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 three-day-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?
Next Intercultural Workshop for new Master's students (in English): Cancelled
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the intercultural workshop from 17-19 April, 2020 has to be cancelled. We will inform about future workshops on this website.
Places for one workshop: 18-20
Registration: currently not possible
The demand is quite huge, however, many participants do not show up during the first day and places are lost for other students. We therefore decided to take a registration deposit of 10€, to be paid in cash. The money will be refunded to all participants present on the respective workshop. You can also step by at Lena Krone's office to pay the deposit before.
1. For students taking part in the German Matters program, another intercultural workshop, organised by the Language Center will take place. As the selection for the German Matters program will overlap with the registration for this workshop, just apply simultanously for both. If you get a place in the German Matters Program, you can decide in which of the intercultural workshops you want to participate, or you just participate in both (recommended).
In any case, please inform us if you are not participating in this workshop so that we can give the place to someone else!
2. This intercultural workshop is not open for incoming exchange students.
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.