Unfortunately we had to cancel the Summer Academy „The Silkroad – A Symbol for Transcultural Encounters“. But we plan to conduct the program in 2019!

Summer Academy

A warm welcome to the Summer Academy "THE SILKROAD - A SYMBOL FOR TRANSCULTURAL ENCOUNTERS". Find out more about this unique learning opportunity. We hope to welcome you to our Academy from August 27 to September 7, 2018 in Xi’an, China!

Academy

PROGRAM CANCELLED AND POSTPONED TO 2019!

 

General Information

The Summer Academy „The Silkroad – A Symbol for Transcultural Encounters“ is a transcultural learning opportunity for young adults which takes place in Xi’an, China, from August 27  to September 7, 2018. It will be organized by InterCultur gGmbH (subsidiary of AFS Germany), EURASIA University of Xi’an, China and Karlshochschule International University, Germany. Participants can earn academic credits according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Further information will follow soon.

Registration will be open end of April!

About us

InterCultur gemeinnützige GmbH Logo_InterCultur InterCultur offers workshops, trainings, and events for organizations, companies, educational institutions, and individuals in need of and interested in enhancing their understanding of other cultures, and who wish to improve their handling of cultural differences. Our work is based on the concept of experiential learning. As a subsidiary of AFS Interkulturelle Begegnungen e.V., InterCultur is part of one of the oldest and worldwide largest organisations for intercultural exchange. Our competence derives from 70 years of experience in realizing exchange programs, resulting in high end services for pedagogical supervision of intercultural encounters and situations, and in qualifying our customers for intercultural competence. Read more http://www.intercultur.de

Karlshochschule International University logo_karlshochschule1Karlshochschule International University, located in Karlsruhe in the southwest of Germany, is an internationally-oriented private university offering accredited degree programmes in business administration and management that are taught in English. Its main focus lies in the field of international management and in emerging service industries. Karlshochschule uses an interdisciplinary approach toward economic topics that includes perspectives from communication studies, cultural studies, sociology, psychology and economic geography. An intensive link between teaching and practice, a strong international and intercultural focus, instructors with extensive practical experience, small study groups as well as the personal and relaxed contact between professors, staff and students provide students with a unique study environment. Read more http://karlshochschule.de/en/

Eurasia University in Xi’an Established in 1995, Eurasia University is an applied-oriented institution featured in management, economies, arts, education, engineering disciplines with an international vision and accredited by the Ministry of Education. The campus covers an area of around 67 hectares. Eurasia University hosts 11 schools, offering 40 bachelor degrees, 18 associate degrees with approximately 22,000 on-campus full-time students. Eurasia University is the only private university in China entitled “National Educational Informationization Pilot” and the only university in Shaanxi province entitled “National Education Mechanisms Reform Pilot”. Due to the comprehensive competencies, Eurasia serves as base for faculty training and education informationization training for Shaanxi higher education institutions. Read more here.

Photos: campus Eurasia University in Xi’an

Partners

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Location

The Summer Academy „The Silkroad – A Symbol for Transcultural Encounters“ takes place in the amazing city of Xi’an, an ancient capital of China and the former starting point of the Silkroad. Xi’an (Chinese: 西安市) is the capital of the Chinese province Shaanxi and famous for its very rich cultural heritage, for example the nearly completely preserved city wall (picture), that invites you to an unforgettable cycling tour on it; its 1250 years old great mosque in the heart of the lively muslim quarter, the drum- and bell-tower and of course the world famous terracotta army and many more.

Accommodation

twinrooms

All participants will be housed in the campus hotel of Eurasia University in twin bedrooms. Participants also receive guest cards for the campus cafeterias and shops with a daily amount of money on it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Program

Program

The Summer Academy will comprise academic lectures, experiential training methods and workshops.

We will combine introductory lectures and trainings that use experiential learning environments. Two lecturers per unit will cooperate in co-teaching seminars. Two trainers will additionally work with the group by offering experiential trainings.

More infos will follow in the near future!

Courses

All lectures are taught by university lecturers and professors from Karlshochschule International University in Germany and Eurasia University of Xi’an, China. Qualified trainers from InterCultur gGmbH with extensive experience in the international and intercultural field will underline the theoretical input through intercultural trainings and simulations.

Additionally to the academic course program, participants are offered extracurricular activities to fortify their experiences and to learn more about Chinese culture.

Lecturers and Trainers

More lecturers and trainers will be announced soon.

Lecturers
Trainers / Designers

Schedule

Week 1
Time

Morning

Monday

Interculturality vs. Transculturality

The Silkroad …

  • … historically and new
  • … in our mind (metaphor)
  • Travelling people, goods and concepts

Culture as container vs. fuzzy culture

Tuesday

Creativity and Heritage – Novelty and Repetition

  • Values
  • Concepts
  • Ideas
  • Approaches

Wednesday

Learning

  • Approaches
  • Values
  • Concepts
  • Notions

Thursday

Ethics

Ethical thinking

Philosophy

Wisdom

Different Chinese and Western Thinkers

Challenges, Issues, Problems

Friday

Strategy and Leadership

Different Approaches

Chess vs. Go

Afternoon

Training Sessions
Training Sessions
Training Sessions
Training Sessions
Training Sessions
Week 2
Time

Morning

Monday

Input: Design Thinking

Input: Creativity

Input: Intercultural Understanding

Input: Skills

Tuesday

Input: Design Thinking

Input: Creativity

Input: Intercultural Understanding

Input: Skills

Wednesday

Input: Design Thinking

Input: Creativity

Input: Intercultural Understanding

Input: Skills

Thursday

Input: Design Thinking

Input: Creativity

Input: Intercultural Understanding

Input: Skills

Friday

Input: Design Thinking

Input: Creativity

Input: Intercultural Understanding

Input: Skills

Afternoon

Project works (in groups)
Project works (in groups)
Project works (in groups)
Project works (in groups)
Project Presentations

Social Program

During the week there will be an offer of different cultural and sportive activities.

For the weekend we will offer different excursions (not included in the tuition fee!):

Registration

The registration for the Summer Academy „THE SILKROAD – A SYMBOL FOR TRANSCULTURAL ENCOUNTERS“ is open!

Please note that due to reasons of legal duties of supervision and responsibilities you need to be at least 18 years old to participate in the Summer Academy „THE SILKROAD – A SYMBOL FOR TRANSCULTURAL ENCOUNTERS“.

Tuition Fees

Participants have to pay a tuition fee of 1.300€. This includes:

  • Course participation
  • All course materials
  • Additional evening lectures and public events
  • Accommodation in twin bedrooms
  • Participants will receive a guest card for all campus canteens and shops with money on it.

Not included: Costs for further subsistence, travel, and visa.

Please note that due to reasons of legal duties of supervision and responsibilities you need to be at least 18 years old to participate in the Summer Academy  „THE SILKROAD – A SYMBOL FOR TRANSCULTURAL ENCOUNTERS“.

Terms & Conditions

Please find the terms and conditions for the participation in the Summer Academy „THE SILKROAD – A SYMBOL FOR TRANSCULTURAL ENCOUNTERS“ here.

Contact

InterCultur gGmbH
Friedensallee 48
22765 Hamburg
Germany
Phone: +49 40 806 02 – 0
Fax: +49 40 806 02 76 – 29
www.intercultur.de

Karlshochschule International University
Karlstrasse 36–38
76133 Karlsruhe
Germany
www.karlshochschule.de

EURASIA University, Xi’an, China

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