Accompanying Seminar for the study abroad (E)
level of course unit
Learning outcomes of course unit
- 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
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
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
eLearning quota in percent
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