Minor Intercultural Communication

Minor Intercultural Communication

5 months
Education type
Other programme
Field of interest

Are you working in international projects or in intercultural groups? In our English minor Intercultural Communication you will learn to look at yourself and your own culture. From that perspective you can learn to understand other people and organizations from their culture in order to achieve a successful cooperation.

Why this minor?

We live in a time of increasing globalization, migration and urbanization, which leads to a society characterized by growing diversity in a social and professional context. This offers opportunities and dynamic development, but this may also lead to anxiety, misunderstandings and xenophobia. How to handle these aspects of modern living and employ them to identify opportunities without being blind for threats?

In this minor you will learn to take a proactive and self-reflective role and develop professional relationships in a foreign or multicultural context in your professional career at home and abroad. The minor has a value of fifteen European Credits (15 ECs).


We also offer this course in-company.

  • Duration: 1 semester
  • Language: English
  • Location: Wageningen
  • Number of credits: 15 European Credits (15 ECs)
  • Start date: February

Practical matters and registration

  • Tuition fee for students: no extra tuition fees (apart from the tuition fees you pay for your bachelor or university study)
  • Tuition fee for non-students: For only part 1 : € 2380, For part 1 and 2 : €2975 
  • Register for students: Kiesopmaat
  • Learning objectives

    You will study practice and theory of cultural awareness, group differences and similarities, and apply this awareness in intercultural communication between people with diverse backgrounds. By successfully finishing this minor you will acquire insights and competence to

    • be aware of your own cultural preferences and bias;
    • analyse cultural differences and similarities in international and/or multicultural target groups;
    • perform successfully and effectively on a national and international level in both study and profession.

    This includes developing a motivated behaviour repertoire and acquiring commitment with relevant stakeholders. The programme is based on current insights and developments and links fundamental knowledge of models and theories to relevant research and effective behaviour in practice.


    Part 1: Theory study and classes

    • Six study meetings with lectures, workshops and guest lectures
    • Assessment: essay and theoretical examination

    Part 2: Research at the (traineeship) workplace

    • Practical research at the (traineeship) workplace (12 weeks). During this period the students will be in touch with their coach online
    • Assessment: Advice report, proof of commitment at trainee post, colloquium with presentation and portfolio


    The assessment consists of four mandatory parts: a theory test, a topical essay, an advice report based on the students' research at the (traineeship) workplace and a presentation.

    • A European B2 level in English is advisable.
    • The minor is open to all students at a Dutch university or university of applied sciences with a first-year diploma.
    • External students will need confirmation from their own university or employer before being enrolled.
Introduction Intercultural Communication
Intercultural Communication