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Crossing Borders 3 (CB3)

Duration:14 contact hours in 7 weeks.
Studyload:2 classroom hours and 2 hours of independent study each week.
Audience:Participants are those who have returned from abroad, either professionally or for their study.

'We shall not cease from exploration,
and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started
and know the place for the first time.'

- T.S. Eliot

For whom?

Crossing Borders 3: Re-entry is for participants who have returned from a semester abroad (or longer). Typically, the more successful you are in the country and culture where you have just been, the more difficult time you will have re-adjusting to your own culture. This course focuses on successfully re-adjusting upon return, on ways to use the new skills and knowledge gained while abroad.

It is also possible to follow Crossing Borders 3 without having followed Crossing Borders 2. Each course is a stand-alone module.


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Course (duration) Student Discount Full
CB3 (14 hours) € 62.50 n.a. n.a.

Min & Max numbers

The minimum number of participants per group is 16; the maximum number of participants per group is 24. Once a group is full you will be placed on the waitlist for a new group. Placement in a group is on a first come, first serve basis, under the condition that you meet the audience specification.

Also available in the form of a series of individual coaching sessions.

Language of Instruction               

The language of instruction during the courses will be English.

Course Material

  • The Adventure of Working Abroad: Hero Tales from the Global Frontier
    1995 version
    ISBN 9780787901080
    Publisher: Jossey-Bass
    Available second hand.

The book is not available at the Language Centre. The book is not included in the course fee. It can be purchased on


You will also be using online course material in Nestor, the blackboard learning environment of the University of Groningen.

On Demand/Tailor-made Training

Standard courses for Students, Teachers, Staff and Professionals. with Open Registration courses are those that are planned (generally once a semester) and for which you can register directly online.

We can also fully develop a new course to your specifications, or we can adapt an existing course to your situation. On Demand or Tailor-made courses in Intercultural Competence can be given as one-to-one courses, for small groups or for entire organizations. They can be given in the form of presentations, short workshops, longer trainings or competence development trajectories. More information on On Demand and tailor-made courses

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