Leeds, United Kingdom

Intercultural Encounters: Skills and Concepts

when 2 July 2022 - 16 July 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 1820

Intercultural skills and awareness are essential in our increasingly globalised lives. This module will introduce key issues and concepts in intercultural studies. You’ll examine these issues from cultural, historical, political, and theoretical perspectives. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop your intercultural skills. The module explores intercultural practices in digital environments. In particular, you’ll consider issues of power, creativity and manipulation. Some of the key questions the module addresses include:

How can ‘culture’ and the ‘intercultural’ be problematic concepts?
How has the field of intercultural communication developed historically?
What is ‘nation branding’ and what is soft power?
You’ll also learn research techniques in intercultural studies. You’ll begin to reflect on intercultural encounters from your own experience. This module usually includes a walking tour of ‘Little Germany’ in Bradford. During the field trip you’ll examine the city’s multicultural past and present.

Module subject to final approval.

Please note, the Leeds International Summer School runs for four weeks (2 - 30 July 2022). You can choose to study with us for two weeks or for the full four-week programme. Each module lasts two weeks so you study one module if you choose to attend for two weeks and two modules if you choose to attend for four weeks.

Course leader

Corinne Painter

Target group

Undergraduate/Bachelor students

Course aim


Credits info

5 EC
The module is worth 10 Leeds credits = 5 ECTS. You can transfer the credits earned back to your home degree subject to approval.

Fee info

GBP 1820: Leeds International Summer School (LISS) is an all-inclusive programme. Included in the programme fee is tuition, accommodation, breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday, module field trips, weekend excursions, social programme and The Edge sports centre membership. The cost of flights, insurance and visa is not included.


If you have a GPA of 3.2 or above (or equivalent) you're eligible to apply for a Merit scholarship worth up to £500. We are also looking for LISS Champions to receive a scholarship of £1000 while sharing their experiences of LISS via different platforms.