ABSTRACT  Experiential techniques, some of which take only a few minutes of class time, can help make students aware of what culture is and how it functions. These activities may take the form of structured in-class activities dealing with non-verbal and other culture-bound behavior, or out-of-class activities in which students observe and interact with the target culture. Structured class visits by native informants and field trips to ethnic neighborhoods provide other means for direct contact with other cultures. An interdisciplinary course in cross-cultural awareness based on experiential techniques can expand upon work done in language classes; a model for such a course is provided here.