Our living and working environment is affected by globalization and internationalization. Hence, the ability to effectively communicate and interact with others in intercultural settings has become a necessity. Intercultural competence is widely considered one of the key skills needed to succeed in ever more diverse societies and workplaces. Still it is one thing to acquire intercultural competence, but it is quite another to pass it on to others. It requires extensive knowledge and skills. This is what the Intercultural Trainer Academy will equip you with.


The Intercultural Trainer Academy is an intensive 7- or 10-day program organized by InterCultur gGmbH and Jacobs University. Hosted on the international campus of Jacobs University, the Intercultural Trainer Academy offers a unique blend of theory and practice tailored to your individual needs and interests. Theoretical input from intercultural scholars will be complemented by insights from practitioners on how to teach intercultural competence in intercultural trainings.

The Intercultural Trainer Academy entails the option of obtaining an Intercultural Trainer Certificate upon successful completion of the full 10-days course.

Enrolled university students can earn 5 ECTS credits upon successful completion of the first 7 days of the course and submission of a paper.

Learn more about the structure and content of the Intercultural Trainer Academy by checking the program and course overview.



The Intercultural Trainer Academy seeks to support people who are interested in teaching intercultural competence, such as:

  • Trainers, who have already gathered experience and would like to start working in an intercultural context.
  • Professionals and/or multipliers, who are committed or devoted to intercultural learning, e.g. teachers or practitioners in the field of international youth work.
  • Advanced university students with an intercultural area of studies or/and their own international experiences, who would like to pass their theoretical knowledge through practical trainings.