Project Global Citizen is a ground-breaking approach to on-boarding international studentsand optimising their experience in Australia.
A pilot project has been 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). For more information about Project Global Citizen and the consortium, here is the link: http://bit.ly/ProjectGlobalCitizen
Working hand-in-hand with Study Queensland, the Project Global Citizen consortium comprises ISANA Qld, Alphacrane Intercultural Specialists and CTC, Cultural Transition Consulting.
ISANA Qld President Samantha Hilbig is the project sponsor for Project Global Citizen.
2018 Survey and Cultural Quiz for International Students and Industry Professionals
The 2018 Project Global Citizen Survey will measure the cultural challenges that international students encounter during their studies in Queensland.
This will be Queensland’s most extensive global survey to date for identifying cultural competency gaps of students in relation to academic learning, social integration, securing
internships, employment and safety.
Key survey findings will be shared with participating international education industry members to enhance their delivery of services to international students.
The survey findings will also inform the development of Project Global Citizen programs and resources that equip international students with cultural skills to survive and thrive in Australia.
International students who take the survey will receive a personalised Cultural Adjustment Risk Assessment as well as Cultural Adjustment Tips to help them achieve success in their
The survey is open until 31 October 2018 and can be accessed from
Cross Cultural Competency Training
Date: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm ( Includes: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)
Venue: The Ship Inn
Cost: Members $80
Non-Member including Membership & PD $220
Being aware of cultural differences is crucial for delivering services to international students. Multicultural Development Association’s ready-to-apply strategies for managing these differences will help you achieve better international student engagement.
This one-day workshop addresses common challenges faced by corporate and academic staff including:
- Communication barriers (verbal and non-verbal)
- Different cultural expectations around the roles of students and educators
- Unintentional barriers to learning
- Duty-of-care for international students / culture-shock
Guest Speaker: Eli Moore & Shelly Arnan
Profile Eli Moore
With experience in both Australia and internationally developing education, settlement, social justice and community development initiatives, Eli has over 10 years experience delivering professional development sessions for educators and other professionals on strategies to work effectively in cross-cultural environments. With a passion for working with culturally and linguistically diverse youth and communities, Eli has a diverse range of skills, from classroom teacher to academic coordinator, working with higher learning institutions to develop indigenous and settlement programs, and coordinating and facilitating partnership projects, with a priority focus on enabling tangible links between the community and education sectors to promote the wellbeing of youth.
Profile Shelly Arnan
Shelly has seven years of working experience in the multicultural sector in various capacities such as direct client service delivery in resettlement, project management, training, and capacity building. Shelly was born and raised overseas and moved to Australia where she completed tertiary education. Shelly draws from her personal and professional cross-cultural experiences in facilitating discussions with participants to explore strategies to better engage with clients, colleagues and students from different cultural backgrounds.
Overview for workshop session on Wednesday 15 March, 2017
Cross Cultural Training @ MDA Ltd.
Being aware of cultural differences is crucial for delivering services to international students. MDA prioritises active and productive engagement with students through the implementation of practical strategies during their settlement in a new environment. This workshop will strive to demystify cultural expectations and unlock the potential of working effectively with international students through unpacking unintentional barriers to learning and communication.
11am – 12.30pm
12.30 – 1.15pm
1.15 – 2.30pm
Registration is limited to 35 people.
Please complete online survey before the event
Link to Pre-Participation Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8V6HBRT