Cultural Diversity: Theory and Practice

Tilburg University

What can cross-cultural psychology tell you about your own cultural assumptions? Are you able to understand the unique challenges and benefits of living in a multicultural society? Are your professional or academic goals aimed at working successfully in international businesses, or in multicultural teams?

In this unique 2-week program you and a group of internationally-oriented students will examine cultural diversity from a psychological perspective, which includes theoretical insights as well as hands-on experiences (games and presentations).  The course culminates with your conducting an interview with someone of another culture, and writing a scientific report based on your findings. 

During this immersive two-week course you will:

  • Acquire an overview of the current leading perspectives on cross-cultural similarities and differences, acculturation, and intercultural communication;
  • Assess and apply strategies useful for intercultural interaction in business and negotiations, and for effective intercultural communication;
  • Conduct a small-scale qualitative, culturally informed, psychological study on a topic of your choice;
  • Understand how methodological pitfalls and cognitive biases are relevant for cross-cultural interactions and intercultural communication in the multicultural workplace and other settings.
Location Tilburg, Netherlands
Period
6 Jul 2020 - 17 Jul 2020
Levels Bachelor / Undergraduate
Master / Graduate
PhD
Credits 6.0 ECTS
Program fee 1,000 EUR
Accommodation fee 300 EUR
Extra information about the fee:
- 10% early bird discount when registering before March 31st, 2020
- 10% discount for students from partner universities*

- Course materials are not included in the course fee.

*Combining discounts is not possible.
* Housing fee is not included
Application deadline 31 May 2020
Entry requirements:
Applications must contain a CV and a motivation letter. The acceptance will be based on both CV and motivation letter.
- English proficiency (spoken and written) is required.
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