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.
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.