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In the contemporary world, culture is becoming an increasingly relative term, and intercultural assumes that we are all different but we communicate among the differences. Instead, hypercultural means students are already aware of the world where they participate, a world that is mostly hyper communicative according to the different networks.
Understanding that young people are hyperconnected through all available social networks, it is reasonable to propose that they already know elements of the culture of the country where they will make the student exchange.
The first approach to the culture is already done virtually, and it is in that space where they could identify what is foreign or different from their “own culture”. Then Analogic postulates that it is appropriate to guide them to a second approach. This assumption leads to the search for what is common among differences and not to look for differences.
An international program like Analogic Abroad needs to become a network node inside this maximized world of connections, but in this case with the addition of education. Education is self-oriented, meaning the combination of students´ knowledge about social networking on one side, and hard and soft skills to learn in the traditional way in a classroom on the other, it is a unique curriculum in the world of culture, that we can call hyperculture.
The seminar leaves behind the idea of bridging cultures given that the hyperspace broke that idea of acknowledging the differences among cultures, it is not necessary. According to the seminar, identities are built constantly inside social networks, so the territory is not a specific nation, or the culture of a nation or region of the world, the territory is the hyperspace where the intensity of connections take place.
The Hypser has a total of 45 pedagogical contact hours plus 65 non classroom work hours, distributed along a regular academic calendar accordingly. It grants 3 US academic credits or 4,5 european ECT´s.
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