Intercultural competence for university students

International students speaking in the classroom

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Online workshop

22 and 24 November 2022, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CET)

Language: German

Deadline for application: 15 November 2022

In an age of growing diversity and increasing global mobility, living and working together with people from other cultural backgrounds is becoming the norm.

But how do our cultural backgrounds influence our behaviour towards others? What is intercultural competence and how can it help international students cope in the German university environment? What does intercultural competence have to do with issues such as prejudice, discrimination and racism?

Did you come to Germany for your studies or for an exchange semester? Or are you planning to come to Germany in the near future to study here?

This workshop, which is aimed at international students from all disciplines, will provide you with the following intercultural competences:

o      self-reflection 
o     self-perception and perception of others
o     change of perspective

Professional competence
o     knowledge of country and culture
o     dealing with stereotypes and prejudices
o     understanding cultural characteristics, values and ways of thinking 
o     getting to know university culture

Social competence:
o     empathy and communicative competence
o     communication skills and active listening
o     dealing with ambiguous situations in a purposeful way
o     cooperative working
o     application of behavioural strategies in role plays, case studies and group exercises or discussions

This workshop also offers you space for your own cases and examples, which can be reflected on and analysed in the group.


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