Proficiency in foreign languages
Developed through courses or overseas experiences.
18 Amazing Benefits of Learning a Second Language, Career Addict Website – Article
Not only does learning a second language help you improve your brain health, but it also increases your career prospects. This article outlines 18 benefits of learning a second language and how it can improve your career and overall wellbeing. (Career Addict website)
Cultural Awareness / Intelligence
The ability to implement this in a variety of multicultural contexts.
Queen’s University Global Opportunities - Blog
Read some interesting perspectives from past participants on our Global programmes in this Global Opportunities blog.
Managing Local Practices in Global Contexts - Free Online Course
It is hard to think of a part of the world that has not been touched by globalisation. This course will help you to think critically about and be able to comment on processes by which local practices are situated within their wider contexts. (The Open University).
The Global Thinkers - Podcast Series
Check out University of Oxford’s The Global Thinkers podcast series.
The Global Thinkers Project, Oxford was launched in 2017 with the aim of reviving silenced voices in the discipline of International Relations (IR). (University of Oxford)
Erasmus Virtual Exchange - Online Resource
The Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange project proposes different models of Virtual Exchange activities with different formats, duration, time investment, thematic scope and number of participants. Join students from around Europe to discuss topical issues. Participation is free.
Unleash Your Potential: Global Citizenship – Free Online Course
Get an introduction to what it means to be a global citizen and the opportunities it creates. (University of Bristol)
Understanding Chinese Culture – Free Online Course
Explore Chinese culture and learn how different values are reflected in landscape art and analyse literature. (University of Exeter)
Communicating with Diverse Audiences - Free Online Course
Explore what drives the way you communicate and develop communication strategies for successful communication in diverse settings. (University of Surrey)
Develop Cultural Intelligence – Free Online Course
Discover the importance of cultural intelligence, or 'CQ', and find out to improve your own cultural intelligence. (Purdue University)
Cross Cultural Communication, Pellegrino Riccardi – TEDx Talk
This TED Talk discusses what is defined as a “global mindset”, examining how we should be curious about the many different cultural codes that exist in the world.
How Culture Drives Behaviours, Julien S. Bourrelle, TEDx Talk
Bourrelle, who comes from the French-speaking part of Canada, speaks about his experience of moving to and living in Norway. He explains that, when faced with a new culture, we can confront, complain or conform.
Learn a New Culture Julien S. Bourrelle - TEDx Talk
In this talk, Bourrelle argues that by helping people to communicate better across cultures, we have the opportunity to increase the competitiveness of businesses, as well as to create a better functioning multicultural society
Cultural Awareness in a Globalized World, Ralph Strozza – TEDx Talk
Ralph Strozza talks about globalization and understanding cultural differences. He touches on economical issues and how these are related to the topic of globalization.
It’s (Past) Time to Appreciate Cultural Diversity, Hayley Yeates TED Talk
Yeates’s talk centres on the relationship between race and career progression, as well as the benefits that an ethnically diverse workplace can bring.
The Guardian Article on Moving to Another Country to Attend University
Below is an interesting piece written for the Guardian by students of varying nationalities, on the culture shock that can be experienced when moving to another country to attend university.
Cultural Awareness International – Blog
From global news to cultural education, Cultural Awareness International provides information on these topics in interesting periodic articles.