Current Scholarships.

HOW TO JOIN A PROJECT GLOBAL CITIZEN PROGRAM. 

Admission to the Project Global Citizen program is exclusively via a scholarship. These scholarships are funded by our partner organisations and institutions.

Current Scholarships: Sunshine Coast.

Update: Oversubscribed, registrations now closed. Please pre-register for future programs here.

Scholarships offered by: Study Sunshine Coast with support from Study Queensland.

Upcoming Scholarships: Queensland, Victoria, South Australia & Northern Territory.

If you can’t find a current opening for a scholarship in your location (or you missed out on a recent program), you can pre-register your interest to participate in a future Project Global Citizen program by clicking on the button below. We’ll notify our partner organisations and institutions, then update you once an opening becomes available. You’ll be one of the first to be considered for a Project Global Citizen Scholarship.

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Want to recommend a friend?

If you know someone who could benefit from going through our 8-week cultural competency program, you can send them the pre-registration link above. When they pre-register, we’ll notify our partner organisations and institutions, and your friend will be one of the first to be considered for a Project Global Citizen Scholarship.

Outcomes.

WHAT YOU’LL GAIN FROM PROJECT GLOBAL CITIZEN.

With a Project Global Citizen Scholarship, you’ll develop the right cross-cultural skills to be employable in any global organisation around the world.

Furthermore if you’re an international student, you’ll be better positioned to thrive in your studies here in Australia, feel integrated into Australian society, secure ethical internships and employment, and have a safe and enjoyable experience.

  • When you graduate from the Project Global Citizen program, you’ll be certified with a micro credential you can showcase in your CV and LinkedIn profile to verify your cultural competence and integration into the Australian community.
  • This qualification acknowledges your acquisition of specific cross-cultural competencies highly sought after within the professional landscape.

About Our 8-Week Program.

WHAT TO EXPECT AS A PROJECT GLOBAL CITIZEN SCHOLAR.

As a Project Global Citizen Scholar, you’ll undertake an 8-week blended learning program that will help build your cultural competency skills to survive and thrive in any local context, both now and into the future.

You’ll commit to attending a half-day on-site workshop facilitated by qualified intercultural business consultants. Over the following eight weeks you will then participate in four interactive webinars and complete a series of assessable online activities.

Throughout the program, you’ll be invited to share your knowledge and ideas with Scholars from different cultural backgrounds and collaborate in co-design exercises to build your transferable skills for working in Australia and around the world.

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

Employability, Living and Studying abroad.

HOW EMPLOYABLE DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

Potential employers aren’t just looking for technical skills and experience. They’re also concerned whether candidates are a good cultural fit with the organisation.

Unfortunately, this is where it can be especially tricky for international candidates. This is due to the way we assess people’s capabilities and personalities.  We usually make important decisions – such as hiring and firing – based on our own cultural norms.

For example, if I’m from a cultural background that highly values “open and honest conversations”, I’m likely to perceive someone who’s reserved and tirelessly diplomatic as perhaps being a liability when it comes to negotiating, managing conflict and even business planning. Without considering that person’s cultural differences as an asset to my organisation, I’m instead likely to view them as a less-than-perfect cultural fit. As a result, I’d offer the job to someone I consider to be a better cultural fit.

Which bring us back to the question, how employable do you think you are? Or more specifically, how employable do your potential employers thing you are?

This is a key challenge we tackle in Project Global Citizen and is equally applicable to both international and domestic students who want to succeed in a global marketplace.

WHAT YOU’VE PROBABLY NOT BEEN TOLD.

During the program, you’ll gain insights into culturally-influenced expectations that no-one may have thought to explain to you before.

  • Previous Project Scholars have commented “I wish someone had explained this to me when I first arrived in Australia.”
  • Another Scholar has expressed that “up until now, I never understood the expectations of my lecturers and fellow students”.
  • Learning these “unwritten rules” about the local culture is important not just to your student life. The cultural bridging skills you develop during Project Global Citizen will also be critical for your professional life when working internationally.

YOUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE.

Whether you’re an international student in Australia or an Australian seeking employment internationally, you already have a suite of transferable skills that should be valuable to organisations, especially multinational companies, government employers and companies with international clients.

However, potential employers may not initially realise this. Instead, they could have concerns about your ability to be a good cultural fit in the workplace.

Project Global Citizen puts you at an advantage in this regard.

  • By showcasing your Project Global Citizen micro credential on your CV or LinkedIn profile, potential employers can immediately see that you have developed an understanding of the cultural dimensions impacting behaviour in Australia and that you have demonstrated an ability to be a good cultural fit in any global workplace.
  • This provides you with a competitive advantage over other candidates who may have the right technical skills but not necessarily the cultural competencies expected of employers.

Benefits.

SUMMARY OF BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS.

Graduating from a Project Global Citizen program:

  • Increases your ability to understand and effectively navigate cultural differences in relation to your personal academic, employability and social situation here in Australia and around the world.
  • Increases your cultural awareness of working in cross-cultural teams (both in your student life and in your professional life) and increases your cultural capabilities for working with and leading international teams.
  • Helps you to make sense of the “unwritten rules” of Australian and other cultures in relation to employability.
  • Helps you to build cultural competency skills to survive and thrive in any local context, both now and into the future.
  • When you graduate from the Project Global Citizen program, you are certified with a micro credential that can be showcased in your CV and LinkedIn profile to verify your cultural competence and integration into the Australian community.
  • This qualification acknowledges acquisition of specific cross-cultural competencies highly sought after within the professional landscape in Australia and overseas.