Intercultural Learning


Symposium on Interculturalism in Istanbul

An initiative worth following took place on 15 May 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. The AFS Turkish Volunteer Association in partnership with the Galatasaray University organised a Symposium, which tackled interculturalism from two angles: managing intercultural learning environments in educational institutions and managing intercultural working environments in corporations. The event involved a diverse range of speakers. The keynote words were addressed by professors Michel Bourse and Nilgün Tutal Cheviron from the Communication Faculty of the Galatasaray… Read the full article


Intercultural Learning at Constanze, Germany – a personal insight

This year’s Constanze took place under the theme “Intercultural Learning to the fullest”. Constanze is the biggest training event of AFS Germany taking place once per year. The event started on Friday 9 May evening and ended on Sunday 11 May after lunch and took place at the Karlshochschule in Karlsruhe. Intercultural Learning has been a topic at Constanze before, but this year the concept of Constanze changed. After an inspiring key note speech, participants… Read the full article


ICL Responsibles Meeting – EFIL was there

In May, Inga Menke represented EFIL in the ICL Responsibles Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. It was the first meeting and brought together more than 35 ICL Responsibles from all over the world. In this first meeting the focus was on defining the role of an ICL Responsible, sharing of what is going on in the field of Intercultural Learning (ICL) within partner organisations and learning about initiatives taken by AFS International. EFIL was able to… Read the full article