Netherlands, Tilburg

Cultural Diversity: Theory and Practice

when 8 July 2019 - 19 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1000

What can cross-cultural psychology tell you about your own cultural assumptions? Are you able to understand the unique challenges and benefits of living in a multicultural society?
Are your professional or academic goals aimed at working successfully in international businesses, or in multicultural teams?

In this unique 2-week program you and a group of internationally-oriented students will examine cultural diversity from a psychological perspective, which includes theoretical insights as well as hands-on experiences (games and presentations). The course culminates with your conducting an interview with someone of another culture, and writing a scientific report based on your findings.

Course leader

Dr. Michael Bender, Dr. Byron Adams and a variety of guest lecturers.

Target group

Students (national and international) interested in and dealing with diversity in their work context. Participants can come from any Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD program.

Course aim

•Acquire an overview of the current leading perspectives on cross-cultural similarities and differences, acculturation, and intercultural communication;
•Assess and apply strategies useful for intercultural interaction in business and negotiations, and for effective intercultural communication;
•Conduct a small-scale qualitative, culturally informed, psychological study on a topic of your choice;
•Understand how methodological pitfalls and cognitive biases are relevant for cross-cultural interactions and intercultural communication in the multicultural workplace and other settings.

Fee info

EUR 1000: Course fee: €1000

10% early bird discount when registering before April 22nd, 2019*
10% discount for current Tilburg University students*
10% discount for students from partner universities*

*Combining discounts is not possible


No scholarships available.