Courses and programmes developing intercultural skills are enjoying ever-increasing popularity. Regio Basiliensis, for instance, is a transnational organisation, which offers intercultural educational training to teachers. Schools are also increasing their provision in this area, often in combination with language courses. This striking development has reached as far as Asia and, more specifically, China. This has to do with the fact that Switzerland is increasingly interested in these regions of the world, not least for economic reasons.