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.
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?
The interactive online workshops on Intercultural Competence and Communication will be held in English.
- Workshop (two Sessions): Fri, May 28 (14:00-17:00h) and Sat, May 29 (10:00-15:00h)
Application open until Sun, May 23, 2021 via TUM Wiki Online Form. First come, first served.
Places per Workshop: 12-20
This workshop is the only intercultural training of TUM Informatics in the summer semester 2021.
Participation in two dates of the workshop is mandatory. We welcome serious registrations for this exciting virtual workshop.
In 2017, TUM Department of Informatics introduced an Intercultural Certificate in order to recognize additional international, integrative and intercultural commitment and activities of our degree students - outside of the curriculum.
One obligatory component is an intercultural Workshop. Participations in our past workshops are included in the certificate. So join in!
More information at our website about the Intercultural Certificate.