Our living and working environment is affected by globalization and internationalization. Hence, the ability to effectively communicate and interact with others in intercultural settings has become a necessity. Intercultural competence is widely considered one of the key skills needed to succeed in ever more diverse societies and workplaces. Still it is one thing to acquire intercultural competence, but it is quite another to pass it on to others. It requires extensive knowledge and skills. This is what the Winter Academy on Intercultural Competence will equip you with.


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The Winter Academy on Intercultural Competence is an intense 7 or 10-days program organized by InterCultur gGmbH and Jacobs University. In an international environment of participants, it offers a unique blend of theory and practice tailored to your individual needs. Theoretical input from intercultural scholars will be complemented by insights from practitioners on how to teach intercultural competence in intercultural trainings.

The Winter Academy entails the option of obtaining an Intercultural Trainer Certificate upon successful completion of the 10-days course.

Enrolled students can also earn 5 ECTS credits upon successful completion of the first 7 days of the course and preparing a paper.

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The Winter Academy addresses people who are interested in teaching intercultural competence themselves. Such as:

  • Trainers, who have already gathered experience and would like to start working in an intercultural context.
  • Young professionals and/or multipliers, who are committed or devoted to intercultural learning, e.g. teachers or practitioners in the field of international youth work.
  • Students with an intercultural area of studies or/and their own international experiences, who would like to pass their theoretical knowledge through practical trainings.