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A series of experiential learning opportunities enabling students to develop the intercultural & professional skills demanded in the workplace today!

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About

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 to generate innovation and critical thinking on 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

What happened at the Thriving Online Expedition September 2021

Last month we gathered students from around the world for the biggest ever edition of The Global Learning Expedition. Students worked over 7 days in international and interdisciplinary teams to address the challenge of ‘Thriving Online’ in education, in society and in the digital workplace.

Participants heard from Airbus, Google, Capgemini, Siemens, AWS, Total, Kuehne + Nagel and Adidas with workshops on intercultural team work, nailing your pitch, and an introduction to Human Centered Design. We also heard from a leading global expert on embedding sustainability into education, culminating with live presentations in front of an expert jury.

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"Here you can just imagine the unimaginable"

MSc Student 1st Year, Ludwig Maximilian University, Germany
"I learnt that I am responsible for the experience I gain - and not to just rely on other outside opportunities!"

Participant student from University of Northumbria

Which programmes are available to join?
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Outstanding Education, Industry and Community Partnerships

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University of Exeter logo
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“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
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Each Programme Features:

Skills
workshops

Strengthen skills essential to your future career such as inter cultural team work / perfecting your pitch / leadership / networking online and many more

Inspirational
talks

From dynamic global start-ups, leaders in industry and society to
previous participants who are changing the world with their ideas, we have them ready to share their insight with you

Networking
sessions

More vital then ever before, develop networking skills in a dedicated online networking seminar with a global expert in intercultural communications, and put them into practice with your programme speakers, coaches, experts and  teammates

Career insight sessions & practise

Hear from a panel of graduates who have built their profiles and gone on to find their dream job. Join a dedicated hangout with Petrus CEO Kirsten – a recognised global employability expert - and hear her ‘career hacks’ to get you into your first experience

International social activities & fun

No expedition is complete without the all-important social time! Including online escape rooms, desk-ercise, film night, cultural adventures and much more. We have designed the programme and platform to both work hard and have fun while building an international lifetime group of friends

Innovative collaboration tools

Be a step ahead already in the work place having mastered the most innovative brainstorming, creative, project management and presentation tools online with the help of our expert team

Creative teamwork on a global challenge

Change the world with your ideas for real life challenges. Using design thinking principles you’ll go from identifying the problem to presenting your team’s solution to a panel of global experts

Support from world-class coaches

Drawn from industry, start-ups and our programme alumni, you and your team will get the support you need from innovation and teamwork experts enabling you to solve even the toughest challenges you and your team face through the programme

Purpose and Value

Universities

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• Deliver a digital first experiential learning programme scaled to your   needs.

• Offer equal access for national and international students from any   discipline or year group.

• Develop internal expertise and experience in virtual exchange delivery.

• Grow your industry and community ecosystem and broaden your   international network.

• 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

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• Proactively support equal opportunities for diverse students as they   launch their career.

• Work in interdisciplinary and intergenerational teams to innovate and   address real world challenges

• Enhance your innovation ecosystem and build your international   university network

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

• Engage with a global cohort of students ready to showcase their skills for   today’s hybrid workplace.

• Onboard and upskill your interns and early career talent with an   interactive intercultural experience.

• Build advocacy for your culture and values, the exciting opportunities in   your industry and the skills required.

Universities

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• Deliver a digital first experiential learning programme scaled to your needs.

• Offer equal access for national and international students from any discipline or year group

• Develop internal expertise and experience in virtual exchange delivery.

• Grow your industry and community ecosystem and broaden your international network

• 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

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• Engage with a global cohort of diverse and digital by nature students, ready to showcase their skills for today’s workplace.

• Become an advocate of equal opportunities for students from all backgrounds as they embark on their career.

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

• Enhance your academic and community ecosystem and build your international university network.

• Build advocacy for your own culture and values, the exciting opportunities in your industry and the skills you need.

• Hear from the next generation on their take on real world challenges and what must be done.

• Upskill your interns, use as a recruitment tool or employ as a programme for your early career talent.

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

Non-profit Organisations

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• 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

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• Each programme is hosted on our innovative, modular 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

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• 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

Open read more

• Each programme is hosted on our innovative, modular 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 us at info@the-global-learning-expedition.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

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"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

Upcoming Programmes

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


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

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? 

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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.

Find out more

Sustainable
Aviation

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

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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?

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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.

Are You a Student?

Join The Global Learning Expedition through these three easy steps:

  • Create an account. This is the first step to accessing all of our current and future expeditions
  • Complete Your profile. Here is your chance to tell us interesting stuff about yourself and your current university or graduate status. This must be completed in order to move to step 3 which is…
  • Apply for your chosen programme! As we release new programmes you can apply for those that interest you providing you have an up-to-date profile.
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Join the Alumni Community

Participating in The Global Learning Expedition or any other Petrus experiential learning programme enables access to a valuable online community. The LinkedIn community brings together alumni from previous Expeditions and other student programmes designed and delivered by the Petrus team for companies such as Airbus, Total, Dassault Systemes. To join the community and learn more about the exclusive opportunities available, please contact us at info@the-global-learning-expedition.com and mention which programme you were part of.

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