning is much more than an online course...

It’s an intensive twelve-week training and coaching program designed to help you develop your own intercultural competence and begin integrating intercultural learning into your teaching, programming, advising, or other work.

You will be supported throughout the twelve-week program not only by me, but also by your fellow cohort members.

Cohorts are intentionally kept small, and are typically made up of educators from diverse cultural backgrounds, experiences, organizations, disciplines, and roles.

What You Will Learn

As a result of participating in this program, you will:

  • Understand what intercultural learning is (and isn’t) and why it is important, and be able to articulate that to others.
  • Learn a four-phase developmental framework that will help you better think about, design, and facilitate intercultural learning experiences.
  • Become familiar with important intercultural communication frameworks, concepts, and theories to help understand similarities and differences across cultures.
  • Deepen your own self-awareness and understanding of your unique way of making meaning in the world.
  • Understand and be able to actively apply best pedagogical practices in intercultural and experiential learning to facilitate deeper, more transformational learning.
  • Develop a plan for immediate application to incorporate intercultural learning into your work with students, colleagues, or other learners.
  • Improve your ability to mindfully and intentionally serve as an intercultural bridge.

Next Session Begins August 27th, 2024!


What's Included?

Online Trainings

New materials released each week introduce you to intercultural concepts, theories, and pedagogy.

Small Group Coaching

Weekly group coaching calls help you unpack what you're learning, connect with others, and ask any questions you have.

Engaging Activities

Engaging activities and reflection questions help you dig deeper and connect your learning to your life and work.

IDI & Individual Debrief

Take the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and receive a one-on-one debrief of your results.

Supportive Community

Ask questions, connect with, and get feedback from your cohort and instructor any time in the private online community.

Intercultural Toolkit

Access to time-saving curricular materials makes your life easier as you develop and facilitate your own intercultural initiatives.

Curriculum Overview

Nine modules are released over the course of twelve weeks, along with three implementation and practice weeks (when there are no new materials).

Small group coaching sessions are held weekly and recorded for those who are not able to attend or for future review.

Module 1.  Introduction to Intercultural Learning

Module 2.  Self-Awareness & Meaning-Making

Module 3.  Key Pedagogical Practices

Module 4.  Cultural Differences that Make a Difference: Cultural Dimensions

Module 5.  Cultural Differences that Make a Difference: Language & Communication

Module 6.  Designing Intercultural Curricula

Module 7.  Introduction to Mindfulness & Personal Leadership  

Module 8.  Cultural Bridging & Practicing Personal Leadership

Module 9.  Facilitation, Assessment & Re-Entry

Meet the Facilitator:
Tara Harvey, Ph.D.

An experienced educator who deeply understands how to facilitate transformative learning and growth through intercultural experiences.

If you’re on this page, you likely already know a bit about me. I have broad experience in the field of international education (I’ve taught English abroad and worked in both study abroad and international student services) and a deep understanding of the process of intercultural development and how to facilitate it (I’ve taught courses, conducted research, and provided coaching and training to other intercultural educators). For more information about my background, click here.

I’ve spent years designing curriculum and facilitating intercultural learning, as well as training and supporting faculty and staff to effectively facilitate others’ intercultural learning. I love what I do, especially helping other educators facilitate intercultural learning and together making a bigger impact in the world.

But I don’t just teach educators how to do it; I support them throughout the process so that they feel confident and competent as they navigate the journey. Because knowing how to facilitate others’ intercultural learning is not the same as actually doing it well.

So if you’re ready to embark on your own intercultural learning and teaching journey, I'd love to partner with you!


“The intercultural experts at CILMAR here at Purdue University think so highly of Tara's course that we've actually covered the cost of participation for individuals selected as part of our Growing Intercultural Leaders faculty-staff development program. Yes, we could teach it ourselves, but the benefits of interacting with like-minded folks across institutional type and location are enormous.” 

- Katherine Yngve, Ph.D.
Assessment Specialist, Equitable & Intercultural Learning
Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment & Research (CILMAR), Purdue University

"The work I did with you and my cohort has helped immensely in how we support cultural learning in our faculty-led programs, as well as supporting faculty to incorporate global learning into virtual classrooms (and COIL exchanges). Unexpectedly, the experience helped me to become a much better manager with my team."

- Matthew Walters
International Center Director, Cal Poly Pomona

“Through the work of this program, I have developed more self-awareness around my own cultural biases, developed activities to incorporate into my classes, and strategies to help myself as I work with other professionals and students.”

- Jen Thoma, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education, Drake University
(click here to read about the Drake Fellows Program Jen participated in)

Frequently Asked Questions

   Next Steps & Pricing

Next Session Begins August 27th, 2024!

Facilitating Intercultural Learning is a $2,500 investment.
Group rates, private cohorts, and installment options available (schedule a call to learn more).

The next step is to schedule a call to discuss whether Facilitating Intercultural Learning is a good fit for you or your institution.


  • Are you an educator interested in the program for yourself (and maybe a colleague or two)?
  • Schedule an inquiry call to discuss whether the program is a good fit for you and get answers to any questions you may have.


  • Interested in enrolling multiple educators from your institution and/or learning more about private cohorts?
  • Schedule a strategy call to discuss your intercultural goals and explore the best options for your institution.

More Testimonials

"Thank you so much for the resources and all of your help! I just finished up [facilitating a] workshop today, and it went really well. It was rewarding to receive positive feedback from the faculty and staff who mentioned that they had never learned about intercultural concepts before. They expressed that they want more training like this, and the college has asked me to start doing monthly training sessions for the entire college. I am really grateful that you have given me the tools to make this happen." 

- Riye Park, Ed.D.
Professor, Los Angeles Mission College 

"Thank you for such a transformative 12 weeks. I learned so much from the course content, but my real learning came from watching your professional facilitation of the course every week. You are incredibly knowledgeable about the course material and a true believer in the field. That is sometimes rare to find." 

 - Millicent Adjei, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Diversity & International Programs, Ashesi University (Ghana)

"This is, without a doubt, the most impressive professional development course I've ever taken."

- Jennifer Harker
Director of Global Education at The Harker School