Study Tour in Germany: Tracks and Courses
During your study your in Germany, you and your group will spend two weeks taking classes focused on intercultural development. You can choose one of two tracks: Intercultural Cooperation or Intercultural Integration, with a variety of additional courses on subjects like conflict resolution and diversity.
You’ll attend lectures and workshops led by educators at Karlshochschule University and experienced instructors from the InterCultur network in Germany. As you explore contemporary topics with people from around the world, you’ll gain valuable global experience and develop insights that extend beyond the classroom.
Track 1: Intercultural Cooperation
Week 1, International Relations: This course focuses on some of the principal rules and policies of international cooperation. In order to gain a complete understanding of the topic, you’ll study the basics of political science and cover some cases of regional and border-crossing integration processes.
Week 2, Intercultural Conflict Resolution: Today’s societies are often divided due to the influx of immigrants and refugees, but also because of historical developments like colonialism, economic dynamics, and globalization. This course introduces the basic ideas of international conflict resolution and peace research, and participants will study some exemplary cases.
Track 2: Intercultural Integration
Week 1, Cultural Diversity: This course will help you develop a solid foundation in the study of cultural diversity. Diversity is in many ways a product of societal conditions, but you and group will investigate how it is also an expression of social identity. A deeper understanding of this perspective will shed light on current cultural systems.
Week 2, Diversity and Sustainable Integration: The theories of exclusion and inclusion in recent sociological and cultural research show that discrimination in leadership behavior is strongly linked to stereotypes and learned biases. In this course, you’ll discover how developing sustainable solutions for diverse societies can help overcome these challenges.