Buchek Albina Alexandrovna – Candidate of Psychology, Associate Professor, research worker of Theoretical and Applied Psychology Department, Vitus Bering Kamchatka State University (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky).
Mazurkevich Andrey Victorovich – Candidate of Psychology, senior instructor of Theoretical and Applied Psychology Department, Vitus Bering Kamchatka State University (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky).
This article analyzes the results of an empirical study of intercultural interaction of students with the representatives of indigenous people of the North in the course of ethnological expedition. The authors consider the possibility of achieving effective cross-cultural contact in a multicultural region through the formation of social skills in inter-ethnic cooperation, which is the condition for the development of psychology students' professional efficiency.
Key words: ethnocultural competence, interethnic cooperation, the development of professional efficiency.