Project Global Citizen

Limited Scholarships available to students studying* on the Sunshine Coast!

As part of the Student Employability Program, Study Sunshine Coast will be the first Queensland region to offer students scholarships to participate in Project Global Citizen. Study Sunshine Coast is offering 30 students the chance to participate in this premium personal and professional development course for international and domestic students seeking to develop their Cultural Intelligence for studying,  living and working across cultures as global citizens.

“The number one skill every 21st century manager needs is Cultural Intelligence – the ability to successfully work across cultures.”  Harvard Business Review, Jan-Feb 2012 issue

“Culture is the missing link in relation to international students thriving and surviving in their academic learning, social integration, employability and safety.” Project Global Citizen

Project Global Citizen is a cultural competency accelerator program for international and domestic students seeking to work in Australia or internationally. The program:

  • Project Global Citizen Scholars undertake an 8-week blended learning program that radically improves their cultural competency skills for studying, living and working across cultures as a truly global citizen.
  • Project Global Citizen graduates are certified with a micro credential they can use in their CVs and LinkedIn profiles to verify their Cultural Intelligence and integration into the Australian community.
  • Study Sunshine Coast is offering a limited number of fully subsidised scholarships which will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications close 5pm, 26th February. Hurry apply before these scholarships are taken.

APPLICATIONS FOR PROJECT GLOBAL CITIZEN SCHOLARSHIPS NOW OPEN

  • Applications for these limited scholarships Now Open.
  • Successfully appointed Scholars from across the Sunshine Coast will undertake the 8-week program commencing in March 2020.
  • For successfully appointed Scholars it is compulsory to attend the half-day Project Global Citizen’s works on Wednesday 4th March from 8.30am – 12.30pm at TAFE Queensland, Mooloolaba Campus, 34 Lady Musgrave Drive, Mountain Creek.

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP. 

Admission to this Project Global Citizen program is exclusively via a scholarship offered by Study Sunshine Coast.

  • As Project Global Citizen, 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.
  • If successfully offered a Project Global Citizen Scholarship, you’ll commit to attending a half-day workshop on Wednesday 4th March from 8.30am 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.
  • As an active participant, 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.

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 Intelligence and integration into the Australian community.
  • The qualification acknowledges your acquisition of specific cross-cultural competencies highly sought after within the professional landscape.

ELIGIBILITY.

*In order to be eligible for the 2020 Project Global Citizen Scholarship funded by Study Sunshine Coast, you must:

  • Be an international or domestic students aged 18 years or above and currently studying in an institution located on the Sunshine Coast.
  • Commit to attending a half-day, on-site workshop on Wednesday 4th March 2020 at TAFE Queensland, Mooloolaba Campus. 34 Lady Musgrave Drive, Mountain Creek and complete a series of online activities by Friday 8th May 2020.
  • Undertake a short online Project Global Citizen Cultural Quiz.

APPLICATION CRITERIA.

At Project Global Citizen we’re focussed on helping students who will get the most value out of building cultural competency skills to thrive and survive in Australia and around the world.  In other words, you don’t have to be great at bridging cultures just yet (i.e. at the time of applying for this scholarship) – that’s what we’re here for!

Instead, we are mainly interested to know how much you’ll personally benefit from the program. The greater your need, the higher the chance you’ll have in being awarded a scholarship. Specifically, we’re assessing your application against your need for help in one or more of the following areas:

  • Doing well in your academic studies.
  • Feeling integrated into Australian society.
  • Securing internships or employment. This could be in Australia or anywhere in the world, now or in the future.
  • Having a safe and enjoyable experience in Australia.

OTHER BENEFITS.

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.

WHAT EMPLOYERS MAY NOT REALISE.

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 corporations. 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 at 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.

APPLICATION PROCESS.

Complete the online Scholarship Application form and Cultural Quiz.  Places limited so please apply early. Please submit your application by 5pm on 26th February 2020.

Your privacy – Project Global Citizen collects and collates information from the application form to evaluate applications for the program. Only authorised Project Global Citizen officers, approved assessors and our official partners have access to this information. Applicants should note that broad details of the successful application along with the activities undertaken during the program my be published by Global Citizen and its official partners.  Your personal information will not be disclosed to any other third party without your consent, unless required by law.

KEY DATES. 

Application deadline: 5pm on Wednesday 26th February 2020

  • Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Places for these fully funded scholarships are limited, so apply early.

Scholarships announced: Friday 28th February 2020

  • The last of the successfully applicants will be notified via email by 28th February 2020.

Project Global Citizen Workshop: Wednesday 4th March 2020

  • Attendance is compulsory.
  • Venue: E-Block, TAFE Queensland Mooloolaba Campus, 34 Lady Musgrave Drive
  • Time: 8.30am to 12.30pm

Webinar Dates:

  • Webinar 01. Thursday 12th March 2020, 6pm to 7pm
  • Webinar 02. Thursday 26th March 2020, 6pm to 7pm
  • Webinar 03. Thursday 16th April 2020, 6pm to 7pm
  • Webinar 04. Thursday 30th April 2020, 6pm to 7pm

Project Global Citizen Graduation Event: to be confirmed

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

  1. Can I apply for a scholarship if I’ve recently graduated? A – Unfortunately no, these scholarships can only be offered to students currently enrolled in an educational institution located on the Sunshine Coast.
  2. What if I can’t attend the half-day workshop on Wednesday 4th March 2020? A – Attendance of the half-day workshop is compulsory. If you’re unable to attend for any reason, unfortunately you will be unable to continue with the program. As these scholarship placements are limited, please do not apply if you are unable to attend. However, you can still contact us and request to be waitlisted for future programs. If you have been awarded a scholarship and you find you are not longer able to attend the half-day workshop, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can offer your place to another waitlisted student.
  3. How much time do I need to commit to this program? A – The total number of contact hours to complete Project Global Citizen is 8 hours compromising the half-day workshop (4 hours) and four webinars (each webinar lasts for one hour). In addition, you will be required to spend the equivalent amount of time (approximately 8 hours) working with your assigned Project Global Citizen buddy to complete a series of assessments. You can work remotely with your buddy on these assessments, meaning that you don’t have to meet up with them face-to-face if you don’t have time.
  4. When are the live webinars? A – see above for dates and times of the four live webinars. These webinars are  highly interactive, so you are expected to attend and participate in each webinar. However, if you are unable to attend a webinar, you will be required to inform us beforehand so that we can send you a link to the recording. You will have one week from the live webinar date to watch the playback. You need to watch all four webinars in order to graduate from the program and to be awarded the micro-credential. Note – you can participate in the webinar from anywhere in the world, so you don’t need to worry about the webinars clashing with your travel plans!
  5. What happens if I’m travelling during the live webinars? A – You can participate in the webinar from anywhere in the world, so you don’t need to worry about the webinars clashing with your travel plans. These webinars are highly interactive, so you are expected to attend and participate in each webinar. However, if you are unable to attend a webinar, you will be required to inform us beforehand so that we can send you a link to the recording. You will have one week from the live webinar date to watch the playback. You need to watch all four webinars in order to graduate from the program and to be awarded the micro-credential.
  6. Will I be given cash for the scholarship? A – Thanks to the generous support of Study Sunshine Coast and Study Queensland, your Project Global Citizen course fee is fully funded by Study Sunshine Coast. This means there is not cost to you, our Project Global Citizen Scholar. However, you do not receive any direct funding yourself for participating in this program.
  7. Can I still apply if I’ve missed the application deadline? A – Unfortunately no, we are unable to consider late applications. Applications strictly close at 5pm on 26th February 2020.
  8. Who can I contact for further information? A – send an email to hello@studysunshinecoast.com.au

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS.

The eight week Project Global Citizen course was recently run for international and domestic students in Melbourne. He is what some of the 2019 Project Global Citizen Graduates had to say about the course:

  • “I’ve learnt to understand how the Australian Industry works, employers’ expectations, the issues they have when hiring international students and how I can overcome those challenges to be a good fit for their organisations.”
  • “Project Global Citizen helped me to enhance my skills to stand out, thrive and succeed in the Australian workplace.”
  • “Project Global Citizen is a quality corporate program that can help the understanding of the Australian culture in different environments such as professional or academic.”
  • Project Global Citizen showed me the most effective way to show my future employers that I can be accountable for them and a valuable asset for the company.”
  • “Speaking up is one of the hardest skills for a person to develop in a personal and professional environment. Thanks to Project Global Citizen’s cultural comparison platform, the webinars and the Cultural Quiz, it has become easy for me to identify cultural barriers and moments when I am required to speak up.”
  • “This program is a must for international students who want to go beyond and not conform to just being good but being the best in their field of interest. This was a great experience for me and I feel grateful and honoured to have been chosen as a Scholar.”

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