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Course information

Target group and requirements

This winter school is intended for professionals in the field(s) of intercultural competence/internationalization. Participants of this winter school are selected on the basis of interest in Intercultural Competence as expressed in a brief motivational letter.

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to not only follow passively, but to participate actively in the discussions.


The Winter School will cover the following components:

  • Intercultural training competencies
  • Cultural stereotypes and cultural generalizations
  • A Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity
  • Characteristics of cultural marginality
  • Training content challenges
  • Thinking styles
  • Low-context communication
  • High-context communication
  • Intercultural training methods and resources

We advise you to arrive on Sunday 20 January. The winter school will take place from Monday 21 January to Friday 25 January 2019. Sessions will begin at 09:00 and finish at 17:00 with the exception of Wednesday (the third session will last until 12:00).
The schedule will follow soon.

  • Dr. Nagesh Rao
  • Drs. Michaela Carriere

Dr. Janet Bennet has had to withdraw because of health reasons.

"The winter school was a great opportunity to add knowledge, change perspective and to exchange within a vibrant group of international experts from various fields of education, all guided by an inspiring and experienced lecturer. It combined high end learning experiences with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere."

Alexandra Schreiber, University of Goettingen - Head of Center Intercultural Competency , participant of the 2016 winter school


The fee (€1500) includes:

  • Participation in the programme
  • Lunches
  • Coffee/tea

There are no provisions for accommodation. Participants need to arrange their own housing. For a list of housing possibilities, kindly contact

Contact person

Questions about this winter school can be sent to or by contacting Kristina Preiksaityte at 0031 637 176 434.

More information

General information on the range of intercultural competence development training available at the University of Groningen is available on the website of the Centre for Language and Culture.

Last modified:05 August 2019 2.33 p.m.