ERIC Number: EJ831742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
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A Model for Intercultural Training for Study Abroad in Germany
Henze, Yvonne A.
Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, v40 n2 p153-163 Fall 2007
This article describes an intercultural workshop designed for American students from the University of Rhode Island's International Engineering Program who are going to Germany to work and to study. The activities and goals of the workshop are explained. The outcomes and findings show that participation in the pre-departure intercultural workshop prepares students to be culturally aware and to evaluate their own and the host cultures more critically, and that they have fewer problems in adjusting to life in the host country.
Descriptors: Workshops, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Intercultural Communication, Engineering Education, Cultural Awareness, Work Environment, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; Rhode Island