About NNU's Cross Cultural Experience

Each student must meet the University's requirement for cross-cultural experience in one of the following ways:

All students are required to enroll in an Intercultural Lab that corresponds with the Tier Level of the experience prior to participating in a cross-cultural experience. The Lab will have a course number which mirrors the official catalog number of the course in which the student is enrolled. For example, if taking SOGY2030 Cultural Anthopology, the student will also enroll in SOGY2030CL Intercultural Lab Tier 2. What is the Intercultural Lab?

For more information about the Intercultural Labs:
Shelly Henson at 208-467-8619 or email
David Blowers at 208-467-8033 or email

What Makes for a Quality Cross Cultural Experience?

  1. Recognition of cultural differences and similarities between home and target culture.
  2. The ability to compare and contrast values held by the home and target cultures.
  3. Personal recognition/experience of areas of tension between the values of home and target culture.
  4. Personal experience of resolution of tension or accommodation to the values of the target culture.