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The Summer Academy on Intercultural Experience
This Summer Academy on Intercultural Experience is an intercultural learning opportunity for young adults which takes place in Karlsruhe, Germany, annually since 2010. From July 16 to 27, 2018 it will be organised for the ninth time by InterCultur gGmbH (subsidiary of AFS Germany) and Karlshochschule International University. Participants can earn academic credits according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
The Summer Academy on Intercultural Experience is open to anyone aged 18–35 with a demonstrable interest in the field of intercultural communication and management. Primary target groups are undergraduate students with at least one year of academic record (by start of the academy) and young professionals with a background or interest in intercultural experiences. Participants also need communicative English skills as all courses are taught in English.
The Summer Academy will comprise lectures in two different areas:
All courses will have complimentary workshop sessions with theoretical and practical content:
All courses are taught by university lecturers and professors. Qualified trainers with extensive experience in the international and intercultural field will deliver the practical sections of the workshops. The professors come from the faculties of Karlshochschule and its partner universities. The trainers are full-time and voluntary practitioners from the InterCultur network.
This combination of academic resources and the long-term know-how of InterCultur represents an innovative, synergetic and applied concept. Jointly used resources and the match of the curriculum contents lead to a higher quality of the created, scientifically based knowledge.
Additionally to the academic course program, participants are offered extracurricular activities to fortify their experiences and to learn more about German and European culture. Besides complementary evening lectures by experts in research and economy, the extracurricular activities offer space to reflect on the learned theories and practices.