MCD 2010 - Seminar Description


Intercultural Issues:
From the Here & Now to Virtual Reality”

WEEKEND SEMINAR, 26 - 28 November 2010


In this seminar students learn about cultural diversity and how it affects encounters in personal or professional situations. They learn how to apply theoretical communication models to international professional encounters. At the end of the seminar students will be able to recognise, analyse, and describe intercultural challenges and adapt their own behaviour accordingly. They will be able to describe their own cultural backgrounds and point out differences to other cultures. Students will develop techniques to exploit cultural diversity as a benefit for a company or institution.


This year’s intercultural topic for the workshops will be


“Intercultural Issues: From the Here & Now to Virtual Reality”


Students are trained to perceive cultural differences and develop competence in multi-cultural communication. The intercultural knowledge gained is more “culture-general” than “culture-specific”. Theoretical insights into different working styles, perceptions of time, religions, educational styles and virtual communities are applied in simulations.

Target Groups

(1) Exchange students at Hochschule Koblenz

(2) Three regular students from each faculty at HS Koblenz

(3) Guest lecturers from our international partner universities

(4) External participants

Teaching Methods

The entire seminar will be held in the English language. The focus will be on interactive teaching methods which will give students the chance to put their newly-acquired knowledge into practice in simulations. Theory and practice will be interlaced - students have to take an active part in role plays and discussions.


Participants’ contribution to the seminar: 25 Euro

Register by

10 November

RheinAhrCampus Students

Please register with Frau Korpp at Sprachen/Internationales (Room A014, Mon-Thur, 14:00 to 17:00) or: korpp[at]

Koblenz Students

Please register and pay at the International Office, Frau König. Tel.: 0261 9528 280 or international[at]