IEREST will be presented at the 14th international conference of the International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication (IALIC), Aveiro (Portugal) 28-29-30 November 2014. The conference theme this year is “Linguistic resources and intercultural (communicative) conference: bridging a theoretical and empirical gap”, which seems ideal to present the adaptation of some of the IEREST pre-departure activities for the foreign language classroom. This is precisely what Ana Beaven and Lucia Livatino, from the University of Bologna, will do during their presentation “Teaching the intercultural in the language classroom: insights from the IEREST project”. Central to the activity presented and analysed is the learners’ engagement with other mobile students through the task of carrying out an interview from potentially non-essentialist perspectives. The foreign language is thus seen not as an aim in itself, but as the means to develop the learners’ intercultural communication skills.