In addition to providing a great opportunity to gain practical experience and grow your professional network, a WIL activity also presents a great opportunity to develop as a ‘global citizen’.
According to Global Vision International, a global citizen is an individual who: “is aware of the world and has a sense of their role in it, respects and values diversity, and is knowledgeable of and works against social injustices, has an understanding of the world, and participates in communities at all levels (from local to global).”
The opportunity to become a global citizen comes through your capacity to be creative, flexible, and proactive. This means you will need to develop skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, intercultural communication, and working with others.
This credential, and your WIL experience, are some of the early steps you can make in developing these capabilities.
Think about how you can use your WIL experience to develop into a more global citizen. How can you help others to see things from the perspective of a global citizen?
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