What's in it for me?
- boost your CV and chances for work involving intercultural skills
- build international contacts, friends as well as professional networks
- develop intercultural skills as Intercultural awareness, Intercultural Communication and Building commitment
- improve the learning experience
- enhance the process of building a professional identity within the global context
- receive extra points for your study abroad application (*applicable for students with the intentions to study abroad)
CIM aims at fostering:
Intercultural skills involving the appreciation of culture and its meaning to the lives of people worldwide and intercultural communication across borders and with the use of various languages
International and global awareness emphasizing the understanding of differences and similarities between countries, and the ability to make international comparisons and develop new perspectives
Critical and reflective professional conduct built on the values of openness, diversity, and connectedness across the globe
Why did we choose to implement CIM?
JU has an international profile, and internationalisation is one of the pillars in the JU strategy. Our main goal with the implementation of CIM is to create the activity that can contribute to the development of students' intercultural competence and it includes ALL students at the School of Health and Welfare, both mobile and non-mobile. CIM is built on the idea of internationalization abroad and at home. The aim is to prepare the students to the challenges of living and working in a globally connected world and foster active, responsible, and engaged global citizenship.