For doctoral candidates: Develop your Intercultural and Study Skills
On the last Friday of every month from March to July
Leaving home and your familar comfort zone to travel to a new country can be a stressful experience especially when you are confronted with different manifestations of culture, e.g. national everyday culture, academic culture and conventions, as well as a different language and communication culture.
Because you and the other participants decide on what issues we discuss and work on, each of these tutorials is unique. Besides disussing issues that are important to you personally, we will also cover topics such as homesickness, culture shock, procrastination, German values and social interaction. Moreover, you can learn from the experience of othersin the group who have also been going through similar experiences.
Interactive Exercises: cultural assimilator, questionnaire, group work etc.
1st Session: Understanding and Getting over Culture Shocks
- Hotspots - Gathering your questions
- Cultural Iceberg model and cultural blind spots
- Culture shock and remedies
- Moving from a monocultural to a multicultural mindset
Carol Sheehan, Intercultural Communication
In cooperation with the Graduate Center.