The Global Citizenship Challenge is a one-week intensive experience in team-building and problem-solving for motivated students aged 15-17 ready to take on real-world problems. Guided by program instructors, participants will study essential principles of teamwork and design thinking. Then, working in teams of three to five, they will apply this knowledge to create their own solutions to an unsolved problem affecting our global community. Students are supported throughout the course by real-time interaction with instructors and facilitators. At the end of the course, students will present their solutions to program staff, community leaders, and family and friends.
This course is offered online. Students are expected to attend a three-hour live class, about half of which is spent working in a smaller group. Those who participate in all classes and contribute to the final presentation will receive a certificate of completion.
Global Citizenship Challenge participants should be prepared to work with their instructors and teams on Zoom via video in English. Students should have an English language level of CEFR upper B1/IELTS 5 in order to order to feel comfortable participating in this program.
This course is designed for:
- Students who are passionate about the global community and would like to take the discussion further with like-minded individuals from around the globe.
- Students who were originally planning on attending the Global Citizenship Program. This is a great look into what the full program would look like!
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Check that you have the minimum English level required to participate in this course. Please see our English Proficiency Requirements page for more information.
All applications are processed through the Registration Portal.
If you are registering for one of our programs for the first time online, you will need to make an account to start your application. You can then use account to track your registration, make your payments, and register for future programs.
If you are a returning student, please use the same account you used to register before. If you cannot remember which e-mail you have used, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and our team will be happy to assist you.