Sustainability phenomenon in contemporary intercultural communication

Summer School - Online
July 4 - July 15, 2022

The course is held online

Would you like to learn more about specifics of cross-cultural communication and social psychology? Then join this course!

  • Brief description

    The program focuses on the phenomenon of sustainability in the contemporary world of intercultural communication, using an interdisciplinary approach, with effective tools for understanding and developing sustainability. The program introduces students to the basics of intercultural communication, social psychology and promotes a holistic understanding of sustainability through literary images and symbols, psychological characteristics and properties. The proposed course aims to provide knowledge and skills necessary for working in international organizations in the context of globalization. Successful professional activity in an intercultural environment is directly dependent on effective communication processes, an understanding of cultural differences and the ability to apply the acquired skills to adapt successfully. The program will develop and apply the acquired knowledge and skills in practical classes. In the contemporary world, the ability to react flexibly to the changing circumstances, to withstand unfavorable pressure of stresses and strains, to preserve health and performance in different challenging situations is of particular importance. During the school lectures, students will be offered innovative methods, case studies and workshops that will enable them to master the tools of resiliency and successful intercultural communication.

  • Skills and competence to be acquired by students
    • • Intercultural communication;
    • • Ethnocultural competence;
    • • Tolerant perception of cultural differences;
    • • Effective communication in multicultural contexts;
    • • Social Psychology;
    • • Ethnopsychology;
    • • Psychology of communication;
    • • Conflict, its prevention and resolution.

Duration: 2 weeks

ECTS credits: 4.0

Participation fee: 295 Euro

Upon successful completion of the course students will receive hard copies of certificates with ECTS credits (mailed by post in case of the online format of the Summer School).

  • Cultural program
    • • Online Pub Quiz;
    • • Online Interactive Tour to SPbPU Museum;
    • • Online broadcasting of excursion to the Hermitage museum;

Deadline for registration: June 25, 2022

  • Entrance requirements
    • • Good command of English. All classes and extracurricular activities are conducted in English. Knowledge of the Russian language is not required.
Professors and lecturers:
  • SPbPU professors and mentors, experts and guest lecturers.


Program coordinators:

Department of International Educational Programs