Make a world of difference with Global Skills Opportunity.
To succeed in a rapidly changing and increasingly international labour market, Canadians need to be globally fluent and connected, particularly in emerging economies. Global Skills Opportunity is here to help students—especially those that face barriers to participation—gain confidence and develop valuable intercultural skills by studying or working abroad.
Benefits of Participation
DEVELOP INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCIES AND GLOBAL SKILLS
Intercultural skills are essential for the future of work in a rapidly changing—and increasingly international—labour market.
Broaden your worldview, open new doors and unlock your potential.
MAKE INVALUABLE CONNECTIONS
Build a global network that will stay with you throughout your career.
EXPERIENCE NEW CULTURES
Learn with and from people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
WORK IN THE FIELD
Witness firsthand how industries and organizations around the world operate.
BOLSTER YOUR RESUME
Prepare for life after graduation and bring a fresh, global perspective to employment opportunities.
My ability to see situations from multiple different sides has expanded greatly, and the potential for using that skill is endless. With minimal travel experience, this opportunity really opened my eyes and stimulated new questioning and thinking. I now make fewer assumptions about the “naturalness” of my own culture and other aspects of life in PEI. More Canadian students need access to international experiences because the rewards for both the individual and society are huge.
This experience has enabled me to approach teaching through a lens of equity, diversity and inclusion, creating a classroom setting where my students feel comfortable in their own skin.
How It Works
Consult your post-secondary institution’s Global Skills Opportunity project(s)
Apply directly through your college or university
Get ready to unlock your potential
Enjoy the benefits of international learning and work experiences