Asia Compact Course: Competence in Intercultural Communication The Asia Compact Master course “Competence in Intercultural Communication” was conducted for the first time in the Autumn Break 2018 at the St. Gallen Institute of Management in Asia (SGI-HSG), Singapore. The course addressed the question: How do we succeed doing business in East Asia? In the era of globalisation, the need for intercultural communication competence is key to success in public, private and working life. The five-day block course aimed to foster intercultural awareness and communication skills, and to examine, explore and practise intercultural communication competence, making use of Singapore as a case study and a platform for fieldwork. The course familiarized students with the important aspects of intercultural competence, such as ‘knowing’, ‘seeing’ and ‘feeling’ the alien culture. This involved learning about the historical, political and social aspects of Singaporean culture, observing customs and people and gaining a deeper understanding of how urban citizens perceive their world, their aspirations, dreams and nightmares. Group projects focused on fieldwork and interviews on housing estates and social engineering, intercultural communication and understanding, the economy of luxury goods, the culture of consumption and the advertising industry. Activities to learn in the field, experience Asia and explore Asian culture included visits to the National Museum, talks with Diana Leng, CFO, KS Drilling Company; lawyer Michelle Yeo, co-founder of Readable NGO; Dr Kevin Lim, National Gallery and Dr Gralf Sieghold. E-learning included a field course blog and online discussion forum. Excellent student feedback confirmed it as a great success. Another Singapore-based intercultural competence course will be offered in Autumn 2019.