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Intercultural Workshops at Grenoble INP

Study and collaborate in an international and intercultural environment


Objective
The goal of these workshops is to make you realize that intercultural communication is not only conditioned by linguistic factors, but also by cultural assumptions. Culture can be seen as a common set of values which informs perception, belief, judgement and behavior. Our purpose is to shed light on these cultural assumptions, so as to identify and question them in order to better adapt to the diversity of people we communicate with.

Content and Organization
You will take part in small group activities, role-playing games and case studies in the context of intercultural communication, which will allow you to become aware of the cultural component in  your reaction and attitude toward others.
The theoretical work of some major researchers in Intercultural Communication will be presented based on these situations. We will focus mostly on the description of cultural difference by sociologists, philosophers and anthropologists.

Students concerned
These workshops are open to all Grenoble INP students. Both French and international students are welcome.

Dates
4 dates for the academic year of 2013-2014:
  • October 24, 2013 (Thursday)
  • November 19, 2013 (Tuesday)
  • February 20, 2014 (Thursday)
  • April 10, 2014 (Thursday)
For each date, workshops are organized according to the number of students who register. They can be held in 3 different languages: French, Spanish and English.

Time: 1:30- 4:30 pm

Registration
You can register for one of the 4 workshops. There will be 4 registration periods.
Language for the Workshop
You should choose a workshop in a language that you feel comfortable with. If you plan to study abroad, you can choose the language of the country you are planning to visit if your level allows you to communicate easily and comfortably.

Certificate
A certificate will be delivered upon completion of the workshop. This will be an asset in your file if you are planning to study abroad (to be confirmed by the International Relations office of your school of origin).

You may want to inform your Spanish or English teachers of your participation in a workshop in one of these languages as your experience could be exploited in class, probably in the form of a presentation, and perhaps count in your semester evaluation for the language class.

Date of update February 17, 2014

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