I am applying to New Directions to request six weeks of summer support to develop a publishable workbook of interactive activities in intercultural communication. This would be my first publication in the area of diversity education, and is the first step toward developing a publication record and reputation in this area with the goal of doing diversity education consulting sometime in the future. The proposed project is particularly timely due to the visit of an exchange professor from Waseda University, Japan, Spring 2011, with whom I would like to collaborate on the development of synchronous assignments that our intercultural communication students in the U.S. and Japan could work on in collaboration. This is an idea we discussed over two years ago when I was visiting Japan, but found it difficult to take on such a large collaborative effort long-distance. Identifying an interactive platform (e.g., Skype) and developing the exercises is one part of the overall workbook project. By the end of the proposed project (December 2011), I will have: developed my knowledge in the integration of technology and pedagogy that will have applications for other projects; tested an interactive interface with students in two locations to promote cross-cultural experience of my students; developed a collaborative relationship with a fellow scholar in Japan; published in the area of diversity education; developed my own thinking on the organization of cultural learning around key communication competencies; and created exercises that will be foundational materials for organizational consulting, workshops and education on issues of diversity.