The Cranwell International Center (CIC) is pleased to offer to the university community a wide range of customized programs and services related to the assessment and development of intercultural competence based on the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Select faculty members in CIC are Qualified Administrators licensed to administer the IDI.

The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) provides groups and individuals with a baseline of their intercultural competence – the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities. The IDI is a 50-item questionnaire available online that can be completed in 15-20 minutes.

The IDI includes up to six customized questions that can be added to the questionnaire. In addition, the IDI includes contexting questions that allow respondents to describe their intercultural experiences in terms of (a) their cross-cultural goals, (b) the challenges that they face navigating cultural differences, (c) critical (intercultural) incidents that they face when they encounter cultural differences, and (d) the ways they navigate those cultural differences. 

For more information or to inquire about using the IDI with your group, please email idi@vt.edu