Virtual Courses: Intercultural and Key Competencies
"In the beginning it was a bit weird to have a skype meeting with strangers, but
already after a few sessions I felt a connection between us – we weren’t strangers anymore, but a team and the NICE modules definitely helped us in this progress. I’m looking forward to get to know my teammates even better and work out a project for our global challenge together!"
"It surprised me that we work so well together, although our cultures and working styles are very different. This diversity brings many creative ideas and different
perspectives that make our team productive and efficient."
"I was very surprised that I gained so much new input on cultural
communication and differences that I was not aware of. The same applies for the entrepreneurial mindset, which is to a large part new to me.”
"I am surprised by our integration of disciplines diversity in solving the global
challenge; I develop my intercultural communication skills and empathy among the communication.”
"I experienced how important punctuality and commitment are to me. I learned that generalisations are sometimes not from disadvantage. I learned that cultures shape us, but we are individuals.”
"My surprise: my team was very diverse both in cultural and academic background, but we really blended in thoughts and ideas.”
"The seminar taught me a lot about conscious and unconscious cultural patterns in general and helped me to reflect on my own cultural identity. The atmosphere in the seminar was very welcoming and open-minded, which put me in an exciting mood for my own semester abroad.” (Basic Introduction to Intercultural Competencies)
"I was surprised how diverse the group composition was. This brought in many exciting and different perspectives, which enormously enhanced the interdisciplinary work on our writing project. I also found it particularly pleasant that the focus was very much on intercultural exchange, on working together in a friendly and open environment, and not solely on academic performance.” (Academic Writing Partnership)