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Online-Workshop: Business Culture in Germany

With an population of more than 80 million people, Germany is the largest European economy and one of the largest economies in the world in real terms. Germany is also one of the world´s top three exporters. Bus is there a certain kind of behavior at work that can be called as "typically German"? What would internationals need to know, observe and even adjust to when entering the German job market?

Internationals may often find themselves struggling to find their feet in the German (labour) culture. Customs sucha s the mysterious lunchtime greeting "Mahlzeit!" as well as the avoidance of uncertainty and the focus on the job itself (rather than on relationships) can leave foreigners confused and lead into intercultural misunderstandings.

This workshop explores historical and cultural events and phenomena that have an impact on working life in Germany as well as German business etiquette. At this training will be very interactive, you should expect to take part actively in discussions and exercises to increase your knowledge about business culture in Germany. Don´t be afraid of the language barrier! Having to cope with this is a key skill of intercultural communication!


Please note that this workshop has one date!


Target group: The workshop is aimed at international students of the Viadrina as well as students with a migration and/or refugee background. If required and depending on available places, other Viadrina students are welcome to participate in the workshop. Please note, however, that final admission will only be granted shortly before the start of the workshop.

(Please note that the workshop is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the DAAD Integra project. In this context, part of the places are reserved for international female students from Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Eritrea and Nigeria).

Trainer: Kristin Draheim is working as a coach for intercultural competencies. She specialized on the topics intercultural sensitization, communication and competencies, team building and management of (intercultural) teams etc. Among her various assignments with German companies, government agencies and NGO´s, she also held intercultural trainigns for international students at German universities since 2017. She has a very international backgroud herself by living and working in Germany, Russia, Iceland and Poland.

Language: English

ECTS: 0,5 ECTS  -  depending on the study and examination regulations of your degree programme, regular attendance and participation in an evaluation.


Please note that all registrations at Training Manager will be admitted first. The final admission will be made by the course organisation shortly before the course starts. Therefore, please feel free to register for the workshop even if it is indicated that all places are already taken.


The seminar takes place online. You will receive the online login data short before the workshop starts.


Kompetenzen für Bewerbung und Berufseinstieg

Freitag, 12. November 2021, 09:30 Uhr - 16:00 Uhr

Mittwoch, 01. September 2021, 14:30 Uhr
Sonntag, 07. November 2021, 23:59 Uhr
Donnerstag, 11. November 2021, 23:59 Uhr
Maximalanzahl Teilnehmer/innen:


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the project coordination of STEPin - Study Entrance Phase for International Students of the Viadrina International Affairs Department at STEPin@europa-uni.de.


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