Practitioners use the Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters (AIE) to ...

  • 1. Encourage positive interest in other people
  • 2. Develop habits of self-reflection
  • 3. Help people manage their multiple identities
  • 4. Support people when they study, work and/or live internationally
  • 5. Enable people to help those who are culturally different from themselves
  • 6. Pre-empt and diffuse conflict situations


In the film below you will see a variety of example situations in which the AIE has been used. Play the film and/or download the examples in pdf format here.

Easy Lemon by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.


For each of the situations, consider why the facilitator decided to use the AIE. Choose from the list of reasons under the film. You might see more than one reason for using the AIE in each situation, but try to identify the primary one. 

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Are there any similarities between the contexts in the examples you have just looked at and your own working context?

What would you hope the outcomes of using the AIE would be in your context?