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Module 9 Reflective Thinking & Making The Most Of Your Time Abroad!

This module is about helping you to achieve the full potential of your study abroad experience. To this end, we are proposing a number of activities and prompts to help you to immerse yourself in your host country community and culture and also to critically reflect on those experiences. The reflection element of this process is crucial to ensure that you can truly learn from your time abroad and are then able to leverage that international experience for your professional, social, and personal development. You are encouraged to document your experiences and to reflect on your learning using a Digital tool of your choice (for example Padlet, WordPress blog etc). Your experiences, reflections and learnings can be documented in a variety of ways so for instance you may want to use video, photos, written text etc. depending on your own preferences. Remember that this is your personal space, only available to you. It is like keeping a Journal online, your E-Journal of your time abroad! You may want to refer to it in the future to remember your experience studying abroad and what you learnt from it!

  • Step 1: Introduction

  • Step 2: Global Citizenship Skills Questionnaire

  • Step 3: Making the Most of Your Time Abroad - Panel of Activities "Board game"

  • Step 4: Final Reflection


  • Visible culture: Most obvious aspects of a cultural identity. It includes symbols, and practices for example art, architecture, language, social etiquette, traditions, food, etc. ... As per cultural iceberg analogy, the visible culture is only small part of the cultural identity (the small tip above the water)

  • Critical reflection: Process whereby we question our own actions, feelings, beliefs and assumptions and by doing so, we learn from our experiences and are able to apply that learning in the future.

  • Cutural stereotypes: Generalizations about a cultural group, they can be positive or negative

  • Self-awareness: Refers to being aware of your own assumptions and behaviours, being able manage your emotions and feelings, and understand correctly how others perceive you.

  • Global citizen: Someone who is aware of and understands the wider world - and their place in it

  • Personal effectiveness: Making the best use of your time and making use of the resources at your disposal, in order to perform to the best of your ability

  • Course catalogue: A list of the courses offered by the university. Every course usually should indicate the field of study, department, number of ECTS, objectives, description of the learning outcomes, index of contents, language of instruction, when in the year it is taught, timetable, in which academic year it can be taken, and the teachers.

  • Intellectual and personal autonomy: A willingness and ability to think for oneself

  • Catalogue

    Module 9 Reflective Thinking & Making The Most Of Your Time Abroad!

    • SECTION 1 - Global Citizen Skills Questionnaire
    • Global citizens possess a great many flexible and useful skills which help them experience the world in rewarding and meaningful ways. These include things such as critical thinking, problem solving, perseverance, resilience, adaptability, and empathy.

    • SECTION 2 - Making the Most of your Time Abroad
    • Studying abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and it is important to make the most of this time while you can. However, sometimes we become too focused on some aspects of our experience and lose out on exploring other aspects of our host culture, city, home.
    • SECTION 3 -Final reflection

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