Workshop 17

Designing intentional intercultural training for study-abroad students (sold out)

  • Tuesday 12 Sept
  • Madrid B, Level 1, Fibes 2
  • Level: intermediate
  • €150 (€200 for non-members)
  • Related Expert Communities Mobility Advising Employability

Despite the emphasis on study abroad and the accompanying immersion as a way to develop intercultural competence, research shows that international students do not necessarily develop cross-cultural skills to their full potential. Intentional training is needed to optimise intercultural learning and to make study abroad more relevant to future employability. This practical workshop will present the structures and content of various intercultural training modules currently in use at other institutions and discuss appropriate learning outcomes of intentional intercultural training. By the end, you’ll be equipped to design an effective intercultural training for study abroad students and assess the outcomes of that training.

Learning outcomes

Discover which learning activities are essential to mastering intercultural skills
Enhance your abilities in the area of intercultural training
Learn about the training-module design cycle, including incorporating student assessment and feedback


  • Mobility
  • Learning, teaching & curriculum


  • Refiya Scheltinga, 
    The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands


  • Tiina Piipponen, 
    Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Claire O'Leary, 
    University of Warwick, United Kingdom
  • Refiya Scheltinga, 
    The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands