Please note that this course will be online only. All lessons will be given on Zoom and through Lernraum+.
The Connect Programme - an Erasmus+VirtualExchange initiative - is a unique cross-cultural education programme that enables university students from around the world to collaboratively explore the relationships between their societies with the aim of improving intercultural awareness and understanding.
Student participants in this semester’s Connect Programme will gather into groups consisting of approximately ten students each. Students will be drawn from more than 75 universities in countries such as Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, Morocco, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, and Libya.
The first sessions in October will be with your fellow Bielefeld colleagues as we explore ideas around communication with people from different backgrounds and beliefs. In the second part students will “meet” with their international groups for real-time discussions once a week for two hours via a customized online, video conferencing platform at a time of your choice. These sessions will take place in November and the discussion topics will revolve around constructively communicating about current social challenges and world events. To join your online group meetings, you simply need to turn on your webcam and headset and log onto a designated website at your chosen weekly meeting time (please note for these sessions a different online meeting platform is used). For more information and feedback from students who have taken part in the program last spring, click on the link below for a short orientation video.
- Please note that the first session (09.10) is required for orientation and signing up to the platform for your weekly online meeting time slot. If you cannot make this date, please email Grace Dolcini to find out how to join and be included in the project!