Global Citizenship Program

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Preparing you for a global future

The Global Citizenship Program is aimed at supplementing your studies at Deakin and involves a combination of different activities. Each activity is given a point value based on its associated skills and the extent to which each skill is developed. Refer to Global Citizenship Activities and Outcomes for full details.

Your aim is to accumulate a minimum of 100 points and 17 of the 20 skills to complete the program.

To become a Global Citizen, you will need to participate in a number of activities that will assist you to develop key personal, academic and career skills:

  • International study experiences
    Your time at Deakin counts towards the Global Citizenship Award. In fact, just by coming to study at Deakin you will receive 60 of the 100 points towards the Global Citizenship Award. By participating in a number of other activities (such as those outlined below), you can easily achieve the 100 points and receive the award before you return to your home country.
  • Participation in internationally
    focused units or seminars on international topics – supporting your understanding of your discipline within a global context.
  • Internships or volunteering
    Work Integrated Learning as part of your Deakin degree
  • Foreign language studies
    Learning English as a second language can count towards the GCP, as any additional languages.

Once you have acquired the set number points and skills, you will be awarded the Global Citizenship Program Certificate that will list the activities you pursued and the skills you gained. While the program is primarily non-credit bearing, you can attach the certificate to your resume to make future employers aware of your skills and international outlook – attributes that are more and more valuable in an increasingly globalised world.

The Global Citizenship Program is designed to be completed before you complete your study at Deakin.
Sounds good? Now how do I become a Global Citizen?

Step 1 – Register with the Global Citizenship Program. Email your full name, student ID and course code to: We will include you in our database and update you with the latest international opportunities.

Step 2 – Participate in a variety of internationally-related activities, such as: international study, volunteering, internships, conferences, or units, or domestic activities with an international focus.

Step 3 – Earn a total of at least 100 points, and develop at least 17 of the 20 skills of global citizenship.

Step 4 – When you are ready to apply for the Global Citizenship Award download, complete and submit the GCP Application form along with the required supporting documents, by 10 August 2014. Should your application be successful, you will receive the Global Citizenship Award!

Step 5 – Become a well-rounded, active, and mature citizen of the world!       

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