International Teaching

Next level - Internationalization in teaching

Take the opportunity at h_da to redesign your teaching, both in terms of content and didactics.

  1. Broadening horizons: International teaching enables university lecturers to think outside the box and broaden their own horizons. Through contact with students from different countries and cultures, they can enrich their own view of education and science.

  2. Cultural exchange: Intercultural communication is an enriching experience. Teachers have the opportunity to learn from the cultural perspectives and experiences of their international students while sharing their own views and practices.

  3. Enhancing teaching skills: Adapting the teaching style to an international student body requires adaptability and creative teaching methods. This enhances teachers' skills and can help to increase their teaching competence.

  4. Promoting cosmopolitanism: By offering international teaching, university lecturers contribute to promoting cosmopolitanism and intercultural understanding. This is crucial in a globalized world where students encounter a variety of cultural perspectives.

  5. Better understanding of global challenges: International teaching enables teachers to develop a better understanding of global challenges. They can look at issues from different national and regional perspectives and thus contribute to finding more comprehensive solutions.

  6. Strengthening the university: The opportunity to teach internationally can increase the attractiveness of your own university. Students value universities that offer international perspectives and opportunities, which can boost student recruitment and the institution's reputation.

  7. Promoting research and innovation: Collaboration with international students can lead to new ideas and research partnerships. Teachers have the chance to benefit from students' different research approaches and perspectives.

  8. Personal satisfaction: International teaching can be personally satisfying for university lecturers. The opportunity to positively impact the lives of students, especially students from other parts of the world, can be a fulfilling experience.

  9. Promoting diversity and inclusion: Providing an international teaching environment promotes diversity and inclusion on campus. Students feel welcome, regardless of their origin, which leads to an open and tolerant university community.

  10. Global networking: International teaching enables teachers to expand their own network internationally and connect with colleagues around the world. This can lead to new professional opportunities and collaborations.

In summary, international teaching offers university teachers the opportunity to expand their pedagogical skills, gain cultural insights, contribute to solving global challenges and enrich the educational environment at their university. This is not only an enrichment for the teachers themselves, but also for the entire university community.

Ways to internationalize the classroom

An Erasmus-BIP (Blended Intensive Programme) or a Virtual Exchange are two ways to internationalize the classroom.