Groningen, Netherlands

Intercultural Competence

online course
when 28 June 2021 - 2 July 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 150

Are you exposed to cultural differences on a regular basis or wish to better understand other cultures? Have you ever pondered about why some cultures behave, communicate and think the way they do? Do you want to develop your own intercultural competence?

These are some of the questions that will be addressed in the summer school on Intercultural Competence 2021!

Intercultural competence is about recognizing cultural differences, understanding how
these differences influence interaction and maximizing that knowledge in order to minimize misunderstanding. This competence is considered one of the top 10 work skills needed for the workforce of 2021.

This summer school is a structured training based on a developmental approach to building intercultural competence, regardless of your current level of cultural understanding. The offered program will be taught by a senior practitioner in the field with more than 10 years’ experience in intercultural training development and delivery and will cover everything from cultural stereotypes to cognitive and communication styles.

Course leader

Drs. M.S. Carriere

Target group

BA, MA & PhD students

Course aim

What is it in for you?
• Gain a deeper insight into your own culture
• Learn more about different behavioral and communication patterns
• Share critical intercultural incidents and best practices
• Develop your own intercultural competence by doing exercises, games and simulations
• Learn how to deploy intercultural competence development in your academic and/or professional field(s)

Credits info

1 EC
Upon successful completion of the program, the Summer School offers a Certificate of Attendance that mentions the workload (28 hours corresponds to 1 ECTS). Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions. We will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of attendance.

Fee info

EUR 150: regular registration fee

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