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Undergraduate Certificate Intercultural Competence For The Workplace

In an increasingly global community, the ability to communicate in culturally diverse contexts and show empathy and cultural adaptability are skills that are more necessary than ever. Certificate in Intercultural Competence For The Workplace at Portland State University prepares you for success in interculturally diverse and complex workplace environments.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: TBA
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $29,706 per year
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States) / Blended

Through language classes, you’re invited to step into the shoes of another person, from another culture, in another language, and as such, practice and develop empathy and respect.

The Certificate in Intercultural Competence For The Workplace at Portland State University core courses will help you cultivate a greater capacity for collaboratively engaging with diversity and communicating across differences in a culturally responsive manner, while the electives will help you better understand international and intercultural issues in your major or chosen career path.


Employers are increasingly looking for global talent: professionals who are proficient in a foreign language in addition to possessing other valuable skills for the job market. This certificate positions you for success by enhancing your intercultural competence in professional and workplace settings.

With this certificate, you can find positions in a variety of fields, including human resources, education (teaching diverse students, leadership and student services), humanitarian and social work, and work in non-governmental organizations that involve community outreach, health and other services.

The certificate can also be a strong element of a graduate school application.

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Courses Included

  • Global Citizenship in Professional Contexts
  • Understanding the International Experience
  • Latinos in the Economy and Politics
  • Global Health
  • Intercultural Leadership and Change
  • International Business