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Developing Intercultural Competencies


After this three-part course, participants will have gained deeper insights into the influence culture has on their behavior and style(s) of communication and practiced new communicative and dilemma reconciling skills. The effect is that they can operate more effectively in a culturally diverse study and/or working environment.


A series of highly interactive workshops that include theory and practice of two key intercultural competencies: Intercultural Communication (I) and Dilemma Reconciliation (II).

Different communication styles will be discussed and practiced. We will work with your personal cultural dilemmas while practicing bridging different value orientations. We also explore the deeper levels of identity and culture and how they affect yours or other people’s position in study groups and society at large. Theory, exercises, exchange and reflection are alternated throughout these workshops. We will work with your individual learning goals. The series will be concluded by making your personal intercultural learning plan.

Throughout participants learn about and enhance their intercultural competencies. In general, participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to operate effectively in culturally diverse contexts. Course materials are handed out during the training.


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

  • Programme is for

    All 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

    Online: platform will be communicated in advance

  • Course fee

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

  • Maximum participants

    Maximum 12 participants

  • Trainers

    Nicole Kienhuis

Further Information
UT Language Centre
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053-489 2040
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Developing Intercultural Competencies
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