Intercultural Communication in Education

Description: This programme aims to equip teachers, trainers and office staff in universities and schools with the essential intercultural skills, knowledge and competencies required for working with international students. Emphasis is given to the influence of culture on the interpretation of the communication act and to the communication skills that enhance intercultural communication. After this course participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of personal, situational and cultural factors in intercultural communication.


European School Education Platform
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Dates and Locations

Limassol, Cyprus

  • 22.–26.09.2025
  • 01.–05.12.2025

Prague, Czech Republic

  • 08.–12.04.2024
  • 02.–06.12.2024

Split, Croatia

  • 22.–27.09.2024

Porto, Portugal

  • 07.–11.04.2025


Don’t see the dates that suit your group?  Send us an e-mail with the proposed dates and location and we will get back to you.*

*- Only in case you are 6 or more persons from the same organisation.

Daily Programme


  • Introduction and ice-breaking
  • Needs analysis, expectations and goal setting
  • Understanding Culture
  • Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
  • Components, characteristics and forms


  • Culture and Perception
  • Beliefs, Values, and Attitudes
  • Diverse Cultural Patterns
  • Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions
  • Practical experience and deeper understanding of the Cultural Dimensions
  • Intercultural Communication Settings and Education


  • Energizing exercises
  • Hall’s High and Low-context Languages
  • Language and Culture: Importance and Nature of Language
  • Language and Meaning
  • Language and Co-cultures
  • Nonverbal Communication and Culture
  • Importance and Functions of Nonverbal Communication (Time, Kinesics, Proxemics)
  • Case Studies


  • Intercultural Issues: Prejudice, Racism, and Discrimination
  • Dealing with Cultural Differences in education
  • Culture Shock – understanding and support
  • Improving Intercultural Communication and Self-Perception
  • How can I implement what I have learnt in my professional and personal life
  • Summary and course evaluation
  • Closing Session


Cultural excursion in the local area

Competences Acquired by Participants

This awareness will serve to enhance teachers’ and trainers’ services and communications with learners, rather than to stereotype individuals or communities. After completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define and identify the key elements of interpersonal communication, culture, cultural systems, and global communication
  • Compare and contrast cultures’ values, beliefs, perceptions, and communication styles
  • Recognise negative perception: racism, prejudice, negative stereotyping and ethnocentrism
  • Analyse intercultural interactions and evaluate situations using intercultural communication skills
  • Use the knowledge you have acquired to further develop your cultural sensitivity
Type of Certification of Attendance Awarded
  • Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input
  • Europass mobility certificates – to be issued by the applicant’s NA
Course Packages

Please note that ‘All in one – single room’ and ‘All in one – double room’ packages are being offered in all locations except London, Dublin, Barcelona, Athens, Porto, Lyon, Split and Pisa, where we have only the ‘Basic’ course package.

       1. ‘ALL IN ONE – Single room’ PACKAGE - 1240€

  • Tuition fee and training material
  • Certificate of Competence
  • Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation in a Single room in a 3 or 4-star hotel (6 nights)
  • Full Board (5 days)
  • Administration costs
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Cultural visit

      2. ‘ALL IN ONE – Double Room Sharing’ PACKAGE- 1040€

  • Tuition fee and training material
  • Certificate of Competence
  • Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation - double room sharing in a 3 or 4-star hotel (6 nights)
  • Full Board (5 days)
  • Administration costs
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Cultural visit

*Choose double room sharing if you are 2 colleagues from the same organisation willing to share a double room/ or if you have any accompanying person travelling to the venue of the course together with you (we can arrange the accommodation for accompanying persons as well).

       3. ‘BASIC’ course PACKAGE - 450€

  • Tuition fee and training material
  • Certificate of Competence
  • Welcome dinner
  • Administration costs
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Cultural visit

Note: separate invoices for the training fee only (400 EUR) can be issued upon request from the organisation.

DOREA as well offers group discounts in the case of 7 or more persons from the same organisation.




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The course was very interesting and at the same time provoking. It has provided me with a lot of information I would like to share with my colleagues.

The knowledge gained through the course will benefit me personally in my classes to help integrate students from minority cultures into more mainstream culture.

Excellent delivery of the course, good examples and mixture of listening and interaction.

I have learned a lot! It was also great to speak and exchange the experience with the teachers from other countries.

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