Project Global Citizen is a ground-breaking approach to on-boarding international students and optimising their experience in Australia.
In 2018 a global survey to quantify the cultural competency gaps of international students coming to and arriving in Australia was awarded Queensland Government support through the Queensland International Education and Training Partnership Fund (IET Partnership Fund) managed by Study Queensland at Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ).
The results of the global survey were revealing: 75% of international students fall within the “somewhat high” and “high” risk categories from a cultural perspective in relation to academic learning, social integration, securing internships, employment and safety.
In 2019, the first Project Global Citizen cultural competency accelerator program for international students is being rolled out across Victoria with the support of Study Melbourne and the Victorian Government. The program helps international students develop cultural competency skills to become global citizens who can survive and thrive in Australia and around the world.