Go for IQ - Intercultural Qualification of the International Office

Welcome on the website of the Intercultural Qualification! Here you can find information about the intercultural workshops and the Certificate for Intercultural Communication and Competence.

 

Hello you! Are you interested in intercultural topics because you...

want to go abroad for an internship or semester?

Going Abroad

Then come join our workshop “Going abroad” (in German) as preparation and accompaniment during your stay abroad.

Language: German

Accreditation depending on your department: 2-3 ECTS in study generals / fundamentals / module abroad

Requirement: Participation and reflection paper

IIM and ICÜ students please contact us if they still need points for their module abroad after their return!

LSF course number in winter semester 21/22: 0113 – Going Abroad –

 

are an international exchange or full time student at the BEGINNING of your studies?

Welcome on Board

Then come to the workshop "Welcome on Board"!

Language: English

Recognition depending on the department: 2 - 3 ECTS in Studium Generale / Fundamentale / 2 ECTS in the foreign module for Erasmus students

Requirements: Participation and reflection paper

LSF course number in winter semester 21/22: 0111 - Welcome on Board -

would like to support an international student or get support from a German student?

Being Buddies

Then we recommend the Buddy Programm of the International Office! We offer an accompanying program every semester, in which you can participate as a buddy couple.

LSF-course number in SoSe21: 0112 - Beeing Buddies -

The University of Hildesheim also offers many other great opportunities to support international students. Participation in the International Writing Partnerships, a language tandem or participation in the DAWID project or the Erasmus Student Network can also be credited for the Certificate for Intercultural Communication and Competence (ZIKK).

bring along different cultural perspectives yourself or work together with people from different cultural backgrounds?

International Society

Then attend the workshop "International Society" - because transcultural societies are now the norm and not the exception!

Language: German

Recognition depending on department: 2 - 3 ECTS in Studium Generale / Fundamentale / foreign module

LSF course number in WiSe 2021/22:  0115 -International Society -

 

are at the end of your studies and would like to work internationally?

Beruf International

Then join the workshop “Beruf International” (in German), which always takes place in the summer semester as a part of the Career Week.

Language: German

Accreditation depending on your department: 2-3 ECTS

Requirement: Participation and reflection paper

LSF course number in summer semester 2022: will be announced.

 

would like to work as an intercultural trainer?

Peer Tutor*in

If you want to gain experience as an intercultural trainer, then join our go for IQ team! We are always looking for peer tutors who would like to help design and hold intercultural workshops in German or English. Shortly before the start of the winter semester, we will be offering a peer tutor qualification course, in which go for IQ project coordinator Carmen Muntel will provide tips and tricks for intercultural workshop design and you can try out the planned workshop units.

Participation as a peer tutor can be credited as intercultural commitment in the Certificate for Intercultural Communication and Competence (ZIKK).

If you are interested, just contact us (intkult@uni-hildesheim.de) and we will send you more information!

 

are simply interested in the diversity of intercultural topics?

Intercultural Short Series

Since the winter semester 20/21 we offer an intercultural short series of the IO with changing intercultural topics. This is open to students, doctoral students and employees! Registration is possible via our registration form even without LSF enrollment.

The workshops last three hours each and can be recognized with 0.5 ECTS per attended event. So you can also collect ECTS across semesters.

In the summer winter semester 2021 the topics are:

  1. Topic: Racism in everyday life / English (LSF: 0115)
  2. Topic: Common ground in international teams/ English (LSF: 0118)
  3. Topic: Discussing Cultural Differences - Influence Factor Personality/ English (LSF: 0116)
  4. Topic interkulturelle Geschäftsethik / Deutsch (LSF: 0117)

Employees can also find our intercultural short series in the internal continuing education program (internen Weiterbildungsprogramm.)

 

Interested in more?

 

You want to participate?

With pleasure! For each winter semester, we are looking for peer tutors who would like to help shape and hold the intercultural training. If you are interested, just contact us (intkult(at)uni-hildesheim.de) and we will send you more information!

Furthermore, we are happy to refer to other intercultural support programs of the IO (Buddy Program, Language Tandems, International Writing Partnership).

 

Certificate for Intercultural Communication and Competence (CICC)

You can achieve the Certificate of Intercultural Communication and Competence (CICC) during your studies. This certificate attests your intercultural experience, reflection and intercultural commitment. We will explain what you need to do here or in person during our office hours on Wednesdays from 12:30 - 13:30.

 

Interdisciplinary Key Competencies (FüSK)

Further workshop offers in an intercultural context and beyond can be found in the area of interdisciplinary key competencies (FüSK) of the central study guidance service (ZSB): www.uni-hildesheim.de/fuesk.