Intercultural Learning and Development

As the world becomes more interconnected and multicultural, intercultural competence in healthcare has become critical.  As future healthcare providers, UMR students will need to work with individuals from various backgrounds and adapt to their specific cultural needs.


As part of students' experience within the Bachelor of Science in Health Science (BSHS) program, students will focus on their intercultural learning and development.  Students will take the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) ® to assess their intercultural competence—the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities.

For various resources, opportunities, and activities at UMR and within the Rochester community to develop intercultural competence, please visit the 
Intercultural Learning and Development Resources page.