UniSA Global Citizen

Free for eligible students, Global Citizen is an exciting new program which combines a virtual international experience with an online cultural intelligence module.

The Global Citizen program gives you the opportunity to develop your international perspective and cultural intelligence, and demonstrate these skills to potential employers.

Cultural Intelligence (CQ) refers to the skill to relate and work effectively in culturally diverse situations. It’s an important skill in the modern workplace, whether you’re working overseas or part of a culturally diverse team at home. It’s also critical for aspiring future change-makers. The world’s biggest challenges, like climate change, require global solutions. Our future leaders must be able to work collaboratively on a global scale.

During the online Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Module, you’ll learn about CQ and why’s it important, including hearing from senior leaders at Google, Amazon and EY, and your peers from universities across the globe. You’ll then put your new learnings into practice by participating in one of our virtual international experiences, such as a Global Social Impact Project in Nepal, International Internship in Indonesia, or UN Sustainable Development Goals Placement in Fiji!

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

  • Demonstrable cultural intelligence skills and a unique global experience to enhance your resume
  • 4.5 units credit or industry experience towards your UniSA program (pending individual Program Director approval)
  • UniSA Global Citizen certificate
  • Leading Across Cultures micro-credential for your digital backpack and LinkedIn profile
  • Recognition towards the UniSA+ program and/or Aspire leadership programs
  • Connections with like-minded peers at UniSA, and new international networks
  • Access to exclusive alumni networking events and benefits, including the NCP New Colombo Plan (NCP) Alumni Program
  • Funding for eligible students via the Australian Government’s NCPmeaning it’s FREE!

WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM LOOK LIKE?

OR = + OR Completion Certificate Cultural intelligence skills Increased employability 4.5 units CREDIT United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Placement in Fiji Online Internship in Indonesia Global Social Impact Project in Nepal, India, Vietnam or Thailand PPP hours (if eligible) Linkedin Micro-credential UniSA+ points International network Cultural Intelligence Accelerator Course (8 hours of self-directed learning over 3 weeks)

WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM LOOK LIKE?

OR OR United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Placement in Fiji Online Internship in Indonesia Global Social Impact Project in Nepal, India, Vietnam or Thailand = + Completion Certificate Cultural intelligence skills 4.5 units CREDIT PPP hours (if eligible) Linkedin Micro-credential UniSA+ points International network Inceased employability Cultural Intelligence Accelerator Course (8 hours of self-directed learning over 3 weeks)

You can choose to either complete the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Module on its own or participate in a virtual international experience only, but to receive the benefits of the Global Citizen program, you will need to undertake both the CQ Module and participate in a Virtual International Experience.

 

Award of credit is tied to undertaking a Virtual International Experience and is dependent on individual student study plans, and requires Program Director approval.

International experiences are generally offered in intensive mode at various dates across November / December 2021 and January / February 2022.

What are the international experience options?

If the above experiences don’t appeal to you, any of the standard virtual international experience can also be packaged with the Global Citizen program. Costs may vary.

Who's eligible?

  • You must meet our standard virtual mobility eligibility criteria.
  • You’ll need Program Director approval to receive credit or industry experience hours (we’ll help you with the approval process, but you need to have room in your program).
  • There are additional requirements for the NCP funding - you must be studying an Undergraduate program, be an Australian citizen, and under 28 years of age. If you don’t meet these requirements, please get in touch as there are other funding options available.
  • Places are limited. In the case of excess demand places will be allocated on academic merit.

How much does it cost?

  • The program is FREE for eligible students via the Australian Government’s NCP.
  • If you are ineligible for NCP funding, or funded places are exhausted, you can still participate. Costs vary so please contact us for details.

How can I find out more?

The best way to get all the details is to watch a recording of our most recent information session. Register below to receive the link to our recording.

Or you can emails us at short.programs@unisa.edu.au, call 08 83029098, or click here to make an appointment to come in and chat.

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How to apply?

Applications for the Global Citizen program is currently closed and will open in early 2022. If you are interested in the program, please register your interest and our team will be in touch once applications are open.

In the meantime, you may want to consider other experiences such as virtual exchange or short-term program which can be packaged with the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Module in next offering of the Global Citizen program.

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