Intercultural Skills Award
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In an increasingly heterogeneous work and research environment, intercultural skills are vital. BOKU students who have gained experience in intercultural activities (e.g. studies or internship abroad, working as a buddy, etc.) can apply for the Intercultural Skills Award at BOKU-International Relations. This award enables BOKU students the opportunity to improve their CV and be at an advantage for future job applications. The laureates will also be honoured at the BOKU Day for Teaching and Learning - BOKU Tag der Lehre und des Lernens. SAVE THE DATE: 11 May 2022.
Areas of competence & criteria
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Area of competence 1
Students expand their professional competence in a foreign language and a new cultural environment and are able to experience their field of study from a different perspective.
This includes the participation in one of the following BOKU mobility programmes (e.g. Erasmus+, CEEPUS, Joint Study, KUWI, etc.):
Area of competence 2
Students improve their communication skills needed in an international work or research environment.
Area of competence 3
Students address intercultural topics on a theoretical level and acquire strategies for successful interaction in an international context.
This includes (at least 2 ECTS):
Area of competence 4
Students put their intercultural skills into practice, thereby expanding their international network and contributing to the internationalization of BOKU.
To receive this award, students must prove knowledge and/or experience in the following 4 fields of competence (see also table fields of competence & criteria):
- International experience related to the study programme
- Foreign languages
- Courses on intercultural competence
- Intercultural involvement
At least one criterion must be fulfilled per field of competence.
Please send all evidence collected in one PDF by e-mail or hand in copies directly to the office. BOKU-International Relations will check the fulfillment of the criteria and issue the award certificate. Applications are continuously possible.