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Accompanying Seminar for the study abroad (E)

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

The students:

- are able to reflect in a structured way on similarities and contradictions of theoretical teaching knowledge and practical applications.
- are able to develop a synthesis on the basis of critical reflection.
- use their experiences to reflect on intercultural differences and similarities between the host country and their home country.

prerequisites and co-requisites

Courses of the previous semester successfully completed

course contents

During the seminar, students present and analyze their experiences during their stay abroad. The aim is to bring the individual experiences into an academic context (Intercultural Discourse, Intercultural Awareness & Understanding, etc.) and to discuss them with fellow students and compare them with their experiences.
In order to achieve a stronger bond between the students and the FH Kufstein during their semester abroad, to strengthen the cohesion of the class and to promote an exchange of experiences among the students, this course will be held during the semester abroad with the help of eLearning methods.

The teaching content is a structured reflection of the similarities and contradictions of theoretical teaching knowledge and practical applications in order to achieve a critical capacity for reflection for the theory-practice friction surface in the sense of a synthesis of both for professional practice. Through group discussions structured by the lecturer (e.g. via forums and chats) the individual experiences are critically reflected together.

recommended or required reading

Simmendinger, F.: "Auslandssemester: Conquer the world the easy way!", Amazon Publishing, 2012
Berninghausen, J.: "Aussen Einsichten: Interkulturelle Fallbeispiele von deutschen und internationalen Studierenden über das Auslandsjahr", Verlag Kellner, 2012

assessment methods and criteria

Final presentation

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and discussion of tasks

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Karsten Böhm

year of study


recommended optional program components


course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery


work placement(s)

not applicable