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Intercultural Advice Bureau for Foreign Students Opens Its Doors

Munich, 05/30/2008

The new Advice Bureau within the Institute for Intercultural Communication provides direct and swift assistance to foreign students at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich. It helps in the organization of studies as well as with problems that arise from living in a new cultural environment or from differences in teaching and learning methods. Staff at this facility, which is funded by tuition fees, advise students on how best to structure their courses, on the prerequisites for performance assessment, or help compile tailor-made study programs – all issues with which foreign students frequently have problems and which can negatively effect their studies. The Advice Bureau’s portfolio is rounded off with orientation and training workshops, for which use is also made of the know-how provided by student members of SINIK – the Student Initiative for Intercultural Competence – who have considerable experience as intercultural trainers and in holding workshops in various student-run institutions.

This advice service is available to foreign students, matriculated at LMU Munich. It is also open to students on an exchange program as well as doctoral students, who have switched to LMU Munich after graduating in their home country. The Advice Bureau is located in the offices of the Institute of Intercultural Communication. It is open on Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 3 p.m., or by appointment.

 

Contact:
Prof. Dr. Juliana Roth
Institute of Intercultural Communication
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 Munich
E-mail: j.roth@ikk.lmu.de

 

Intercultural Advice Bureau:
Oettingenstr. 67
Room 0.32
Tel: 089 / 21 80 – 96 03
E-mail: ikberatung@ikk.lmu.de

 

Information on SINIK activities:
info@sinik-munich.de

 

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