Intercultural Communication Training

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What is Intercultural Communication?

As the world becomes more globalized and societies become more culturally diverse, individuals need to develop the skills to communicate effectively with others in intercultural environments. Intercultural communication competencies are useful for facilitating education at EUR but also for our students when they start working in modern organizations. The goal of this teaching module is to provide basic training in intercultural communication, that is relevant to students in all educational programs at EUR.

The method employed in this teaching module is rooted in empirical research from several different fields, including anthropology, sociology, (cross-cultural) psychology, intercultural communication, and intercultural management. This teaching module was developed by Dr. Joep Hofhuis, at the department of Media and Communication, of the Erasmus School of History, Culture, and Communication (ESHCC), with financial support from the Community for Learning and Innovation (CLI).

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- Develop knowledge and understanding of the main approaches of intercultural communication, from a social scientific perspective.

- Be able to reflect on your cultural background, personal norms, values, and assumptions.

- Understand your intercultural competencies, how to apply them in intercultural situations, and how to develop them in the future.

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