Germany, Muenster

Intercultural Communication in Health Care and Social Work

when 29 July 2018 - 5 August 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 350

Intercultural understanding and communication plays a major role in providing health care and social work. Intercultural competence, especially in person related professions, includes the ability to understand different perspectives of diverse cultures and the reflection on cultural sensitive communication.
Our summer school aims to foster the understanding of diverse cultures, individual perceptions and the relativity of one’s own perspective. The interdisciplinary classes gain by the diverse cultural experiences the participants bring along from their home countries, which are reflected continuously throughout the summer school.
Theoretical perspectives on the understanding of different cultures and intercultural communication will be related to the praxis of social workers and health care professionals. The students discuss how concepts of intercultural communication are developed, implemented and evaluated in the given professional areas. In this perspective the summer school facilitates a wider understanding of intercultural interaction.

Target group

Undergraduate and graduate students in fields of social work and health care professions from all over the world are welcome to apply. We understand health care professions as an interdisciplinary field of nurses, physiotherapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists and health care management. Since all courses are taught in English, a level of B 2 is required (European framework of reference for languages). No previous knowledge of German is required. Participants must be of age.

Fee info

EUR 350: The fee for the summer school program will be 350.00 €. Students from partner universities receive a discount. Their fee amounts to 200.00 €.
The fee covers course fee, the cultural program and a bus ticket for Münster. It does not cover travel, board and accommodation.