An Intercultural Training


Understanding Germany: An Intercultural Training, 18th Jun 2017, 10:00 AM

Every country has its own culture, rules and customs. Thus, Germans also have their own characteristics and values, for example separating their work from their private life or making a strong emphasis on rules and time-management. In this, they differ from other cultures, which can sometimes lead to misunderstandings. In order to avoid these misunderstandings and to help you settle in, we offer an intercultural training, which will explain the German culture and mentality in contrast to other cultures, give you the possibility to exchange your experiences with others and to ask individual questions. Prior to the training you will have the possibility to send questions and suggestions via an online-questionnaire to the trainer, Dr. Iris Wangermann, who works with various universities and well-known companies on a regular basis. During the training she will work with films, group-works and various other methods to give you a deeper understanding of (German) culture.

Spouses of researchers are also welcome to register for the event. Please let us know as early as possible if child care is needed for that day. Please note that places are limited and that they will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Meeting point: Euro-Eck, Spechtsweg 20, 44801 Bochum
Costs: 15 €* deposit (refund upon participation)

Registration by: 9th of June 2017 in person in the International Lounge or via our registration form (places are limited).
Eligible to participate are international researchers and Ph.D. students and their family.

* For all events which require a financial contribution from the participants: the price must be paid in advance in the International Lounge before the registration deadline.

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