International Partnerships has launched a series of initiatives to enhance and develop the ‘Go Abroad’ scheme at Kent. The aims of the initiatives are to increase awareness of the many study and work abroad opportunities available, to enhance the support for students and staff taking part in mobility, and to develop virtual mobility opportunities.
We launched our first successful Go Abroad Fortnight this October, a comprehensive two- week series of events. Over 300 students and staff got involved in the events and are now engaging in the various ongoing activities throughout the term.
- ‘Language and Culture’ exchange sessions – Spanish & Italian, French & German, Japanese & Mandarin
- Talking Cultures Workshop – developing and reflecting on the intercultural skills needed during and after time abroad
- Summer Schools Talk – learning about the various summer school opportunities at Kent, and at our partner universities
- Drop-in sessions – with Kent’s Go Abroad team
- Study Abroad Networking Evening – with past, present and future study/work abroad students from Kent and our partner universities
- Erasmus Staff Mobility Talk – opportunities for staff to take part in mobility
- Social media and blogging workshop – documenting your time abroad
- Working abroad – where do I start?
- Cultural differences in a business context – interactive session highlighting ways in which cultures differ and how these affect communication, management, negotiations and marketing.
- Returning from a year abroad : Employability Workshop – interactive session to help identify and demonstrate the skills and attributes gained from time abroad
- Subject-specific year abroad talks
- Work and Study Abroad Fair
The Go Abroad Boarding Pass has been designed to help Kent students through the term / year abroad application process. The Boarding Pass is essentially a checklist of things that students need to consider, research and complete before they go abroad.
GLO introduces students to cross-cultural learning via the Internet and other technology. It complements other overseas study options and gives students a chance to communicate and study online with students at Hong Kong Baptist University. We are very much looking forward to the launch of this exciting project, which will focus on migration.
The Kent Global Passport (KGP) is a free online app which has been designed to help students highlight their international skills and experience. The aim is to help students make the most of internationally-relevant activity in their daily life.
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