SGroup Intercultural Schools

Duration
August, 2018 to August, 2025
SGroup role
Coordinator
Project website

About

Within the framework of the regional Think Tank Academy, SGroup offers students from its member universities a four-week summer programme focused on intercultural learning.

After two successful editions in August 2018 and 2019, namely in Shanghai, China (cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid), the SGroup Intercultural School this summer is taking place in Bogotá, Colombia  from 11 July to 5 August, hosted by the University of Los Andes.

 

2022 edition

The SGroup Summer School 2022 in Colombia is welcoming applications!
 
If you are a student in an SGroup member or associate member university, do not miss this opportunity to spend four weeks in Bogotá having a first-hand learning experience on Colombia’s peace-building process in relation with politics, media, population, memory and arts. All while developing language skills in Spanish and sharing an intercultural experience with colleagues from different academic backgrounds and countries!
 

Applications

You can register in the form available here. Registrations will happen in two rounds:

  • The first round of registrations ends on 30 May (23h CEST) and the results will be sent to applicants by 1 June. Selected participants will be asked to make a down-payment until 7 June.
  • The second round of registration ends on 9 June (23h CEST) and the results will be sent to applicants on 10 June. Selected participants will be asked to make a down-payment until 17 June.

The confirmation of selection will be sent by Uniandes.The final payment has to be done until 30 June.
 

Information

Detailed information about the Summer School including content, methodology, learning goals, registration, fee and all practical aspects is available in the Infopack - click here to download it.

 

Programme

Through lectures and in situ visits, participants will gain first-hand experience about Colombian arts in relation to the country’s 20th century history  and the signing of the Peace process in 2016, and Spanish language classes according to their level of mastery (no prior level required).

The programme will also include lectures about Social Sciences in Colombia and Latin America; recent Colombian history in the political context of the last decades, and the cultural imagery.
The full programme can be downloaded by clicking here.

 

Info Session
An Info Session for students and staff will took place on May 5. You can find the recording here.

 

Staff and academics participation
Staff, researchers and teachers from all SGroup member and associate member universities are invited to join for a period or the full duration of the summer school. Likewise, contributions and input such as lectures or presentations (in person or remote) are welcome on the following topics/sessions:

  • Journalism, storytelling and conflict;
  • 2020 National Strike, journalism and arts;
  • Social and environmental conflicts in a post-conflict setting;
  • The International dimension of the conflict;
  • Victims of the conflict and displaced population;
  • Public Opinion, Voters' Decision and Peace;
  • Media, war and Peace;
  • Evolution of the armed conflict and the peace process;
  • Social and environmental conflicts in a post-conflict setting;
  • Communities, Identity and Education for peace.

Please inform us of your interest or of colleagues/faculty members who would like to provide a contribution via email to joana.freitas@sgroup-unis.eu and n-rubio@uniandes.edu.co