Intercultural competences – What are intercultural competences? (1/3)

EPICUR > Intercultural competences – What are intercultural competences? (1/3)


Educational coordinator | UHA

“Intercultural competences, in my opinion, are competences that everyone should acquire in their life and for their professional life. We all develop our own intercultural competences: for me it would be for example the ability to adapt to a new context, but there are many others.”


Student in plurilingualism| UNISTRA

“In my opinion, intercultural competences are aptitudes to communicate successfully with other individuals, who are from different cultural backgrounds. These skills depend on what I would call internal factors, such as the cultural background and cultural influences that the individual has encountered throughout his life. For example, it happens that people are exposed to a multicultural family, so they acquire this competence from childhood.”


Central student council member | UvA

“I think having intercultural competences means being knowledgeable about other cultures and being able to understand them. This also entails being able to get into an exchange with other cultures, so communicating with people coming from different backgrounds and from different parts of the world.”


Educational consultant | UNISTRA

“In my opinion, intercultural competences are the ability to connect with people who have different cultures, different views on situations and therefore different behaviors. Thanks to a curious, observative, non-judgmental and positive approach of the other, I may have access to a better understanding of their conceptions. This will allow the creation of a common culture enriched by both of points of view.” 

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