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Enabling students worldwide to develop professional & intercultural skills online from anywhere in the world!

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About

Spanning from 4 to 7 days, The Global Learning Expedition is a highly interactive online experiential learning programme brought to you by multi-award-winning design experts Petrus, together with outstanding academic, industry and community partners.

Working in interdisciplinary, international teams, selected students from all backgrounds and profiles tackle real-world challenges carefully designed around a range of inspiring themes and underpinned by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

With inspirational talks, skills workshops, career insights, networking sessions and creative teamwork supported by world-class coaches, all participants gain essential workplace skills and discover a range of industries and potential career paths, to hit the ground running on their career-search.

The Global Learning Expedition ‘Thriving Online’ brought together students from 15 universities on 6 continents in September 2020. Check out their digital road-book here.

About

Spanning from 4 to 7 days, The Global Learning Expedition is a highly interactive online experiential learning programme brought to you by multi-award-winning design experts Petrus, together with outstanding academic, industry and community partners.

Working in interdisciplinary, international teams, selected students from all backgrounds and profiles tackle real-world challenges carefully designed around a range of inspiring themes and underpinned by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

With inspirational talks, skills workshops, career insights, networking sessions and creative teamwork supported by world-class coaches, all participants gain essential workplace skills and discover a range of industries and potential career paths, to hit the ground running on their career-search.

The Global Learning Expedition ‘Thriving Online’ brought together students from 15 universities on 6 continents in September 2020. Check out their digital road-book here.

Outstanding Education, Industry and Community Partnerships

Outstanding Education, Industry and Community Partnerships

“It was a fantastic way for students to gain some global experience without having to travel abroad, which is challenging in the best of times and impossible now.”

Jenna Carpenter, Dean of Engineering
Campbell University, USA
“It was a fantastic way for students to gain some global experience without having to travel abroad, which is challenging in the best of times and impossible now.”

Jenna Carpenter, Dean of Engineering
Campbell University, USA

Each Programme Features:

Skills
workshops
Inspirational
talks
Networking
sessions
Career insight sessions & practise
International social activities & fun
Innovative collaboration tools
Creative teamwork on a global challenge
Support from world-class coaches
Skills
workshops
Inspirational
talks
Networking
sessions
Career insight sessions & practise
International social activities & fun
Innovative collaboration tools
Creative teamwork on a global challenge
Support from world-class coaches

Purpose and Value

Universities

• Deliver transformational virtual exchange and experiential learning at scale.

• Offer equitable access for home and international students from any discipline or year group.

• Develop internal expertise and experience in virtual exchange delivery.

• Enhance your industry and community ecosystem and network efficiently with partners worldwide.

• Ensure your graduates have developed the latest workplace skills and a valuable global network.

• Benefit from a cost-efficient, low-emission, flexible approach suited to one or multiple institutions.

Companies

• Engage with a global cohort of diverse students who have developed essential workplace skills remotely.

• Gain insights into the career and workplace expectations of the next generation of talent.

• Enhance your academic and community ecosystem and network efficiently with universities worldwide.

• Communicate your company culture and values; about your industry and the roles and skills required.

• Onboard and up skill interns and graduates with an interactive intercultural experience.

• Inspire interdisciplinary teams to innovate and address an industry challenge.

Universities

• Deliver transformational virtual exchange and experiential learning at scale.

• Offer equitable access for home and international students from any discipline or year group.

• Develop internal expertise and experience in virtual exchange delivery.

• Enhance your industry and community ecosystem and network efficiently with partners worldwide.

• Ensure your graduates have developed the latest workplace skills and a valuable global network.

• Benefit from a cost-efficient, low-emission, flexible approach suited to one or multiple institutions.

Companies

• Engage with a global cohort of diverse students who have developed essential workplace skills remotely.

• Gain insights into the career and workplace expectations of the next generation of talent.

• Enhance your academic and community ecosystem and network efficiently with universities worldwide.

• Communicate your company culture and values; about your industry and the roles and skills required.

• Onboard and up skill interns and graduates with an interactive intercultural experience.

• Inspire interdisciplinary teams to innovate and address an industry challenge.

Non-profit Organisations

• Inform and educate about your mission and impact.

• Inspire the next generation of talent to work with you to address a topical challenge.

• Contribute to the development of socially conscious graduates and engaged global citizens and leaders.

• Develop your ecosystem among local and global education and industry stakeholders.

• Communicate about your work to an engaged global audience.

A Unique, User-Friendly Platform

• Each programme is hosted on our innovative, modulable platform...

• … and delivered using familiar technologies e.g. Microsoft Teams, Google apps, Zoom and others

• This customisable, user-friendly interface provides access to all collaboration tools needed.

• It also acts as a resource sharing, networking and scheduling hub.

• This means there is no need for additional licences and enables quick and cost efficient delivery.

• The latest innovation tools - e.g. Padlet, Miro, Sketch, Mural - are integrated as needed to offer a flexible, up to date learning environment.

Non-profit Organisations

• Inform and educate about your mission and impact.

• Inspire the next generation of talent to work with you to address a topical challenge.

• Contribute to the development of socially conscious graduates and engaged global citizens and leaders.

• Develop your ecosystem among local and global education and industry stakeholders.

• Communicate about your work to an engaged global audience.

A Unique, User-Friendly Platform

• Each programme is hosted on our innovative, modulable platform...

• … and delivered using familiar technologies e.g. Microsoft Teams, Google apps, Zoom and others

• This customisable, user-friendly interface provides access to all collaboration tools needed.

• It also acts as a resource sharing, networking and scheduling hub.

• This means there is no need for additional licences and enables quick and cost efficient delivery.

• The latest innovation tools - e.g. Padlet, Miro, Sketch, Mural - are integrated as needed to offer a flexible, up to date learning environment.

Impact

97%

of participants say the experience met their objectives

99%

of participants were satisfied or very satisfied with the challenge

100%

of participants would recommend the experience to others

70+

speakers, experts, coaches & jury from diverse global organisations

30+

countries on 6 continents represented to date

"I absolutely loved it. Over the two years that I'm at this university, this is my highlight"

2nd year Marketing & Management student, University of Exeter

How to Get Involved

Programmes are designed with and for our partners and can be tailored for one organisation, for an existing network of organisations or institutions, or for a diverse global range of organisations brought together by Petrus for the duration of the programme.

Students can be self-funded, funded by their university, sponsored by a company or can apply via a global selection process for a sponsored place, to ensure that every programme is made up of a diverse global cohort with equitable access for students from all backgrounds and profiles.   

Participating universities whose students join an expedition can nominate faculty to join the coaching or speaker and expert team and thereby gain invaluable insight on how to make online international experiential learning and virtual exchange work. Training, documentation, support and guidance is provided.  

Corporate partners can sponsor students, interns or graduate trainees to join a programme. Participants can be identified by the company, or selected by the event team. Company representatives can join as speakers, experts, jury or coaches to engage with this international student community and gain insights from the next generation of talent.  

NGO and community partners are involved as subject-matter experts & problem owners throughout the programmes.

To discuss opportunities to shape and get involved in our 2021 and 2022 programmes, please contact Laura Alistar at laura@petruscommunications.com

Programmes are designed with and for our partners and can be tailored for one organisation, for an existing network of organisations or institutions, or for a diverse global range of organisations brought together by Petrus for the duration of the programme.

Students can be self-funded, funded by their university, sponsored by a company or can apply via a global selection process for a sponsored place, to ensure that every programme is made up of a diverse global cohort with equitable access for students from all backgrounds and profiles.  

Participating universities whose students join an expedition can nominate faculty to join the coaching or speaker and expert team and thereby gain invaluable insight on how to make online international experiential learning and virtual exchange work. Training, documentation, support and guidance is provided.

Corporate partners can sponsor students, interns or graduate trainees to join a programme. Participants can be identified by the company, or selected by the event team. Company representatives can join as speakers, experts, jury or coaches to engage with this international student community and gain insights from the next generation of talent.

NGO and community partners are involved as subject-matter experts & problem owners throughout the programmes.

To discuss opportunities to shape and get involved in our 2021 and 2022 programmes, please contact Laura Alistar at laura@petruscommunications.com

Get in touch
"The personal growth and professional development derived is unlike anything I've experienced before!"

5th year, dual masters student in Aerospace Engineering and Law,
RMIT University/Deakin University, Australia
"The personal growth and professional development derived is unlike anything I've experienced before!"

5th year, dual masters student in Aerospace Engineering and Law,
RMIT University/Deakin University, Australia

Coming Soon

An engaging and impactful series is planned for 2021 and 2022 with some of the themes we’ll address below*. All programmes identify and address relevant UN SDGs and involve diverse stakeholders with learning around ethics, sustainability and social engagement at the core. We aim to support universities worldwide in graduating socially conscious, global citizens and leaders.

Join us in this mission as our partner for one or more editions of The Global Learning Expedition!

Thriving Online
Summer 2021

How can we go beyond mere survival and truly thrive online in education, in the digital workplace and in our communities, all the while ensuring that our unique planet is thriving too! Find out more!

Keep me posted

Skills for
Sustainability

A passion for sustainability alone will not be enough to change the world. To make a difference with your ideas, what skills are needed and where can you make the biggest impact? 

Keep me posted

Build Back Better

While the global pandemic has created challenges it also presents an opportunity. Working with local community stakeholders, we invite students to put their creativity and vision to work to Build Back Better.

Keep me posted

Sustainable
Aviation

Tackling the challenge of ensuring a cleaner, quieter, smarter future for the aviation industry on the path to net zero.

Keep me posted

Exploring International Organisations

International organisations play a transformational role in many areas of society. What are the skills and experience needed for a career in this sector, and how can you explore if this pathway is for you?

Keep me posted

Space and Society

Beyond the headlines, the global space race presents unprecedented opportunities for humankind. How can we ensure the right opportunities for all are pursued, with respect for people and the planet?

Keep me posted

Thriving Online
Summer 2021

How can we go beyond mere survival and truly thrive online in education, in the digital workplace and in our communities, all the while ensuring that our unique planet is thriving too!

Keep me posted

Skills for
Sustainability

A passion for sustainability alone will not be enough to change the world. To make a difference with your ideas, what skills are needed and where can you make the biggest impact?

Keep me posted

Build Back Better

While the global pandemic has created deep and lasting challenges it also presents an opportunity. Working with local community stakeholders, we invite students to put their creativity and vision to work to Build Back Better.

Keep me posted

Sustainable
Aviation

Tackling the challenge of ensuring a cleaner, quieter, smarter future for the aviation industry on the path to net zero.

Keep me posted

Exploring International Organisations

International organisations play a transformational role in many areas of society. What are the skills and experience needed for a career in this sector, and how can you explore if this pathway is for you?

Keep me posted

Space
and Society

Beyond the headlines, the global space race presents unprecedented opportunities for humankind. How can we ensure the right opportunities for all are pursued, with respect for people and the planet?

Keep me posted

*Exact programme titles and detailed descriptions are subject to change. Details will be provided on each programme launch.

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