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Pagoda Projects

FREE TO ALL CARDIFF MET STUDENTS AND STAFF

Online Cultural Fluency Skills course

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the importance of adaptability when dealing with intercultural communication in both the workplace and wider society. There is a focus on the foundations of intercultural understanding and developing cultural fluency, as well as various case studies focusing on Greater China, Mexico and Vietnam.

 By the end of this course, you will have achieved the following:

  • Have created a written article examining the culture of a specific country
  • Have self-assessed your abilities of intercultural communication and identified areas of improvement
  • Understood how to adapt this knowledge into the working world through business-scenario case studies

The registration deadline is the 30th April 2021 but you will have until the end of August 2021 to complete the course and be issued a course certificate.

Don't miss out.  

Register here - https://pagodaprojects.com/course-free-registration-feb-2021

Staff registration:- Input - N/A for student number and your job title for the course name.

 

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Volunteering placement with Think Pacific

Think Pacific is offering one lucky Cardiff Met student the opportunity to participate on one of their Fijian volunteering project.  If you are interested please contact Global Opportunities - globalopportunities@cardiffmet.ac.uk for more information.  Deadline date - 2nd April 2021

 

Study Abroad 

If you are looking to study abroad in September 2021 (travel permitting), the Study Abroad Expression of Interest call is now open.  Please complete the Study Abroad Expression of Interest form, relating to your school and return it to Global Opportunities no later than the 1st March 2021.

CSAD Expression of Interest form

CSM Expression of Interest form

CST Expression of Interest form

CSSHS Llandaff Campus Expression of Interest form

CSSHS Cyncoed Campus Expression of Interest form

CSESP Expression of Interest form

 

University of Gothenburg

Summer School for Sustainability 2021

The University of Gothenburg is offering students the opportunity to attend four inspirational weeks, where you will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, and to collaborate on finding solutions to sustainability challenges.

Courses 2021

Choose one of the following courses being offered summer 2021:

• Inequality and Climate Change (Faculty of Social Sciences)
• Teaching Sustainable Development from a Global Perspective (Faculty of Education)
• Biodiversity in Western Sweden (Faculty of Science)
• Managing Migration (Faculty of Social Sciences)
• Building Sustainable Global Value Chains (School of Business, Economics and Law)
• Documentation and Interpretation of Rock Art (Faculty of Humanities)

 

The summer school is free of charge to Cardiff Met students.

Click here for more information: Summer School for Sustainability | University of Gothenburg (gu.se)

Deadline to submit your expression of interest to globalopportunities@cardiffmet.ac.uk is the 19th February 2021

 

PH Zurich Online Summer School

Innovative Approaches to Inclusive Education

2 week online summer school programme from 21st June to 2nd July 2021

This summer school course offers innovative approaches to inclusive education with a focus on teaching of vulnerable children and young persons (age 4 to 15 years), e.g. street children, refugees, children with special needs. Participants will not only have access to academic knowledge and expertise offered by the PH Zurich and other stakeholders in the international context but also to partners in international organisations such as UNICEF and UNESCO as well as partners "working on the ground" (e.g. pilot schools, local NGOs).

There is a reduced programme fee for four Cardiff Met students.  Successful students could apply for the GO Global Bursary to fund the tuition fee.

Click here for more information: https://phzh.ch/international/summer-school/online

Deadline to submit your expression of interest to globalopportunities@cardiffmet.ac.uk is the 1st March 2021

Language Buddy System

The University of San Jorge, one of our partner universities in Spain, is offering current Cardiff Met students, along with students from a wide variety of other universities, to be a part of a language exchange programme.

The concept? Simple: you get matched up with a student who speaks the language you want to improve, and you speak in that language for half of the session, then English for the other half. The idea is to get native speakers to help each other improve and exchange ideas. This is entirely online and free.

For more information, visit https://www.usj.es/en/be-international/incoming/language-exchange.