Intercultural Awareness 2
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Study abroad does not automatically build intercultural competence (ICC). Intercultural contact is not sufficient for intercultural learning. Hence, this assignment triggers focused attention on life outside the international bubble and on knowledge, skills and attitudes conducive to development of ICC. In a preparatory meeting, second year students reflect on ICC together with third year students who have returned from study abroad. Students select ICC subcompetences that will be the focus of attention. During their study abroad, students gather evidence to illustrate development of intercultural (sub)competences and they reflect on their experiences in a novel cultural and academic environment in a short report. After returning, students will exchange experiences with peers and with second year students during their preparatory meeting.
- reflect on and select ICC learning goals that become part of their learning contract;
- interpret and exemplify intercultural differences;
- intentionally address and deconstruct intercultural interactions.