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Summer School - Intercultural Competence, 1-5 July 2019, Netherlands

Publish Date: Jan 29, 2019

Deadline: May 01, 2019

Event Dates: from Jul 01, 2019 12:00 to Jul 05, 2019 12:00

Intercultural Competence

Businesses know that productivity depends on a work force that is socially and emotionally competent. If you want to become successful in a diverse world, a large part of that success will depend on your ability to communicate and negotiate among diverse cultures.

Intercultural competence is considered one of the top 10 work skills needed for the workforce of 2020. It entails recognizing cultural differences, understanding how these differences influence interaction and maximizing that knowledge in order to minimize misunderstanding.

This summer school is a structured training based on a developmental approach to building intercultural competence, regardless of your current level of cultural understanding. The offered program will be taught by a senior practitioner in the field with more than 10 years’ experience in intercultural training development and delivery and will cover everythinfrom cultural stereotypes to cognitive and communication styles.

What is it in for you?

  • Gain a deeper insight into your own culture
  • Learn more about different behavioral and communication patterns
  • Share critical intercultural incidents and best practices
  • Develop your own intercultural competence by doing exercises, games and simulations
  • Learn how to deploy intercultural competence development in your academic and/or professional field(s)


To apply, please fill out the online application form. Please include the following documents in your application:

  • A letter of motivation (max 1 A4) in which you describe your interest in intercultural competence. Make the case for why we should choose you to attend the summer school on Intercultural Competence.
  • A copy of your CV

The deadline for application is 1 May 2019.

Course information

Target group

This summer school is intended for BA, MA and PhD students. Prior knowledge of the field of intercultural communication is preferred, yet, not necessary.
It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English .


On Sunday 30 June we will start off the summer school with a city tour and welcoming drinks (starting time: 3PM). 
The summer school programme will start on Monday 1 July 2019 and end on Friday 5 July 2019.

Sessions will begin at 09:00 and finish at 17:00 with the exception of Wednesday (the third session will last until 12:00).

Learning outcomes

After this course you will be able to:

  • Better understand the differences between cultural stereotypes and cultural generalizations.
  • Recognize and deploy different styles of communication.
  • Gain a theoretical understanding of intercultural competence development.
  • Gain a deeper insight into your own culture.


Beth Yoder is a Senior Trainer at the Intercultural Communication Section of the Language Centre (University of Groningen). She has joined the IC section from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where she was (and continues to be) a Managing Partner with Global Teams. She has been facilitating intercultural learning and development for individuals and organizations for over 20 years and has lived in six countries, and worked in many more, providing training and designing learning for adults – from college students to C-level executives.

Workload + certificate

The training consists of 36 hours of professional development.

Upon successful completion of the program, the Summer School offers a Certificate of Attendance that mentions the workload of 39 hours (28 hours corresponds to 1 ECTS). Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions. We will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of attendance.


BA students: € 130 
MA/PhD students: € 155 
Practitioners:  1255

The fee includes participation in the programme and coffee/tea.


Participants need to arrange their own accommodation. For a list of possibilities, kindly contact the organizers.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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