Whom can I contact if I have questions?

If you cannot find an answer in our FAQ section or on the website, please use the contact page or write an email to Kerrin Appel (kerrin.appel@intercultur.de).

What is covered by the tuition fee?

The tuition fee of 1,400 € covers the participation in the full 10-days course, the certificate “Intercultural Trainer”, the course material, and public events.

Not included are: participants’ accommodation and board, travel costs and visa.

Can I arrange my own accommodation?

Participants are responsible to arrange their own accomodation for the duration of the academy. Please click here for a list of hotel recommendations close to the training facilities.

Is there any financial support?

Staff members at European universities might benefit from a staff training grant under Erasmus+ (more information can be found here).

Participants from Germany might benefit from Bildungsprämie (Training Credit) of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research . Please find more information here.

Furthermore, German participants might be able to apply for “Bildungsurlaub” – you can find more information on that and the federal states in which we are recognized for “Bildungsurlaub” here.

What are ECTS points?

By participating in the winter edition, students can earn ECTS credit points after submitting an extra paper.

ECTS stands for European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. It is a standard for comparing the study attainment and performance of students of higher education across the European Union and other collaborating European countries. 1 ECTS point is equivalent to 30 hours of work. Home universities may decide on the equivalent credits they may award to their students based on that description.

Please note that it is not possible to earn ECTS credit point during the summer edition of the program.

I need a visa to enter Germany; can I get an invitation letter?

If you need a visa to enter Germany, please let us know promptly. We can provide you with an invitation letter. This letter will only be send to you upon special request and receipt of your payment.

How can I reach the venue of the Intercultural Trainer Academy?

summer date: The Intercultural Trainer Academy in Hamburg will take place in the facilities of SOAL Bildungsforum, which is in short walking distance from the train station Hamburg-Altona.

SOAL Bildungsforum / Große Bergstraße 154 / 22767 Hamburg

winter date: You can find information on how to reach Bremen and the Jacobs University Campus by flight/train/public transportation/car here . Please note that the campus is located in Vegesack in Bremen-Nord (20km outside the city center).

How about Internet access at the venue?

Winter Edition: There is WiFi on campus (in all buildings). You will receive your login details upon arrival. If you are a student, you can also use the Eduroam network on campus.

Summer Edition: WiFi is available at the venue. We will let you know the login details upon arrival.

Should I bring my laptop?

You don’t necessarily have to bring a laptop as you won’t need it for participation in the Intercultural Trainer Academy. In the past, some participants found it useful to have their laptop, especially for days 8-10 when designing their own training sessions.

What else should I pack?

    • Passport / ID
    • Writing material
    • Rain protection
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Typical snack food from your home country (for our intercultural snack night)

How much money should I calculate for personal expenses and weekend activities?

200/250 € for food + 100/120 € for additional self-organized activities = 300/370 €

Where can I eat?

The training facility is located in a lively area with multiple lunch options in close proximity, e.g. Vapiano (Italian cuisine), Din Hau (Vietnamese cuisine) and various turkish fast food shops, bakeries and cafés with a variety of offerings. Supermarkets where you can buy snacks and drinks are also close by.

What can I do on the weekend?

We are offfering a social program for participants of the Intercultural Trainer Academy, including activities on the weekend. Once you have successfully registered for the Intercultural Trainer Academy, we will keep you informed about the social program. You can join in the offered leisure activities or organize your own trips.

Can we organize our own free time?

Outside the official class hours (9:00-18:00 from Monday to Thursday, 09:00-15:00 on Friday), you can spend your free time any way you like. If you want to organize a social activity on your own or visit friends or family that live nearby, you are free to do so. Often participants also organize social gatherings in the evening or on the weekend (e.g. exploring Hamburg, Bremen and other cities nearby).

Is there an emergency contact?

We will give you an emergency number shortly before your arrival for questions concerning the Intercultural Trainer Academy. For real danger situations, emergency numbers in Germany are the following:  Police: 110 │Ambulance and Fire department: 112