Global Citizenship Challenge

The Global Citizenship Challenge is a one-week intensive experience in team-building and problem-solving for motivated students ready to take on real-world problems.
26 Jul - 30 Jul 2021
4PM - 7PM (GST)

About the Program

program overview Overview

The Global Citizenship Challenge is a one-week intensive experience in team-building and problem-solving for motivated students ready to take on real-world problems. During the program, students will be immersed in an interactive learning experience to explore, develop, and build global citizenship. By bringing together talented high school students from all around the world, the GCP will expose you to new ways of thinking and understanding. What’s special about our program is that you don’t stop there: together with a team of students, you will create a potential solution to the Global Challenge, your final project, using that thinking and understanding to make a difference in the world.

program details Description
Curriculum
  • In teams, students will investigate the issue
  • The culminating project will consist of a Town Hall meeting in which citizens debate on the city’s budgets
  • Each team will be assigned a different role
  • A proposal is submitted to the meeting chair
Course Schedule
Day 1
Critically challenging words, definitions, and assumptions
Day 2
Researching and synthesizing information from more than one perspective
Day 3
Presenting your ideas to others, both live and on video
Day 4
Research and Media Literacy
Day 5
University Skills & Town Hall meeting
Skills Developed

Critically challenging, definitions and assumptions

Researching and synthesizing information

Managing information sources critically and responsibly

student takeways Student Takeaways

A Social innovation project pitch deck

Customized Digital certificates

University Ready Skills

About Our Partner

The principal mission of the International Programs at the University of Toronto, New College is to provide effective and high-quality enrichment, transition and preparatory programs for international students. It is home to many unique opportunities and programs whose aims are to respond to the complex issues international students face in university transition, language learning and cultural immersion. Ranging from short term summer programs to full year conditional admission programs, the International Programs draws on established strengths from within the University of Toronto and outside industry professionals.

 

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