Intercultural Communication Skills
WAS: Interkultureller Workshop für Masterstudierende der Studiengänge M.Sc. Biology und M.Sc. Evolution, Ecology and Systematics (EES) in Kooperation mit den Studiengängen M.Sc. Biology und M.Sc. EES
WANN: 12.10.2017 und 13.10.2017 jeweils um 9:00 - 13:00 Uhr und 14:00 -18:00 Uhr (Workshop 1,2,3,4)
WO: Biocenter (Fakultät für Biologie, Großhaderner Str. 2, 82152 Planegg-Martinsried), Raum E02.023
FÜR WEN: Internationale und deutsche Studierende der Studiengänge M.Sc. Biology und M.Sc. Evolution, Ecology and Systematics (EES) an der LMU
TEILNEHMERZAHL: max. 18
ANMELDUNG: Dr. Philomena Bodensteiner firstname.lastname@example.org
TRAINERINNEN: Vasudha Cardoso-Ribeiro & Julia Blonska
Der Workshop wird auf Englisch durchgeführt.
BESCHREIBUNG DES WORKSHOPS:
Studying in a multicultural environment is enriching, but also presents challenges. This workshop deals with the intricacies of culture. It gives students the opportunity to compare selected aspects of culture – like teaching and learning styles, interaction with professors and fellow students – across cultures.
Students will learn about the concept of "culture shock": the relocation to a new international environment is usually marked with excitement and euphoria in the first weeks, but then confusion and anxiety may occur. The knowledge about this process can be very useful for understanding what is happening around and within oneself when living and studying in a foreign setting.
Also practical aspects will be discussed. "How should I address my professor?", "What is the proper conduct in an office hour?", or "How do I make friends?" are just a few examples of the many issues international students frequently face. Understanding these issues commonly occuring in a multicultural environment helps avoid conflicts. Learning intercultural communication skills can bring many advantages, not only for studies in foreign countries, but also for your future career. Benefit from this oppurtunity to learn more out of the experiences of your fellow students!
The workshop is aimed towards all students (both local and international) interested in intercultural communication. It will be interactive, allowing participants to practice their newly acquired cultural knowledge and skills. Practical exercises will intensify the transfer of intercultural knowledge.