Scheme for Bachelor and Master Programs Students with Business Focus
The above scheme is collaboration between Language Center of University of Pardubice and University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston, UK.
Aim of the Scheme
The scheme builds on students’ knowledge of English and aims to raise their awareness of intercultural aspects of international business and develop their communication skills.
April 20 to April 26, 2017
Which students does the scheme target?
Students interested should have a command of the English language at the CEFR B1 level and up and they are expected to be interested in cultural aspects of international communication and business.
How does this work?
The objective of this intensive course is to bring together students to share their knowledge and skills in joint seminars and workshops to utilize their various cultural backgrounds to help them develop a better management of their cross-cultural knowledge. The informal part of the program lies in social interaction between course participants and may extend well into students’ free time.
After your return you are expected to participate in the similar programme at the University of Pardubice. International students visit our university where several joint classes are held, focused on enhancing students’ language skills and familiarizing them with intercultural differences and similarities. The students visit selected companies in Pardubice or the region and several social events are organized where you have an opportunity to meet in an informal environment.
Costs are funded by UPa grants (travel, accommodation, food, entrance fees).
Personal expenses are not included.
How to apply?
Students interested in participation will send an application and a cover letter to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org by December 6, 2016.
The cover letter will be a 350 word long document in which applicants:
- outline why they are applying for the program and explain how their participation will help further their academic or professional development
- mention any educational or professional experience with a multicultural environment (e.g. Buddy Program, Erasmus stay, trip abroad, contact with foreign friends, etc.) to which they may have been exposed and explain their impact.
Applicants will receive an e-mail with the invitation to the interview.