HEAR: International and Cultural

Activities abroad, through Confucius or in the cultural world.

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Go Abroad

Description

This student has successfully applied for a competitive EU funded Erasmus+ Traineeship and completed a self-procured overseas work placement of at least 60 days requiring a collaborative work ethic with strong organisational and communication skills. The placement enables development of enhanced cultural competency and linguistic skills through focused self-reflection.

Criteria

  • Researched appropriate overseas employers and secured full-time traineeship (2-month minimum)
  • Submitted a successful application for funding to undertake Erasmus+ Traineeship
  • Liaised with Goldsmiths and Host Employer staff to agree your programme of training at the Host Institution
  • Followed European Commission rules for ensuring you were insured for the duration of your training programme
  • Completed European Commission documents and critically self-reflect on your placement through the Training Agreement and Report Questionnaire
  • If applicable, follow Online Linguistics Support system, including before and after language assessments
  • Act as an ambassador for Goldsmiths in your place of training 
  • Maintained regular communications with all involved parties
  • Successfully carried out your complete mobility of traineeship period, as planned

How do I find out more?

Find out more about Erasmus+ Traineeships or contact erasmus@gold.ac.uk 

A virtual global opportunity is an international placement completed online without travelling to a specific location. It allows you to interact virtually with participants and organisations from across the world e.g. remote internship.

Past students have developed communication, intercultural awareness and confidence as well as new connections, excellent experience to show to future employers.

Criteria

  • Students will need to provide a certificate of attendance to confirm participation
  • Students will need to provide a case study and an end of placement evaluation form.
  • If they are being funded they will sign a grant agreement.

The Global Opportunities team will share the names of all students who have successfully completed these steps with the Careers team.

Contact Eduardo Lees, Global Opportunities Manager, Student Recruitment 

Description

This student has successfully applied for a competitive Santander funded Goldsmiths Santander Go International Bursary and completed a short-term and self-procured overseas work, study or volunteer activity requiring a collaborative work ethic with strong organisational and communication skills. The placement enables development of enhanced cultural competency, independence, and adaptability.

Criteria

  • Research appropriate overseas opportunities and secured a full-time work, study or volunteer activity (recommended to be at least a week long);
  • Submitted a successful application for funding to undertake the activity;
  • Liaised with Goldsmiths’ and Host organisation staff to agree the programme at the Host Institution;
  • Act as an ambassador for Goldsmiths in your place of training programme
  • Maintained regular communications with all involved parties;
  • Successfully carried out your activity as planned
  • Submitted a signed certificate of attendance and a report on the activity

How do I find out more?

Activity Organiser: Tom Challen, International Mobility Assistant

Find out more about funded opportunities abroad 

Theatre and Performance

Description

This student has planned, promoted and facilitated a series of theatre workshops with a community group in an outreach setting. They have gained skills in organising and promoting projects, managing groups of people, workshop facilitation and time management.

Criteria

  • Complete 24 hours over 6 weeks planning, promoting and facilitating a series of workshops which are delivered in community settings
  • Provide a written reflection on your professional practice
  • Produce a portfolio of evidence, to include photos, to demonstrate your process

How do I find out more?

Mojisola Adebayo is the organiser for this activity.

Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Description

Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) is China’s only standardized Chinese Proficiency test for non-native speakers.  Students studying Mandarin at Goldsmiths can take HSK tests to have formal qualification proving their Chinese proficiency level.  These tests are separate from their degree studies and are studied for outside of their academic programme showing their independent learning as well as their foreign language skills.

Level 1: Basic

Level 2: Elementary

Level 3: Lower Intermediate

Level 4: Intermediate

Level 5: Upper Intermediate

Level 6: Advanced

Criteria

Take and pass an HSK test (of any level 1-6) while studying at Goldsmiths

How do I find out more?

Activity Organiser: Gillian McWhirt, Confucius Institute

Find out more about HSK Testing and the Confucius Institute

 

Description

Students to travel to China for two weeks and learn Mandarin and explore Chinese culture and history.  In China, students take courses in Mandarin, calligraphy, Chinese painting and martial arts.  They also visit famous historical and political sites.  Participants develop foreign language skills, as well as cultural awareness and understanding. 

Criteria

  • Attend language preparation course in advance of the trip
  • Complete the camp
  • Submit a reflection essay on their experience within one month of returning (max 750 words)

Please note: there are costs involved in this activity however there is financial support available through the International Team.  

How do I find out more?  

Activity Organiser: Gillian McWhirt, Confucius Institute

More information on the China Cultural Exchange 

Description

Students will help in the production of a variety of events including theatre performances, film screenings and the Chinese New Year show. Through this activity students learn the ins and outs of production assistance alongside frontline industry professionals. Alongside gaining operational event management experience they will have gained skills in organization, time management and team work.

Criteria

  • Attend rehearsals leading up to main event
  • Volunteer for a total of 15 hours within one academic year

How do I find out more?

Activity Organiser: Gillian McWhirt, Confucius Institute

Find out more about the Confucius Institute