This set of tasks aimed to help the large body of students connect with each other. They encourage the discovery of similarities and open discussion of stereotypical impressions we may hold of each other.
This activity is aimed at getting students to become familiar with the work of Geert Hofstede and his cultural dimensions but also view them with a critical eye. Students compare the scores for their country/ies to those for the countries of their telecollaboration partners, and discuss their findings together. Subsequently they individually write a text with advice and information for Erasmus students intending to come to their university, basing it in part on their exploration of Hofstede' s cultural dimensions.