Global Campus brings together our 66 schools around the world as one community. Whilst Global Campus is available to our students throughout the year, we have also found it to be immensely beneficial during the current pandemic, strengthening connections between our students wherever they are and highlighting the absolute importance of developing a global mindset, something we place great emphasis on in all that we teach.
Within the online platform, students can do anything from entering competitions, creating content, working with invited experts, and connecting and interacting with one another through collaborative projects. It is a unique learning environment and has successfully provided students and teachers with global opportunities and a special link to peers all around the world for over a decade. I have been fortunate to be involved with Global Campus since joining Nord Anglia Education, five years ago and work now as the Global Campus Lead for our China region.
Our highly successful collaborations with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), The Juilliard School, and UNICEF make a big impact on our curriculum and provide significant opportunity via Global Campus for our students to connect and engage with experts in their respective fields. Our Ask the Artist project, for example, provides a unique opportunity for students to ask questions to Juilliard Artists who have made successful careers in the performing arts. Students are encouraged to read the artist’s bio, listen and watch them perform, and post questions for them to answer –questions about practice routines, strategies for coping with stage fright, experiences at Juilliard, or any other curiosities that come to mind!
Many of our projects are centered around the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, 17 global goals designed to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. An entire section on Global Campus is dedicated to learning more about these goals and students work all year round to help achieve them. Supported by UNICEF, our students benefit from special Q&S with senior leads, opportunities to visit the UN and unique chances share their work, such as in our annual Visual Arts Competition which sees students interpret social issues with winning artwork chosen by UNICEF and displayed in New York during the High-Level Political Forum.