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980045 TS Intercultural Training for International PhDs (2012W)

0.00 ECTS (1.50 SWS), DoktorandInnenzentrum-Kursangebot

Application procedure:
Please register via E-mail: training.doktorat@univie.ac.at
A motivation letter of a approximately a half a page is to be included in this application.
Registration is possible until November 20, 2012.



max. 6 participants
Language: English

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 12.12. 09:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 2 Berggasse 7 2.Stock
Thursday 13.12. 09:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 2 Berggasse 7 2.Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

Living and studying in Austria : In cross-cultural training the goal is learning about yourself and others…. Living in the country does expose you to the host culture, of course, but cross-cultural exposure is not cross-cultural knowledge. Having an experience, in other words, does not necessarily mean understanding it. You need to make sense of the contact you’re having, which is what cross-cultural trainings are designed to do.

- Background information on culture and intercultural communication
- Do’s & Dont’s in Austria
- Typically Austrian: Which values characterise the Austrian mindset
- Culture shock and how to overcome it
- Being a PhD student at an Austrian University
- Tips for everyday life in Austria
- Communicating with Austrians

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

To provide a deeper understanding of the different dimensions of intercultural communication in both theoretical and practical perspective. To provide the skills to analyse the forms of intercultural communication drawing on both personal experiences and written sources with a focus on the Austrian context .

Examination topics

Very interactive, short theoretical inputs followed by activities, critical incidents, role plays using state-of-the-art training tools.

This workshop takes place in cooperation with IST Austria.

Reading list

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