In Module 3 you considered the meanings of 'intercultural encounter'. You looked at other people's understandings of intercultural encounter and compared this to what is meant by an intercultural encounter in the Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters (AIE). You then went on to explore the different contexts or 'circles' in which an encounter may take place in preparation for writing your own AIE.

While the first three modules have involved experiential exploration of the thinking behind the AIE, culminating in writing your own Autobiography, Module 4 presents the model of intercultural competences that the AIE aims to develop.