How to maximize your students study abroad experience. Educators guide to intercultural learning

IMMERSION IS NOT ENOUGH. Research show that immersion and exposure to another culture without guidance is not enough to learn and gain intercultural competence. There is no cause and effect relationship. Educators need to help students to learn how to reflect and make sense out of their experience and turn it into learning. Success will therefore rely on  your own intercultural development. What can you do?  Attend this helpful free training and practice, practice, practice.

The goal of this workshop is to provide you with the tools, frameworks and necessary knowledge to be able to understand, guide and facilitate the intercultural learning of your students.



You are higher education faculty, staff or study abroad program manager and want to help your students to learn across cultures and maximize their study abroad experience. 



  • Who are we? Culture & values.
  • Managing emotions. Perception & behavior.
  • Turning experience into learning. What is our role in the students learning process and their intercultural interactions.
  • The unique emotional adjustments students face as they engage with another culture. “It’s OK not to be OK”. Coping activities to minimize reactions.



  • Focusing on student learning and growth
  • Preparing your students for a globalized world
  • Investing in your students career development
  • Trained STAFF = Successful intercultural facilitation
  • Improving the relation and potential of your multicultural TEAM



Rocío Persson is a natural-born entrepreneur and an eager learner. She is an intercultural trainer certified by EIFID, translator and interpreter and a certified sushi chef by the Tokyo Sushi Academy. Her Spanish-Swedish mixed cultural background has fostered along the years her curiosity towards other cultures and languages.  She graduated from ICADE- ICAI Universidad Pontificia de Comillas and holds a bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpreting. Languages are one of her biggest passions and she speaks Spanish, Swedish, English, German and Japanese. As a student she has experienced crossing cultures multiple times and as a professional she has worked in multinational companies abroad (England, Germany, Sweden, USA and Japan) and in the education field by guiding and training study abroad students who travel to Spain. On top of this experience Rocío has founded and managed two successful businesses over time and has more than 13 years of experience leading culturally diverse teams.


Date and time:

27 April 2021 | 5 pm – 7:30 pm Amsterdam time



This 2,5 hours workshop is FREE of charge, nevertheless in exchange we will be asking you to deliver an honest and constructive feedback by the end of the session.


? Please register via the following Link