Cross-cultural Communication and diversity (BID0372)

Learn to apply current theoretical frameworks when analysing cross-cultural case studies. Stimulate your awareness for similarities and differences between different cultural backgrounds.

  • You strengthen your intercultural communication skills.

  • You will be able to apply cultural theoretical frameworks in the analysis of your own cross-cultural case studies.

  • You will show increased self-awareness of your own cultural values and unspoken cultural assumptions.

  • You will know how to vary your communication patterns and styles in a culturally sensitive way.

This module is creditable towards the Certificate of Global Competence (CGC) (15 portfolio points).


  • Degree/Certificate Passed/failed
  • Duration Summerschool Week 36
  • Schedule Week 36 (4th–8th September 2023): Monday–Friday, 08.45am–05.15pm, additional evening programme on Monday and Wednesday
  • Application deadline Week 26–30 – online in IS-Academia
    Number of places 26
    Incoming students and BFH students can pre-register via
  • ECTS credits 2 ECTS credits
    The module counts towards the BFH Certificate of Global Competence.
  • Costs No additional costs
  • Teaching language Teaching: English, German
    Competency assessment: English
  • Location Bern
  • School Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • Next session Autumn semester