Life at UCD Smurfit School is a period of intellectual and intercultural stimulation, self-exploration and transformation in an inclusive multicultural environment. Valuing diversity in education, we offer dedicated Intercultural Development Programme and support for all our students.


Intercultural Development Programme

At a time of accelerating globalisation, UCD College of Business has developed a leading-edge Intercultural Development Programme (ICD) which is offered to all postgraduate students including domestic Irish and international students at the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. This programme celebrates our diversity and aims to maximise your learning experience which is unequivocally intercultural in nature.

The ICD programme is a research-driven, theory-based and innovative intercultural intervention aimed at helping students develop their intercultural competence which is a Key 21st-century Skills.

Watch this video to learn more about the benefits of the ICD Programme.

Contact Dr Linda Yang, Programme Leader, for more information such as enrolment & ICD Certification of Completion and more.

Intercultural Support

Our Intercultural Development and Support Officer, Dr. Linda Yang, offers intercultural support to both Irish and International students on a range of issues, including academic and sociocultural transition and integration, adapting to multicultural classes, multicultural groupwork, cross-cultural communication, cross-cultural friendship and the development of intercultural competence.

To help students maximize their learning in a diverse environment, Linda delivers lectures and workshops, and offers one-on-one individual and group consultations.

Dr. Linda Yang

Dr. Linda Yang

Intercultural Development & Support Officer

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