Münster, Germany

Online Intercultural Training

online course
when 16 August 2021 - 27 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 150

Contact with people from other cultures at work and in everyday life is a common fact nowadays, a consequence of increasing globalisation and migration. Intercultural competence has become an essential skill for all people involved, be it in working life abroad or in multicultural teams in one’s home country. But what is intercultural competence? What is a culture shock? What options are there to deal with intercultural misunderstandings? How does conflict resolution work?
These questions and others will be addressed in the summer school, which unites theory and practice as participants work together in a multicultural team. Participants will come together for three hours per day. There will be some extra events for students to meet and chat and to explore and enjoy Münster and the university online.

No ready-made answers will be offered, instead participants in the summer school will investigate fundamental issues in intercultural encounters and analyse common stumbling-blocks in interaction in this globalized world.
Become a member of a multicultural student team, investigate aspects of intercultural competence and design your own project.

Visit our website for more information, photos and statements of our ECIP participants!

Course leader

Dr. Sarah Eligehausen and Mariya Lorke

Target group

students of all levels (BA, MA/MSc, PhD)

Course aim

The University of Münster's Institute of Ethnology and Ethnology in School and Adult Education in cooperation with the International Office invite you to become a member of a multicultural student team and investigate aspects of intercultural competence.

Credits info

2 EC
You can earn two European Credits (ECTS) and will receive a certificate after successfully completing the summer school. In case an additional document (Transcript of records) for certification is required - the University of Muenster can provide it upon individual request.

Fee info

EUR 150: Standard fee.
EUR 80: Reduced fee for students from partner universities of the University of Münster.