Please note, X-Culture is a collaborative project, not a consulting company one can hire. The fee is charged only to improve experiences and create greater value for X-Culture professors and students.
Charging the participation fee doesn't make X-Culture an employee, service provider or consultant.
Paying participation fee doesn't free an instructor from doing his/her part (coaching students, evaluating student reports, etc.).
The only way we can keep X-Culture open to everyone is by relying on enthusiasm and hard work of the instructors whose students participate in the project. You as an instructor will be expected to invest
- about 5 hours of your time in preparing for the project,
- about 3 hours per week in the first week of the project,
- about 2 hours a week during the main phase of the project,
- and then again about 5 hours per week in the last week of the project and the first week after the project is over.
If you think about it, this is roughly the same amount of time you invest in running a "domestic" experiential learning project (case study learning, term paper development, work with a local company, or project presentation). However, in X-Culture you are part of a team, others depend on you, so you'll have to take your responsibilities more seriously than in a one-class domestic project.
Are you ready to commit that time?