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Global Understanding

Instructed by: dr. hab. Maria Piotrowska, prof. UJ, Mariusz Marczak, PhD

As part of the Global Understanding course, students will complete an international intercultural virtual exchange project with colleagues from partner universities located abroad. The project is coordinated by the Global Partners in Education (GPE) consortium based at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, USA. This year, course participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with students from Universidad Regiomontana (UR) in Mexico.

Due to the specificity of the project format, classes will be held hybrid mode (f2f and online) and an introductory class will also be held onsite (the date will be provided in due course). The project work will comprise videoconferencing and e-tandem (pods) formats involving synchronous and asynchronous oral and written communication. With their partners, students will be discussing selected topics relating to different walks of life while also sharing their own experiences and views. The course language is English, which permits students to develop communication skills in that language, intercultural competences, as well as distance teamwork skills, which are necessary in the contemporary translation market and the job market at large. Very importantly, nearly 80% of the class time will be dedicated to student-led discussions with partners, while the remaining 20% ​​will be used for preparation and reflection on experience. Course attendees will receive a certificate of participation, issued jointly by East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, USA and the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, which can potentially boost their CVs.


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