Intercultural Competence Course


All DMU students are eligible to apply for this opportunity. The maximum number of places is 25, and the minimum number of students required is 15 for the course to go ahead. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


Develop news skills and become an engaged global citizen by taking part in the extra-curricular Intercultural Competence Course which is free of charge for DMU students.

This opportunity aims to increase intercultural competence by providing the necessary knowledge and skills that bring the understanding of the mechanisms of intercultural relations into focus. It aims to deliver an insight into the theories of intercultural communication and relations through personal experiences by which students will be able to develop civic-mindedness, a sense of societal responsibility and cross-cultural empathy as well as sociocultural and sociolinguistic linguistic awareness. In our globalised world these skills are in demand in every sector of industry and will help prepare you for participating in an international workforce and boost employability.

The course consists of 6 on campus/online sessions and an optional overseas trip. Students will be expected to actively participate in sessions, complete pre-reading and any course work.

Students on the course will be expected to, but are not required to, attend the Intercultural Competence in Vienna trip that is exclusive for students on this course. A minimum of 80% course attendance will be required to attend the trip and to receive the end of course digital badge.


Find out more by reading the Student Handbook below:



You can apply for this opportunity using the apply now button below. The application deadline is Monday 10 October 2022 at 9am.

You will receive the outcome of your application by email within 7 days of the opportunity deadline closing. If you are offered a place, you will need to complete the following steps to formally accept your place:

  • Submit some additional details to help us better meet your needs and accept the student agreement, the terms and conditions of your experience.
  • Apply to participate in the Intercultural Competence in Vienna trip (just £100 for students) by 9am Monday 24 October 2022 (optional).