INTERNATIONAL WEEK

 

Intercultural Readiness Check 

Helprich ten Heuw (Windesheim University of Applied Sciences)

Every semester, students of Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in Zwolle (The Netherlands) travel abroad for study or internships. Windesheim faced the challenges to prepare these students for their stay abroad and for participating in a different culture. To do so, Windesheim started the Windesheim Intercultural Skills Explorer (WISE) program with the Intercultural Readiness Check. This special program prepares students for their cultural challenges. Helprich ten Heuw talks about this program and what it means to students.