Project Global Citizen

 

Cross-cultural skills to improve employability, anywhere in the world.
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What is Project Global Citizen?

The Project Global Citizen movement creates a foundation for global citizenship with cultural competence.

We deliver cultural competency programs to make tertiary students employable anywhere in the world.

Announcements.

Nov 2022. Project Global Citizen Scholars Graduate (Sunshine Coast)

Congratulations to our Sunshine Coast Project Global Citizen Scholars (2022 Semester 2) on your graduation.

Project Global Citizen Study Sunshine Coast Graduates 2022 Semester 2
 
May 2022. New milestone: Over 200 Project Global Citizen Scholars certified worldwide

Congratulations to our Sunshine Coast Project Global Citizen Scholars (2022 Semester 1) on your graduation! You are officially part of a global movement with now over 200 alumni graduates.

 

Mar 202. Project Global Citizen Centre-Stage at the American Athletics Conference

30 March 2022: Our USA partner and Cultural Cohesion Code Co-Founder Lewis Johnson was invited to speak to a live audience of 500 college student-athletes about our new program at the University of Cincinnati, in conjunction with the American Athletic Conference. The conference was livestreamed to all 11 AAC schools.

Watch the time-lapse of the pre-conference tech run.

 

 

Mar 2022. Project Global Citizen 2022 Scholarships (Sunshine Coast)

The newest cohort of Sunshine Coast students commenced our signature 8-week Project Global Citizen program in March 2022, thanks to fully subsidised scholarships offered by Study Sunshine Coast. Semester 1 is oversubscribed, but new applicants will be waitlisted and pre-registered for future programs.

 
Dec 2021. Project Global Citizen Scholars Graduate (Sunshine Coast)

Congratulations to our Sunshine Coast Project Global Citizen Scholars (2021 Semester 2) on your graduation.

 
Apr 2021. Our global expansion into the USA

Project Global Citizen has expanded into the USA where our new program, Cultural Cohesion Code (CC Code) is being rolled out across locker rooms of college student-athletes.

  • CC Code helps college student-athletes understand the unwritten cultural rules around social standards in a sports team context, and for dealing with team mates who may have misplaced understandings about cross-cultural differences.
  • With cross-cultural skills, student-athletes can achieve excellence on and off the field as global citizens who can survive and thrive anywhere in the world, in any situation.
  • Click here for more details, or click here to see if you can relate to three cultural transition scenarios for college student-athletes.

Announcements.

 

Mar 2022. Project Global Citizen Centre-Stage at the American Athletics Conference

30 March 2022: Our USA partner and Cultural Cohesion Code Co-Founder Lewis Johnson was invited to speak to a live audience of 500 college student-athletes about our new program at the University of Cincinnati, in conjunction with the American Athletic Conference. The conference was livestreamed to all 11 AAC schools.
Watch the time-lapse of the pre-conference tech run.

 

 

Mar 2022. Project Global Citizen 2022 Scholarships (Sunshine Coast)

The newest cohort of Sunshine Coast students commenced our signature 8-week Project Global Citizen program in March 2022, thanks to fully subsidised scholarships offered by Study Sunshine Coast. Semester 1 is oversubscribed, but new applicants will be waitlisted and pre-registered for future programs.

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Dec 2021 | PROJECT GLOBAL CITIZEN SCHOLARS GRADUATE

 

Congratulations to our Sunshine Coast Project Global Citizen Scholars (2021 Semester 2) on your graduation.

 

APRIL 2021 | OUR NEW AUS-USA GLOBAL COLLABORATION

Project Global Citizen has expanded into the USA where our new program, Cultural Cohesion Code (CC Code) is being rolled out across locker rooms of college student-athletes.

  • CC Code helps college student-athletes understand the unwritten cultural rules around social standards in a sports team context, and for dealing with team mates who may have misplaced understandings about cross-cultural differences.
  • With cross-cultural skills, student-athletes can achieve excellence on and off the field as global citizens who can survive and thrive anywhere in the world, in any situation.
  • Click here for more details, or click here to see if you can relate to three cultural transition scenarios for college student-athletes.

Global Mobility & Employability.

 
WHAT'S THE NO.1 EMPLOYABILITY SKILL ACCORDING TO HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW?

 

The reality of employment in the 21st century is that, at some stage, you’ll probably be working internationally.

At the very least, you’ll be working with internationals. Either way, there’s a growing expectation of employers world-wide that you bring to the workplace well-developed cultural competencies required for competing in an increasingly global marketplace.

What employers now seek is cultural competence. And that’s what Project Global Citizen is all about.

That’s also why Harvard Business Review identified that the number one skill every 21st century manager needs is cultural competence – the ability to successfully work across cultures.

Whether you complete one of our mini-courses or participate in our signature 8-week program, you're a big step ahead with a Project Global Citizen qualification or micro-credential.

Global Mobility & Employability.

 

WHAT GLOBAL CITIZENS LOOK LIKE IN THE 21ST CENTURY.

 

Do you have the full suite of 21st century skills to survive and thrive into the future?

The reality of employment in the 21st century is that, at some stage, you’ll probably be working internationally.

At the very least, you’ll be working with internationals. Either way, there’s a growing expectation of employers world-wide that you bring to the workplace well-developed cultural competencies required for competing in an increasingly global marketplace.

What employers now seek is cultural competence. And that’s what Project Global Citizen is all about.

That’s why the Harvard Business Review identified that the number one skill every 21st century manager needs is cultural competence – the ability to successfully work across cultures.

Cultural competence can’t be developed overnight, which is the reason Project Global Citizen is offered as a professional development program to students over an 8-week period. We want you to be a step ahead and have these important skills.

Cultural Challenges. 

 

LIVING AND WORKING IN ANOTHER CULTURE.

 

How does Project Global Citizen help you overcome cross-cultural challenges?


Fitting in socially and getting a foot in the door of employers – it’s rarely easy, especially when you’re in a new country. We get it.

 In the space of a plane ride you can go from being a competent adult with a well-developed social and professional network to someone whose ability is limited by your language skills and lack of local connections. This can have a corrosive effect on your confidence.

We know first-hand what it’s like to live and work internationally where you don’t speak the language, and when the culture is very different.

That’s why we hand-select topics in Project Global Citizen that are highly relevant and practical to your personal situation.

It’s unreasonable to expect you can settle into your new host country and get a foot in the door of employers without specialist intercultural advice.

To help you get there, we share our practical cultural frameworks to help you “make sense” of what you don’t yet know.

We help you develop personal, practical strategies to overcome these cultural differences so that you can survive and thrive in your new host country, or in your new multicultural workplace.

Cultural Challenges. 

 

LIVING AND WORKING IN ANOTHER CULTURE.

 

What Challenges Does Project Global Citizen Overcome?


Fitting in socially and getting a foot in the door of employers – it’s rarely easy, especially when you’re in a new country. We get it.

 

For international students as well as outbound domestic students, in the space of a plane ride you can go from being a competent adult with a well-developed social and professional network to someone whose ability is limited by your language skills and lack of local connections. This can have a corrosive effect on your confidence.

We know first-hand what it’s like to live and work internationally where you don’t speak the language and the culture is very different.

That’s why we hand-select topics in Project Global Citizen that are highly relevant and practical to your personal situation.

It’s unreasonable to expect you can settle into your new host country and get a foot in the door of employers without specialist intercultural advice.

To help you get there, we share our practical cultural frameworks to help you “make sense” of what you don’t yet know.

You’ll then co-design practical strategies to overcome these cultural differences so that you can survive and thrive in your new host country.

Who’s Eligible?

 

WHO IS THE PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR?

 

You’ll find our cultural competency programs valuable if you’re:

  • An international student studying in Australia
  • An international student who intends to work either in Australia or someplace other than your home country
  • An Australian student who intends to study or work internationally
  • A student who intends to work in a global organisation where you’ll be expected to work with people from different cultural backgrounds

Choose from our mini-courses or apply to participate in our signature 8-week Project Global Citizen program. Admission to our signature program is exclusively via a scholarship. Each organisation or institution offering the scholarship generally has their own additional eligibility requirements.

To find current scholarship openings, check the Announcements section on our Home page. 

If you can’t find a current opening for a scholarship in your location, you can pre-register your interest by clicking on the button below.

 

PRE-REGISTER (ALL LOCATIONS) »

Who’s Eligible?

 

WHO IS THE PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR?

 

You’ll find our cultural competency program valuable if you’re:

  • An international student studying in Australia
  • An international student who intends to work either in Australia or someplace other than your home country
  • An Australian student who intends to study or work internationally
  • An Australian or international student who intends to work in a global organisation where you’ll be expected to work with people from different cultural backgrounds

Admission to the Project Global Citizen program is exclusively via a scholarship. Each organisation or institution offering the scholarship generally has their own additional eligibility requirements.

To find current scholarship openings, check the “Announcements” section of our website.

If you can’t find a current opening for a scholarship in your location, you can pre-register your interest by clicking on the button below.

 

PRE-REGISTER (ALL LOCATIONS) »

Our Focus.

 

WHY WE FOCUS ON CULTURAL COMPETENCE.

 

There’s a LOT of professional development, personal development and employability support out there, if you know where to look.

But this support is often quite ethnocentric, meaning that strategies for success may work well for locals, but don’t always take into account cultural differences from around the world.

In other words, the support you’re accessing may be delivered in a way that assumes you already understand the “unwritten rules” of the local culture and vice versa.

Without cultural self-awareness and an understanding of the underlying cultural assumptions of the support provider, it’s very difficult to fully make sense of everything you’re being taught.

We believe that culture – specifically, cultural competence – is the missing link. By developing your cultural competence through Project Global Citizen, you’ll be in a much better position to fully take advantage of all the other support services and programs available to you.

Our Focus.

 

WHY WE FOCUS ON CULTURAL COMPETENCE.

 

There’s a LOT of professional development, personal development and employability support out there, if you know where to look.

But this support is often quite ethnocentric, meaning that their strategies for success work well in the local context, but don’t always take into account cultural differences from around the world.

In other words, the support you’re accessing may be delivered in a way that assumes you already understand the “unwritten rules” of the local culture and vice versa.

Without cultural self-awareness and an understanding of the underlying cultural assumptions of the support provider, it’s very difficult to fully make sense of everything you’re being taught.

We believe that culture – specifically, cultural competence – is the missing link. By developing your cultural competence through Project Global Citizen, you’ll be in a much better position to fully take advantage of all the other support services and programs available to you.

Our Partners.

 

We’ve developed Project Global Citizen with substantial support and input from government and the education industry.

 

GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY SUPPORT.
  • Queensland Government
  • Study Geelong
  • Study Melbourne
  • Study Queensland
  • Study Sunshine Coast
  • Victorian Government
 
GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY SUPPORT.
  • ISANA International Education Association
  • Melbourne Polytechnic
  • Melbourne University
  • Study Melbourne
  • Study Queensland
  • Study Sunshine Coast
  • VicWISE (The Victorian Working Group on International Student Employability)

Our Partners.

 

We’ve developed Project Global Citizen with substantial support and input from government and the education industry.

GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY SUPPORT.

  • Queensland Government
  • Study Geelong
  • Study Melbourne
  • Study Queensland
  • Study Sunshine Coast
  • Victorian Government

GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY SUPPORT.

  • ISANA International Education Association
  • Melbourne Polytechnic
  • Study Melbourne
  • Study Queensland
  • Study Sunshine Coast
  • VicWISE (The Victorian Working Group on International Student Employability)

Who’s behind Project Global Citizen.

 
INTERCULTURAL BUSINESS CONSULTANTS.

 

Project Global Citizen is a partnership between two Australian-based qualified intercultural practitioners, Craig Shim (Alphacrane Intercultural Specialists) and Astrid Hofmann (CTC, Cultural Transition Consulting).

  • Coming from a commercial background providing coaching and training to corporate and government clients, Astrid and Craig recognised the need for developing future leaders equipped with the 21st century cross-cultural skills necessary for thriving in a truly global marketplace.
  • Using the same intercultural frameworks provided to their corporate clients, Craig and Astrid collaborated to tailor a ground-breaking program for tertiary education students, initially in Australia, and now worldwide.
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Who’s behind Project Global Citizen.

 

INTERCULTURAL BUSINESS CONSULTANTS.

 

Project Global Citizen is a partnership between two Australian-based qualified intercultural practitioners, Craig Shim (Alphacrane Intercultural Specialists) and Astrid Hofmann (CTC, Cultural Transition Consulting).

  • Coming from a commercial background providing coaching and training to corporate and government clients, Astrid and Craig recognised the need for developing future leaders equipped with the 21st century cross-cultural skills necessary for thriving in a truly global marketplace.
  • Using the same intercultural frameworks provided to their corporate clients, Craig and Astrid collaborated to tailor a ground-breaking program, initially for international students. This program has developed into Project Global Citizen and has since been expanded to include domestic students.

 

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