Intercultural Competence for College and University Students

A Global Guide for Employability and Social Change


  • Peyman G.P. Sabet University of Western Australia
  • Elaine Chapman


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The book Intercultural Competence for College and University Students, coauthored by Caprice Lantz-Deaton and Irina Golubeva, comprises eight chapters and details how college and university students can become better prepared, both academically and socially, for their future careers. IC is discussed under the three main topics: how IC can contribute to a more peaceful world and enhance intercultural interaction, how it can contribute to the academic and career success of each individual, and how potential IC can mitigate such issues as “equality, diversity, and inclusion worldwide” (p. vii).

Author Biographies

Peyman G.P. Sabet, University of Western Australia

PEYMAN G.P. SABET is a doctoral candidate in Education at the University of Western Australia. He also holds a PhD in Language and Intercultural Education from Curtin University, Australia, where he works as a TESOL academic. His research interests lie in intercultural competence, cross-cultural communication, pragmatics and elastic language. Email:

Elaine Chapman

ELAINE CHAPMAN is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Western Australia. Her background is in psychology, but she has always had an interest in applying knowledge from psychology to education. Dr. Chapman’s research interests lie in the areas of applied social and educational psychology, educational assessment, and research methods. Email:


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How to Cite

G.P. Sabet, P. ., & Chapman, E. (2022). Intercultural Competence for College and University Students: A Global Guide for Employability and Social Change. Journal of International Students, 12(S3), 189–193. Retrieved from