Coding & Digital Design FT
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Seminar accompanying the semester abroad

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

The students can
- reflect in a structured way on the similarities and contradictions of theoretical teaching knowledge and practical applications
- develop a synthesis on the basis of critical reflection
- use their experiences to reflect on intercultural differences and similarities between the host country and their home country.

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

As part of the seminar, students present and analyze their experiences during their stay abroad. The aim is to put their individual experiences into an academic context (intercultural discourse, intercultural awareness and understanding, etc.), discuss them with their fellow students, and compare them with their experiences. In order to achieve a stronger bond between the students and the FH Kufstein during their semester abroad, to strengthen the cohesion of the cohort, and to promote an exchange of experiences between the students, this course is conducted during the semester abroad with the support of eLearning methods. The content of teaching is a structured reflection on the similarities and contra-dictions of theoretical teaching knowledge and practical applications in order to achieve a critical reflection ability for the theory-practice friction surface in the sense of a synthesis of both for professional practice. Individual experiences are critically reflected upon together in group discussions structured by the course instructor (e.g., via forums and chats).

recommended or required reading

- Simmendinger, F.: "Auslandssemester: Conquer the world the easy way!", Amazon Publishing, 2012
- Berninghausen, J.: "Aussen Einsichten: Interkulturelle Fallbeispiele von deutschen und internationalen Studierenden über das Auslandsjahr", Verlag Kellner, 2012

assessment methods and criteria

Final presentation

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Presentations, group work, presentation and discussion of tasks

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)


course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)