Paris campus, 3 - 6 July 2017
At a time when travel is becoming increasingly easy, effective cross-cultural knowledge, and skills and competence is essential to personal and professional success.
This course takes students through all the aspects necessary to develop intercultural competence. Through classroom learning and activities, and by encouraging them to become “cultural detectives”, the course provides cross-cultural knowledge, raises awareness and develops practical skills to help students develop an “intercultural toolbox” individually tailored for their future multicultural adventures.
While this course takes a “multicultural” approach, it will provide a comprehensive look at the host French culture to allow participants to better understand their immediate study environment.
- Provide in-depth understanding of the notion of “culture”—both the ‘visible’ and ‘invisible’ elements that determine world views, preferences, behaviours and attitudes
- Raise participants’ awareness of the impact of culture on living, studying & professional transactions and environments
- Highlight the impact of cultural differences in international settings—potential reactions to different ways of doing and being, the potential for misunderstanding and miscommunication
- Enhance your multicultural skills & competence: development of a personal “intercultural tool box”
Highly interactive learning-by-doing activities, group discussions and fun and practical
fieldwork in Paris.
- Throughout the course, students keep an intercultural journal, in which they record what they have learned, and begin to develop an individual action plan on how to improve and further develop their intercultural skills. This will become the basis for their “Intercultural Tool Box”.
- On the final day, students present their cultural detective work on a specific topic to the class.
Students must hold:
- A four-year bachelor degree or equivalent
- TOEFL IBT (86), TOEIC (750), IELTS (6.0) or equivalent