Skills Lab

Intercultural Competence


Course prices

This series of workshops is free of charge for all students of the University of Twente

Group size

Maximum 12 participants


Nicole Kienhuis,


All students working in international project groups and would like to learn how to deal more effectively with cultural diversity.


After this series of two workshops you have gained insight in the influence culture has on behavior and communication and are you able to operate more effectively in a cultural diverse study and/or working environment.


A series of highly interactive workshops that include basic IC theory, concepts and ideas that influence co-operation. Communication styles, growth phases of intercultural sensitivity and insight in intercultural competences.

Basic concepts of IC are addressed, theory and exercises alternated. We’ll deal with different cultural orientations as well as the growth phases of intercultural sensitivity. We’ll pay attention to individual learning goals. Different communication styles will be discussed and worked with.

Throughout participants learn about and enhance their intercultural competences. 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 workshop consists of two 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 both sessions.

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  • May 2018
    • Tue 15 May1 option(s)

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