With the generosity of one of its founding fathers, Professor Myung-Seok Park, at each biennial meeting, the World Communication Association presents CASH awards and honors for quality research papers in the field of intercultural communication. The paper awards are the following:
- Best Qualitative Paper
- Best Quantitative Paper
- Best Theoretical /Praxis Paper
- Best Overall Paper
Other awards are presented for outstanding oral presentations in the following categories:
- Best Student Conference Presentation
- Best Non-Native English Conference Presentation
- Best Overall Conference Presentation
Myung-Seok Park Distinguished Service Award
- Recognizes exceptional and outstanding service to the Association and to the intercultural communicating profession.
Journal of Intercultural Communication Research
Graduate Student Support/Mentoring Program
Helps graduate students develop robust skills in research and teaching.
Issues Forum Outreach
The purpose of the Issues Forum is to convene professors, students and lay professionals at each WCA conference site to discuss important global issues that impinge upon intercultural communication and world peace. At the 2013 conference in Seoul, discussion centered on the topic, “The Great Divide: Income Inequality and what it May Mean for Global Society.”
Cultural exchanges are absolutely crucial to the mission of the WCA. At each conference site, we visit local communities, participate in citizenly exchanges, and tour country sides in order to promote meaningful dialogues and foster peace worldwide.
Empathy Matters Project (EMP)
This signature empathetic literacy program focuses on knowledge and information-based skills that help global citizens respond to and manage intercultural encounters caringly and competently.