The Greenfield Intercultural Center offers various courses for Penn students may take for credit. Not only intercultural but also interdisciplinary, these courses feature collaborations between Penn faculty and staff as well as members of the Philadelphia community.



Arab Music EnsembleThe Greenfield Intercultural Center, in conjunction with the Department of Music and a vibrant community organization, Al Bustan, is sponsoring an Arab Music Ensemble open to all Penn students and members of the Philadelphia community. Read more

Teaching Performing Arts for Cross-Cultural Education (TPACE)Teaching Performing Arts for Cross-Cultural Education (TPACE) examines issues related to cultural communities and the arts, specifically performance, writing and storytelling as an educational tool for generating cross cultural and intercultural understanding, dialogue and exchange. Read more


iBelieveiBelieve is a course aimed at exploring spiritual/ideological identity development, community building, leadership and examples of interfaith action. The program includes an Alternative Spring Break Trip that allows students to visit and learn from local religious communities that are engaged in social change. Read more

Cross Cultural Awareness (PACE)Programs for Awareness in Cultural Education (PACE) is a graduate level course where students will learn about the salient dimensions of diversity by exploring the interrelated issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, and ability. Read more

Heart of Social Change *** RETURNING SPRING 2018 ***
The Heart of Social Change: Experiments in Urban Development, Activism, and Social Entrepreneurship will seek to challenge those who desire to work for social change to consider how they may not only employ their heads and their hands, but also their hearts as they work to improve the aspects of contemporary society that mean the most to them. This seminar-based class will examine past and contemporary examples of heart-based activism, urban development and social entrepreneurship yet it will also be a space where students will be asked to experiment with ways that they too may be change agents.

Experiential Learning Design for Intercultural Communication (ELD)
Experiential Learning Design for Intercultural Communication provides new and experienced educators the opportunity to learn and practice training design and facilitation using the principles of experiential and adult learning. This course serves to develop self-reflective practitioners who are well-versed in intercultural communication theory and experiential learning design, and provides a practical, skill-based course to balance the theory-based curriculum of the Intercultural Communication M.S.Ed. Read more