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"Understanding between and among disparate cultures has challenged mankind throughout history; and clearly, communication, intercultural communication, is a key element in achieving understanding. We believe a disciplined, linguistic approach to the study of intercultural communication, an approach that includes the building of linguistic corpora, research in contrastive rhetoric, and practical, real life application of the best practices learned, can provide valuable insights toward achieving understanding among cultures. Nowhere is this approach followed more faithfully than at ICIC."
—Karl R. Zimmer (1926-2014), former member of the ICIC Board of Advisors
Barbara Zimmer (1929-2010)—A Personal Tribute
The International Center for Intercultural Communication (ICIC) is a university-based research and service organization created in 1998 to enhance links between the city of Indianapolis, the state of Indiana, and cultures/nations throughout the world. ICIC strives for excellence in language and intercultural training in academic, professional, and other occupational contexts. The center is part of the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts in the Department of English at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and has been awarded an IUPUI Signature Center Initiative Grant. (Learn more about this exciting program.)