Message from Dean

Dr. Chika Maruyama/Dean: College of Intercultural Communication

Dear international students,

How do you picture your future? When we strive to make our dreams come true, shape our careers, and put our mark on the world, we see just how full of diversity, complexity, and ambiguity life is, and this awareness can make us feel like there are no answers, that the future is unreadable. At CIC, we believe that intercultural communication is a necessary skill for resolving challenges such as these faced in the real world.

Through a variety of fields, at CIC you’ll learn how to work with people who think differently from you, how to understand cultural and social backgrounds which produce values different from your own, and, premised on diversity and difference, how to live together with others and create peace and abundance. You will aim to become someone with a high level of expertise and interdisciplinary knowledge who can think and act with intercultural communication skills, utilizing the ability to go back and forth between knowledge and practice based on the view of plurilingualism and pluriculturalism.

Different is where we begin. Will you explore and go forward with us?