There is literature growing number of studies on the increasing student diversity in U.S. colleges and universities as a result of globalization and the impact of advanced technology in the workplace and on society. The question is how well are educators preparing students to become critical thinkers and engaged global citizens with empathy and understanding for each other and their communities? How equipped are educators to help foster classroom environments where students are encouraged to strengthen multiple literacies across cultural boundaries – technological, academic, and personal? This article acknowledges the challenges of internationalizing the curriculum and provides strategies on how to infuse intercultural competency skills into liberal arts/humanities courses using speech communication and media analysis to foster a rich intercultural dialogue in the classroom.

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