Darla Deardorff

Association of International Education Administrators, USA
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Darla Deardorff

Accomplished cross-cultural education trainer and author for 20 years

Darla is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), which is hosted at Duke University, USA and where she is also a Research Scholar in Education. She is an EAIE trainer. She holds a Master’s degree in adult education with a focus on second language acquisition and a Doctorate degree in education with a focus on international higher education. Darla has lived and taught abroad in Germany, Switzerland and Japan and is a faculty member at several universities around the world including in China, Japan, the USA and South Africa as well as at the Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication in Portland, USA. She has conducted cross-cultural training for universities, companies and non-profit organisations for nearly 20 years and is frequently invited to give talks around the world. A recipient of numerous awards, Darla has published widely on international education, intercultural competence and outcomes assessment. She edited the SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence (2009) and co-edited the SAGE Handbook of International Higher Education (2012) and Building Cultural Competence: Innovative Activities and Models (Stylus 2012), among others.