Beyond Clichés FORTHEM – Students at European Universities in Intercultual Exchange (25-28 November 2020)

This course invites exchange students and regular JGU students as well as students from all FORTHEM partner universities to actively participate in an intercultural dialogue.

Participants attend an intense training in intercultural communication where they reflect their cultural backgrounds and learn how it shapes their perceptions in international contexts. Besides that, participants can gather international teamwork experience.

In small and diverse groups, they produce animated videos supported by the JGU centre for audio-visual production which enables hands-on training. At the end, participants have not only learned to engage professionally and confidently in intercultural communication but also expanded their international network.


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What about Corona?

Due to the corona-situation, the course originally planned in Mainz will take place as an online course. The good news is that it can now be attended from everywhere. As coordinators, we will do our best to offer students a lot of opportunities to meet (virtually), get involved and network with other course participants, thus ensuring a comprehensive international experience.


When and how?

06/11/20 14:00-15.30 (GTM+1) Introductory session
25-28/11/20 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00 Intercultural training and video production
28/11/20 from 16:00 Virtual Christmas party
01-17/12/20 Day-by-day publication of the created videos
18/12/20 14:00-15:30 Concluding session


Which language?

The course is taught in English.

Who can participate?

The course is open to both exchange students and regular students of all disciplines from Mainz and the FORTHEM partner universities. At this point, all exchange and regular students of JGU can still register.

How many ECTS?

Participants receive 3 ECTS.

How can I register?

Exchange students, please register via the InfoDays form. JGU students, please register via JOGU-StINe (Course catalogue > Faculty 02 - Social Sciences, Media, and Sports > Interdisciplinary Courses or "Fächerübergreifende Veranstaltungen").