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Developing Intercultural Competencies


After participating in this three-part course, you will have gained deeper insights into the influence of culture on your way of perceiving, thinking and acting. Furthermore, you will have practiced new communicative skills and  have explored various dilemma reconciling strategies. The overall effect is a deeper understanding of how to operate effectively in culturally diverse study and/or working contexts.


A series of highly interactive workshops that include theory and practice of three key intercultural competencies: Intercultural Sensitivity (1), Intercultural Communication (2) and Dilemma Reconciliation (3).

  1. Explore our culturally shaped ways of perceiving and you will be acquainted with some theories explaining for cultural differences (e.g. dealing with power, focus on relationships or contents, dealing with time).
  2. Discuss and practice different styles of verbal and non-verbal communication.
  3. Work with your personal cultural dilemmas to practice bridging different value orientations. We shall also explore the deeper levels of identity and culture and how they affect team work or our position in society at large.

We work with your individual learning goals and alternate between theory, exercises, exchange, and reflection throughout these workshops. The series is concluded by making a personal intercultural learning plan.

Course materials are handed out during the training.


This training consists of three sessions of three hours each, 18.00 - 21.00. Before the start of the workshops you will receive a questionnaire (1 page) with content relevant questions about individual learning aims, to be returned to the tutor. Please, note that it is obligatory to participate in all sessions.

  • Programme is for

    All (inter)national students working in international project groups and/or planning to go study or work abroad who wish to learn how to deal more effectively with cultural diversity. 

  • Date

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  • Time

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  • Location

    On Campus: location will be communicated in advance

  • Course fee

    €25 (non-refundable administration fee), payable at registration. 

  • Maximum participants

    Maximum 12 participants

  • Trainers

    Nicole Kienhuis info@nicolekienhuis.nl

Further Information
UT Language Centre
Support Office
053-489 2040
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