The mission of the Institute for Intercultural Communication is to promote the study of intercultural communication in the new century. The Institute publishes an online journal, online monographs, and online books.
The Institute co-organized the 2011 conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS). The Institute also co-organized the 2009 conference in Kumamoto, Japan, and hosted the 2008 conference in Louisville, KY, USA, where scholars from over 18 countries presented cutting-edge research.
The Institute will also hold workshops, seminars, and miniconferences on a range of topics related to intercultural communication. In addition, the Institute organizes an annual International Film Series each spring, and continues to offer internship opportunities to students wishing to gain insights into the organization.