Students in Northland Learning Global Skills

Twelve of our Northland student ambassadors have recently started the AFS Global Competence Certificate (GCC).

This is an online course with weekly virtual workshops facilitated by Massey University. The course provides students with an opportunity to interact and connect directly with other students from New Zealand and a diverse range of other nationalities.

Photos show Hillian and Kaye from Whangarei Girls’ High School taking part in their second GCC workshop.

Massey University has teamed up with AFS and Education New Zealand (ENZ) to facilitate this new online initiative. The NZGCC offers  students the opportunity to learn about themselves, learn about other cultures, make international connections and become more globally competent, despite the current travel restrictions.

The online programme fosters essential lifelong global “power skills” and focuses on helping students find ways to build bridges in multicultural settings. 

We are looking forward to talking to these students once they have completed the course to see what they have learnt and how these new skills have changed their perceptions.

A huge thanks goes to Education New Zealand for providing this amazing opportunity!

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