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International classrooms

The students of today will be entering a workforce where they have international colleagues; they may work for international companies and they will likely come into frequent contact with other cultures. Intercultural competencies will be a must for their success. The university can help students acquire these skills in the international classroom.

The international classroom is a course in which students from different corners of the world participate. To facilitate students’ international and intercultural learning, the instructor must make optimal use of the cultural diversity, knowledge and perspectives in the classroom. This is one approach taken by the university to increase the international dimension in its programmes. 

What does this mean for instructors?

Your own programme or institute will determine whether and in what way international classrooms will be employed. The university aims to improve how it supports instructors in the internationalisation of the curriculum, and with didactic innovations for teaching in the international classroom.