In an increasingly global marketplace, students are competing with each other
and their international counterparts for positions in overseas universities
and, ultimately, multinational organizations.
In addition to obtaining technical language skills, in order to succeed students need to understand the nuances of diﬀerent cultures, from how to socialize with others in an overseas school to ﬁnding common ground with colleagues in a multicultural workplace.
Global Competency Matrix
Our program adheres to the Global Competency Matrix developed in partnership between Columbia University Teachers College, Asia Society and WorldSavvy. As deﬁned by these three organizations, Global Competency requires a combination of:
- an appreciation for cultural diﬀerences
- an ability to understand and consider multiple perspectives
- the capacity for highly critical and analytical thinking
- a comfort with ambiguity and change
- an understanding of the complexity of global issues
Our matrix diagram highlights the components that are required in achieving global competency. You will notice, we identify language learning as a key building block that supports these components but we acknowledge that language learning alone does not achieve global competency.
How does this program benefit your students?
- Foreign Language Studies: Our program is administered in a project-based, immersive language environment in which students solve tasks, think critically and converse with each other, their facilitators and overseas peers.
- Improved Cultural Literacy & Global Competency: Students will learn how to succeed in a multicultural overseas environment. Through our pre- and post- Global Competency Self-assessment, students will reﬂect on their strengths and areas of improvement.
- Social Interaction & Collaboration Skills: The program requires students to solve tasks in teams; working together to solve problems and embark on lifelong friendships with their classmates and overseas peers.
- Critical Thinking, Research & Analysis: For each age-level, our task-based projects require cognitive reasoning to ﬁnd multiple solutions for a single challenge.
- Self-motivation: Every aspect of our program is designed to fully engage students with dynamic activities and themes, driving students to learn on their own.