Virtual Exchange

Virtual Exchanges sind praxisorientierte Angebote, in denen Lehrende und Studierende verschiedener geographischer Regionen in internationalen Projekten zusammenarbeiten.

In diesen Onlineformaten haben Sie die Möglichkeit, mit Partner:innen weltweit gemeinsam zu arbeiten und Kultur und interkulturelle Kommunikation besser verstehen und reflektieren zu können.
Gemeinsam mit Studierenden aus verschiedenen kulturellen Gruppen vertiefen Sie interkulturelle Teamarbeit und Kollaboration.

Virtual exchange workshops:

"I think the role-playing sessions were very helpful to structurally analyze conflicts. Both role-playing myself and watching other people role-play helped me try out all the methods we learned in this course. With the role-playing I had a little bit of an emotional distance to the conflict and was therefore able to actually think about the methods we learned. I want to implement this in my real life as well. I the role-playing we had different characters with very different perspectives and conflict styles, which is more likely to happen in an heterogeneous team."
Nele Holdorf, student in the ROCKET Virtual Exchange class of spring 2024


The course, "Promoting Inclusive Intercultural Teams - ROCKET Virtual Exchange," offers a blended learning experience focused on enhancing intercultural competence. Through Virtual-Exchange and face-to-face sessions at Goettingen University, you'll explore the dynamics of cultural diversity, communication, and inclusion within teams. Collaborating with peers from Goettingen, Groningen, and Uppsala universities, you'll engage in experiential learning, role-play scenarios, and individual assignments to foster a deeper understanding of intercultural teamwork.
The course is part of the innovative project ROCKET, which, co-funded by Erasmus+, develops Critical Virtual Exchange with Role-Playing Games and Conflict Transformation for understanding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Conceived by Goettingen, Groningen, and Uppsala universities, it enhances European Higher Education and community connections.

lecturers:
Alexandra Schreiber (Goettingen), Carole Fuller (Groningen), Sarah Lynne Bowman (Uppsala)
4 ECTS (2 SWS)
Official ROCKET Website

"Before this course I thought it would be hard to connect on a personal level with our peers from New York because we were only seeing each other via Zoom but now I think that you can easily connect with people from all over the world by communicating."
Annika Lindemann, student of the Virtual Exchange 2024


This course introduces you to topics of museum information and intercultural communication. Together with students from St. John's University in New York/USA, you will explore the connections of culture and communication through gamification and the use of museum artifacts. Taken out of their original context, you will explore intercultural connections among a variety of museum artifacts within your intercultural teams, solve challenges and create your own online museum brochure that comprises your findings and insights throughout this intercultural virtual exchange.

lecturers: Alexandra Schreiber, Christine Angel
6 ECTS
Please see here the museum brochure from the class of 2024, a huge thank you to all participants for this amazing intercultural journey!
museum brochure

This workshop follows a dialogue format, engaging students from Göttingen and partner institutions worldwide to share and learn from each other about cultural identity, stereotypes, communication styles and their respective higher education systems. In this way, the workshop also serves the purpose of preparing a later physical stay abroad in the respective country.

lecturers: Johanna El Ouardy, Jan Hartling-Knaak
3 ECTS


This workshop is being conducted as joint classroom format with ISET in Béja/Tunisia and covers current topics around perception, pluralism and ambiguity within Arab*ic and West*ern cultural groups. You will work in international intercultural teams around SDG´s and innovation to get to creative problem solving.

lecturers: Alexandra Schreiber, Nadia Cheikhrouhou, Jens Scheiner
6 ECTS

Supported by the initiative "Internationalization of the Curricula" (IdC), Univ. Göttingen.


For the Global Engagement Module we partner up with the University of Groningen and Ghent University to give you the opportunity to participate in one real-world challenge around Public Health, Migration and Society, and Climate Change Adaptation. You will work together with students from 10 ENLIGHT partner universities and develop knowledge, skills and attitudes about your own and other cultures, about how to communicate ideas and take action in your local communities.
Apply via enlight@uni-goettingen.de. Find more information here



What ENLIGHT virtual exchange is all about:
https:https://youtu.be/P66f3vCtD5M.


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