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 Nadine Binder (nadine.binder [at] intercultur.de).

What is covered by the tuition fee?

  • The tuition fee of 950 € covers the participation in the first 7 days of the course, the course material, and public events.
  • The tuition fee of 1,250 € 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. You can book accommodation and full board additionally through us, though.

Can I book accommodation on campus?

For the summer edition 2018 we can offer accommodation on the Jacobs University campus. You can book single rooms with full board (including breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee breaks) for 10 or 12 nights (7-/10-day program). For more information and prices, check our accommodation page.

Can I arrange my own accommodation?

Yes, you are free to arrange your own accommodation. Please note that the Jacobs University Campus is located in Bremen Nord (in Vegesack), 20km away from the city center. In the past, some participants stayed in hotels or AirBnB in Bremen Vegesack, Grohn, Lesum or Burg. For more information on the location of the university, please check this page.

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 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?

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.

Can I earn points although I do not study at a European University?

Yes, you can. However, you should contact the academic office of your home university to make sure a transfer of credits can be guaranteed.

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.

What time can I enter my room on campus?

If you have booked accommodation on campus, you will receive more details (including check-in times) approx. one month before the Intercultural Trainer Academy starts.

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

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 on campus?

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.

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?

If you are accommodated at the Jacobs University Campus with full board (also on the weekend):

  • 7-days course: 40/50 € for additional snacks/drinks + 70/100 € for additional self-organized activities = 110/150 €
  • Full 10-days course: 50/80 € for additional snacks/drinks + 100/120 € for additional self-organized activities = 150/210 €

If you are not accommodated at the Jacobs University Campus:

  • 7-days course: 150/200 € for food + 70/100 € for additional self-organized activities = 220/300 €
  • Full 10-days course: 200/250 € for food + 100/120 € for additional self-organized activities = 300/370 €

Where can I eat if I did not book on-campus accommodation with full board?

Even if you did not book on-campus accommodation with full board, you can eat on campus in the servery (“Mensa”). Keep in mind that you need to get a guest card and upload cash to it in order to pay for your meals. We are happy to provide you with more information on how to do so once you arrive on campus.

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 Bremen or traveling to Bremerhaven).

Is there an emergency contact?

We will give you an emergency number shortly before your arrival to Bremen 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 │

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