Culture is an iceberg: Do we need special competence in dealing with different cultures for an Erasmus Mundus programme to be successful?

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    Abstract

    Being in an Erasmus Mundus programme is certainly a valuable opportunity for learning and growth. The mobility that the programme provides is one of its most important characteristics.
    Students gain educational experience in different countries with differing teaching and learning traditions and also live in culturally diverse settings. In a student survey mobility was also
    rated as highly important academically. The students of Erasmus Mundus have the opportunity to work in intercultural
    environments. However, having to both work and live in diverse contexts can also be a challenge. In order to take full
    advantage of the situation, intercultural competence is both a prerequisite and a quality that can be improved while in an Erasmus Mundus programme.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)14-15
    Number of pages2
    JournalEmanate
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008

    Keywords

    • Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association
    • erasmus students
    • cultural differences
    • intercultural competence

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