Intercultural training courses

The International Office offers training courses for everyone at Münster University. The courses are free of charge.

Workshops for students

dialogue of the cultures
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Intercultural Competence – An Essential Skill in a Globalised World

Contact with people from other cultures at work and in everyday life is a common fact nowadays, a consequence of increasing globalisation and migration. In this workshop, participants will discuss the different aspects of intercultural competence and train their personal intercultural competence.


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Living in a multi-cultural society [de]

Germany is a country which attracts immigrants, and this presents many challenges. It is not only that individual people experience cultural diversity in their everyday life – all institutions (e.g. authorities, welfare organizations, schools etc) are now experiencing how intercultural encounters are making changes to everyday working life. One way of reacting to this new situation is through intercultural opening. Please note that this workshop is offered in German.

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 Cultural diversity - an approach to social reality [de]

After an approach to the definition of culture, the workshop deals with cultural diversity in Germany (people with migration background, people with disabilities, young and old people, etc.).

Workshops for teachers and staff


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Working successfully in an international context [de]

What do I do when foreign students don’t answer me directly? How should I react when, for example, a female student doesn’t look me straight in the eye? What should I pay attention to when making a criticism? At Münster University, intercultural competence is increasingly becoming a key competence. Please note that this workshop is offered in German.