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Summer Academy

A warm welcome to the Summer Academy on Intercultural Communication. Find out more about this unique intercultural opportunity. We hope to welcome you to our Academy from August 27 to September 7, 2018 in Xi’an, China!

Academy

In this two week long Academy students will be introduced to the theory and methodology of assessing intercultural dynamics and challenges in society and creative solutions to the latter. Through lectures and trainings the participants will develop an awareness for cultural based dynamics.

Further information will follow, soon!

General Information

This Summer Academy on Intercultural Communication is an intercultural 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 over 60 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.

Eurasia Art and Design School Eurasia Art and Design School, a foresighted and unique school in the university, provides an art and design education that is experimental in nature placing equal emphasis on creativity and technical skills. It is closely linked to innovative educational concepts and practices as well as social & industrial development, which keeps the same pace with the university development. In recent years, by enriching multiple approaches, Eurasia Art and Design School incorporated a series of exhibitions, forums and academic activities into its curriculum with the intent of investigating and furthering the frontiers of art and design. Eurasia Art and Design School integrates international resources to create a global environment for students and staff. Students are not only studying at classroom, but also in workshops, along the field trips or online. At the same time, students and staff are corresponding with the cutting edge course content from global recognized universities. The free, diverse, and intercultural learning atmospheres have managed to broaden Eurasia Art and Design School members’ horizon. Read more here.

Photos: campus Eurasia University in Xi’an

Location

The Summer Academy on Intercultural Creativity 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

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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

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Schedule

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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

Registration

Registration will be open soon! 

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

We have limited funds for half scholarships (own contribution of 650 €).

All candidates can apply for scholarships. You can hold back your payment after the registration until you have notice on your scholarship application. If you are selected for a scholarship you will receive further information about payment procedures. If you are not selected for a scholarship, we still hope for your participation but you are free to withdraw from your registration.

Please notice: You have to register first before applying for a scholarship. Once you have registered, you find the scholarship application form here (the link will be provided when registration 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 on Intercultural Creativity.

Terms & Conditions 2017

Please find the terms and conditions for the participation in the Summer Academy on Intercultural Creativity 2018 here (the link will be provided when registration is open!).

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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