Extended Education and International Programs

Education Abroad

Intercultural and Key Competencies at the University of Göttingen

Interested in developing your skills in communication and intercultural collaboration and earn credits/ECTS from the University of Göttingen? Virtual Exchange courses and programmes bring together students from different countries and institutions to work together on a common topic. With courses such as Basic Introduction to Intercultural Competence, Coaching, and Working in Intercultural Teams, they offer great opportunities for students to expand their horizons, developing valuable, career relevant intercultural communication skills as well as new insights into their academic studies.


Application deadline

Rolling admissions

VIP programs
VIP programs

Program details

  • Dates vary by course (see dates under academics)

    Application deadline: Rolling admissions

  • Language courses

    • German as a foreign language

    Intercultural competencies

    • Basic Introduction to Intercultural Competencies (4 ECTS/2 US credits)
    • Intercultural Competence Training InDiGU (no ECTS/non-credit course)
    • Arab*ic-West*ern Cultural Perspectives (4 ECTS/2 US credits)
    • Germany’s Ethnic and Cultural Diversity (3 ECTS/1.5 US credits)

    Soft skills

    • How to prepare and Write an Exam (3 ECTS/1.5 US credits)
    • Writing Your Thesis (without ECTS/non-credit course)
    • Academic writing partnerships (4 ECTS/2 US credits)
    • Academic Writing in Multilingual Contexts in Law Studies (3 ECTS/1.5 US credits)
    • Writing and Practice in Multilingual Contexts in the Humanities and Social Sciences (6 ECTS/3 US credits)
    • From Reading to Writing Academic Texts (4 ECTS/2 US credits)
    • From Data to Text: How Do I Write in the Natural Sciences? (6 ECTS/3 US credits)
  • DescriptionCost
    Course fee (paid to University of Göttingen) 320,11 €/semester - Convert currency to US dollars
    CSUMB Education Abroad fee Waived for CSUMB students participating in virtual programs