The Caledonian Academy is leading a project researching Intercultural Competence within the Erasmus Mundus programme. The project is funded by the European Commission.
The Eramus Mundus programme is run by the European Commission, and offers students the opportunity to gain educational experience in at least two counties that have different teaching and learning models, as well as different traditions. Having to both study and live in several diverse contexts can present intercultural challenges, and Erasmus Mundus students therefore require a set of abilities to deal effectively with this cultural diversity.
The Erasmus Mundus Intercultural Compentence (EMIC) project aims to develop an integrated learning programme that will help students deal with issues of cultural diversity and enable them to use intercultural contexts to their advantage. The EMIC Learning programme will create an unique environment for sharing experiences and strengthening bonds with other colleagues, fostering a network for future intercultural experiences and professional contacts. The project will also create an EMIC Toolkit that will contain a set of open-source tools for supporting activities aimed at developing intercultural competence, based on the EMIC Learning programme.
The aim of the EMIC project is to research and develop an integrated learning programme to support the development of intercultural competences of students within the Erasmus Mundus programmes.