Intercultural Development Inventory®

What is the IDI?

The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI) assesses intercultural competence. Intercultural competence is the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities. 

"Intercultural competence has been identified as a critical capability in a number of studies focusing on overseas effectiveness of international sojourners, international business adaptation and job performance, international student adjustment, international transfer of technology and information, international study abroad, and inter-ethnic relations within nations." - IDI, LLC

To learn more about the Intercultural Developmental Inventory please click here. For information about IDI and how to schedule a test with an independent Qualified Administrator, please email the CSLC.

Qualified Administrator Working Group

If you are a Notre Dame faculty, staff, or affiliate and you are a certified IDI Qualified Administrator (QA), please reach out to CSLC Assistant Director Mary Davis ( to be added to the QA working group, which meets once each semester and on an ad hoc basis for collaborative projects.