Workshop Intercultural Competence & Communication

What's an intercultural workshop about?

Interacting with people from different cultural backgrounds is an important part of daily life at university, in work environments, and in our private lives. These encounters are often complicated, and they can sometimes cause a clash of very different perceptions and expectations.

Every semester, we offer several Intercultural Competence and Communication workshops. This workshop will help you to improve your intercultural competences and to successfully handle your studies in an intercultural environment. The workshop is designed to be interactive allowing participants to practice their newly acquired knowledge and skills. In exercises and role playing you will learn how your own cultural imprint guides your perception and behavior and why other people may react differently than expected.

Target group: Who can participate?

The workshop aims at international and German degree students of the Bachelor's and Master's study programs at the Department of Informatics who are planning a stay abroad or are interested in the subject.

Topics include among others: What's a cultural shock and how do I deal with it? Different learning and teaching styles, What are stereotypes? How do I make friends in another country? What does a professor expect of me?

Intercultural Online Workshops in cooperation with ENSEA Paris, France

Online Workshops: Intercultural competencies for the international digital workplace (in English)
New virtual format in collaboration with our French partner university, ENSEA.

  • Workshop 1 (two sessions): Mon, November 22 (5:30 - 7:30 PM) & Mon, November 29 (5:30 - 7:30 PM)
    Registration open until November 17 2, 2020 via TUM Wiki Online Form. First come, first served.
  • Workshop 2 (two sessions): Wed, November 24 (5:30 - 7:30 PM) & Wed, December 1 (5:30 - 7:30 PM)
    Registration open until November 18, 2021 via TUM Wiki Online Form. First come, first served.

IN.TUM Places for one workshop: 10-15

Please register for only one of the workshops, the content will be the same. Participation in both sessions of the respective workshop (in Zoom) is mandatory. We are looking forward to receiving genuine registrations for this exciting virtual project. ENSEA & TUM will issue a confirmation.