How can you show you are a global citizen when applying to college?

Posted Posted in Global Citizen, Globe Ed Mentoring Program for High School Students, Profile Building

Who is a Global Citizen?
A global citizen is someone who is aware of and understands the wider world – and their place in it. They take an active role in their community, and work with others to make our planet more equal, fair and sustainable.

Why do you need to show your global citizenship?
To demonstrate your ability to thrive in multicultural environments.

What can you do to be a global citizen?

What can you do to be a global citizen?
The exploration of personal and social responsibility in an interconnected world can be shown through engagement in different activities that involve new situations or cross-cultural interactions.

These activities include:
– cultural exchange programs
– summer programs in other cities or countries
– Model U.N. conferences in your country and abroad
– debates, quizzing, science or other academic competitions, both national and international

For those who cannot easily travel abroad:
– Find ways to connect with diverse groups of people within your local or national communities
– Volunteering at human rights organisations
– Reflect on the world around you through discussions, blogging, TED talks.
– Volunteer within your own community to teach lessons of civility and global citizenship
– Learn a foreign language to understand other cultures
– Connect with people from different countries online through social media.

To be effective Global Citizens, young people need to be flexible, creative and proactive. They need to be able to solve problems, make decisions, think critically, communicate ideas effectively and work well within teams and groups.

To help build your profile for college application, join the Globe Ed Student Mentoring Program.

One has to be very resilient!

Posted Posted in Videos, Why Study Abroad
Studying abroad is a change for life. The one common thing all parents experience is how independent their children have become. Living and competing amongst a community of self-motivated students from different parts of the world teaches our young and protected children to stand up and stand out.
Thank you Mrs. Debjani Sanyal for your thoughts!

 

Why every student should consider studying abroad

Posted Posted in Why Study Abroad

When we think of studying abroad, what comes to our minds first is – oh that’s going to be really expensive, and there are enough good institutions at less than half the cost in India, why should I go abroad?

Agreed, it’s expensive, but have you considered if it is worth investing in?

With ever increasing competition in the Indian education market, even 90%+ marks don’t get you a place in the top institutions which have limited seats. Many new private institutions have sprung up in India but they too charge you a hefty fee. If by spending a little more, you can study abroad and gain additional benefits of learning to communicate with different cultures, cultivate a culture of openness, acquire ability to overcome challenges in a new environment and developing a greater understanding of the world, why not?

Businesses today are looking for individuals with such traits when hiring and this will only become more and more important. Preference is for someone who has had some global engagement and can work in India and abroad with equal ease.

Surveys show that although fresh graduates with foreign degrees do not command much higher salaries than their counterparts with Indian degrees at the entry level, they are able to get 35 percent to 40 percent higher salaries with faster promotions as their careers progress. India being the fastest growing large economy in the world, seems to offer good jobs opportunities for Indian graduates.

Unconventional methods of teaching help develop independent and critical thinking and problem solving skills. A must for any job today.

Up-to-date programs and curriculums which are developed according to the industry demand give you flexibility and you are job-ready at the time you graduate.

When you travel to different countries, your worldview changes. You have the opportunity to network and develop global connections which lead to possibilities of jobs abroad. Many countries offer post study work permit, making it easier to procure jobs.

With easy bank education loans, university scholarships and opportunities to work part time while studying, the cost of education has become manageable.

Why not distinguish yourself from others and make an investment in yourself to live a quality life in the future?

Saturday, October 12, 4-6pm: Free Workshop “Portfolio Development for Art & Design Students”

Posted Posted in Art & Design, Events, Videos, Workshops

Do you want to know what Art & Design schools abroad look for in application portfolios? Come and learn how to build a good portfolio for successful university applications. This workshop is open to all students interested in pursuing Art and Design related courses, such as Photography, Product Design, Architecture, Fine Arts, Film, Graphic Design, Media etc. The Workshop is open to all students interested in pursuing Art & Design related courses. Call or WhatsApp for free registration.

College Experiences: BA Astrophysics at University of Toronto, Canada.

Posted Posted in Canada, College Experiences, Videos

Meet our student, Farz Halim, an ex-student of La Martiniere for Boys and currently a 3rd year student of Astrophysics at University of Toronto, Canada.

Farz wanted to quit after the first year because he felt he was failing his parents and wasting their money; his academic performance was not what he had planned. But then he realised where he was going wrong. All he needed to do was to understand the methods of the new system of education, he needed to manage his study plans, decide on which classes to attend, when to study independently and the importance of assignments. In Canada, you design your course and are responsible for your own self, both personal and academic.

Let’s listen to his experiences as he shares his secret to a successful student life at the University of Toronto.

Why do a Foundation Course in Art & Design?

Posted Posted in Art & Design, Portfolio Development

Avni Agarwal had won an all-India art competition and thought she’s good and doesn’t need to do a Foundation program prior to her BA Fine Arts program. It was her biggest regret!

At the degree level, Avni tells us, you are expected to work independently. You have 2-3 weeks to work on different briefs, you can’t waste time on learning basic techniques. In order to create her own brief, she had to work very hard to learn things other students already knew. It took her almost a year to start working on her own.

A Foundation program in Art and Design not only makes you more ready for the degree program but gives you time to explore before you decide which creative field is your destination. Make informed decisions!

Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)

Posted Posted in Art & Design, Portfolio Development, Student Experiences, Videos

Meet our US-bound Art & Design student, Yashvi Goel, 2023 cohort of Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD).

Yashvi got accepted by Parsons, the #3 design school in the world. But she decided to go to Savannah College of Art & Design where she got admitted to the exact course she wanted to do, Production Design. She chose what was best fit for her.

Yashvi advises future applicants to not wait until the last minute to work on applications, a mistake she made. It’ll save you from much stress and will enable you to submit the perfect application.

Wishing Yashvi an exciting student life at SCAD!

The Globe Ed Team

Workshop on Intercultural Communication at Indus Valley World School

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On 19th July, the team of Globe Ed organized a presentation on intercultural communication at Indus Valley World School, Kolkata, for students of class 11 and 12. The talk was led by Dr. Hans-Martin Kunz, a former lecturer of Social Anthropology at Heidelberg University, Germany.

Intercultural communication seeks to understand the differences in how individuals with different religious, social, ethnic, and educational backgrounds act, communicate, and perceive the world around them and how they connect and share information across different cultures and social groups. The students learnt that today it is necessary to enhance cross-cultural competence. Models such as the culture onion made them understand different layers of their identities and the cultural iceberg explained that what we perceive of others is only a small part of their culture, the surface. The main parts of culture such as ideas, values, notions of morality or manners, approaches to studying/learning and religion or different communication styles, are lying below the surface and are not easy to identify.

Ms. Amita Prasad, the Director of Indus Valley World School, contributed to the talk and introduced us to the term, “Otherization” as it stands against “Inclusion”. She pointed out that intercultural communication is very important to break down walls, overcome prejudices and build awareness of cultural differences.

We thank the director, Mrs. Prasad for inviting us to her school and hope the morning raised enough questions in the minds of the students.

Vibhu Agarwal – Entrepreneurship & Corporate Business at Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

Posted Posted in Student Experiences, Videos

Congratulations Vibhu for making it to the #3 Entrepreneurship program in the US!

You have always strived to achieve ambitious goals. Once again as you move from Sarala Birla Academy, Bangalore to Kelley School of Business, Bloomington and step into an exciting chapter of your life, we wish you an engaging educational experience.

Coffee & Conversation 2019

Posted Posted in Coffee & Conversation, Events, Workshops

“Network, network, network!” was Anneysa Ghosh’s advice to students at our this year’s Coffee and Conversation round. During her years at the University of York she embraced every chance to connect with people, volunteering to help them out. This way she gained precious work experience and boost her CV. “Think about what kind of impression it gives if you have worked for a mayor of a big foreign city”, she advised and pointed out that infact in many cases, she even got paid back for her free work later, through “real” job offers and a network which helped her to establish herself as a successful business woman.

Dr. Hans-Martin Kunz, former lecturer of Social Anthropology, told us about the traps of intercultural communication. “Everyone makes mistakes while staying in a foreign country, so don’t be afraid to make any. Important is that you communicate as much as possible with people. Only, try not to address your western professor as “Sir”!

Those who made it to the event reported that they got a lot of new insight and advice. The evening was well received by everyone and students thanked us for hosting it.

See you again next year for a Coffee & Conversation!

Workshop at Openhouse – Portfolio Creation for Art & Design Students

Posted Posted in Events, Portfolio Development, Workshops

What do international art & design schools look for in application portfolios? Last Saturday at our Globe Ed session on portfolio creation in openhouse, Art and Design students learned what to include in an application, the importance of research for it, the value of keeping a sketchbook and the huge variety of international art & design programs. Ritika Agarwal, a graphic design graduate shared her experiences as a student in Singapore and UK. We learned about the advantage of cultural diversity in the student communities of UK and the strong presence of Asians in Singapore. Ritika told us how beauty is interpreted in art, how the thought and process of creation holds more value in the west and the extensive collaboration work among students within the creative schools. A participating student, Saloni showed us her minimalist artwork made using a matchbox which won many accolades. If you are interested in studying art & design abroad and want to learn more about portfolio creation, come to our office and discuss your plans with our Globe Ed team.