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Project connect!



In the Project connect!, German and international students come together to form teams for one semester.

In different project formats, the groups work on a topic with an intercultural dimension.

Project format this semester:

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  • networking of students from different disciplines and nationalities
  • introduction to intercultural awareness
  • developing action strategies for working in (international) project teams
  • creating a project and presenting it (e.g. film, photo exhibition)
  • improving German skills by working in (international) project teams

Group size: The maximum number of participants per project format is 18 students. In each project format, three to six participants work together. Each participant chooses the project format.

Supervision: one tutor per group

Registration: The project will take place in English in the winter semester 2023/24. You can register by sending an email to studienstart-international(at) with your name, student ID number, degree programme, semester and intended degree (e.g. Bachelor/Master). Registration is possible until 10 October 2023.

General conditions: As part of the project, a participant must take part in an intercultural kick-off meeting, a final presentation and a final workshop. Furthermore, meetings of the respective project group will take place during the semester, of which at least six must be recorded with a short report.

Students receive 3 ECTS for participation, which can be credited to the Studium Integrale part of your degree programme, as well as a detailed certificate of attendance.

Furthermore, Project connect! can be credited to the certificate “Intercultural Awareness”.

The dates are:

  • Wednesday, 25 October 2023, 5:45 pm to 9:00 pm (kick-off meeting)
  • Friday, 19 January 2024, 5:45 pm to 9:00 pm (final presentation)
  • Saturday, 20 January 2024, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (final workshop)

The topic in the winter semester 2023/24 is future literacies.

Project connect! is conducted in collaboration with the Center for Teacher Education (CTE) within the framework of the project UNITE Cologne. Teacher training students are particularly invited to participate.

Please contact studienstart-international, if you have questions.