University of Kent has partnered with Sharing Perspectives Foundation and Soliya to offer Kent students the opportunity to engage with peers around the world in small groups and gain practical experience in constructive communication and cross-cultural collaboration, through virtual exchange.
Climate Movements – 14 March – 13 May 2022
Explore themes around climate change, movement of people, climate refugees, and politics of un/sustainability in this 9-week course. You will have weekly 2-hr sessions where participants can exchange ideas and perspectives in their intercultural, online group, stimulated by video lectures and audio-visual materials.
Connect Collaborate – 4 April – 6 May 2022
During this 5-week course, you will engage with peers around the world in small groups, exploring the themes of Inequality or Technology (you can choose). You will meet online for weekly 2hrs meetings and in your groups, create a social media awareness campaign, and an infographic that will accompany the campaign.
Global Circles, Various Dates
These 2 weeks facilitated dialogue sessions are ideal for those who are unable to commit to a longer course. Availability is limited and attributed on a first-come, first-served basis. For further details of topics and dates, as well as to apply, please see https://soliya.net/global-circles
The virtual exchange allows students to engage in meaningful, cross-cultural experiences as part of their education. It can broaden access to international learning for every student, regardless of their circumstances, background or ability. These projects provide the framework for you to develop their cross-cultural attitudes, skills, and communication in addition to improving your digital literacy skills valued by employers.
For more information about these exciting new opportunities and how to apply, please see https://www.kent.ac.uk/global/education#glo