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Many institutions have a strong commitment to global citizenship education from the senior administration to faculty, staff and students. The GCA team, along with its network of international experts in the fields of global citizenship and education are available to serve in a consultancy role for institutions facing challenges in developing and implementing programs with a lasting and measurable impact. Consultancies may focus on broad strategic planning activities or specific topics such as curriculum development, re-designing GE programs, creating a global citizenship certificate, increasing study abroad/away or service learning numbers and impact, evaluation and assessment, internationalization on campus, or a combination thereof. The services and fees of working with the GCA on a consultancy basis depend on the nature of the project.

Consultancies are available for individual institutions; college and university associations, consortiums or districts; groups of institutions with common objectives and challenges; other higher education organizations.

If you are interested in further information, please contact David Goldman

Global Citizenship Program Influences Launch of New Global Citizenship Institute at Partner Institution

“The base of knowledge and understanding we gained from the Global Citizenship Program and the Global Citizenship Alliance has strongly influenced and enriched the Global Citizenship Program at our School as well as our Global Citizenship Institute. Our faculty consistently have found the summer global citizenship sessions to be impactful as they have had the opportunity to work and reflect both with a team from our School but with others as well. The process of creating an action plan to implement at St. Mark’s has allowed our program to grow and expand more quickly than would otherwise be possible. We will forever be grateful to Astrid Schroeder and Jochen Fried for the opportunities to explore with like minded people the joys and challenges of living as global citizens and teaching in the globalized world. We at St. Mark’s highly recommend the Global Citizenship Alliance.”

Laura Appell-Warren, Director of Global Citizenship, St. Mark’s School, Southborough, MA

To paraphrase a quote by Anatole France: ‘When a thing has been done and done well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.’ This tongue-in-cheek dictum was the precept of an exciting joint venture between St. Mark’s School in Southborough, Massachusetts, and the Global Citizenship Program at Salzburg Global Seminar culminating in the launch of a new program, the Global Citizenship Institute at St. Mark’s which is intentionally modeled after the GCP. St. Mark’s School became a partner institution of the GCP in 2011 and at the time was the first high school to send teachers to this program which usually is for higher education institutions only. Soon the idea was born that St. Mark’s would emulate the program by adopting and adapting it for the high school sector. The actual planning process took more than a year and involved a small team of champions from St. Mark’s as well as GCP staff in a consulting capacity. This work was generously sponsored by Bruce Wilson, a St. Mark’s board member and close friend of Salzburg Global who firmly believed in the potential of this joint endeavor and in the need to teach the lessons of global citizenship at high school level.

The great moment came in early July, 2014, when 33 students and 8 teachers from both private and public high schools based in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, California, the UK, and Australia convened at the St. Mark’s campus for the inaugural Global Citizenship Institute. The GCI was led by St. Mark’s School faculty – all of whom are GCP alumni. Building on their experience in Salzburg, they have a similar understanding with regard to the defining ideas of global citizenship and how to make it tangible in the classroom. This spring, Laura Appell-Warren, Director of the GCI, participated in one of the GCP student sessions which gave her some further insights in terms of engaging youngsters in envisioning borderless citizenship.

SMS_2014_final(2)From the Salzburg Global side Astrid Schroeder, GCP Program Director, and Adam Beeson, former Salzburg Global staff member and now teaching at a high school, attended the week-long meeting in Southborough offering presentations and providing advice when needed. Peter and Hedy Rose, both long term GCP faculty, came as guest faculty. Two GCP student alumni, Kanza Naqvi (San José State University) and Jeremiah Lindgren (Kingsborough Community College) served as interns.

The precept of ‘take it and copy it’ has worked and the GCP can now proudly call itself an incubator of global citizenship education also at high schools.


In the meantime St. Mark’s School convened four groups of high school students every year since 2014 at their Global Citizenship Institute and is planning another gathering in July 2018.


News and Views

Homeland Earth - A Campaign to Promote Planetary Awareness

"(T)he globalisation push of the last decades has connected all people on all continents and of all nations in a complex way and brought them into an indissoluble relationship with each other. Thus, whether we like it or not, an earthly community of destiny has come into being. (…) But many people and nations lack awareness of this earthly community of destiny. Especially in times of crisis, every nation retreats into itself and seeks its salvation in national solo efforts (…)" "What we need is a worldwide public opinion that represents a planetary awareness and is strong enough to influence the policies of states and international bodies in this direction (…) we must also develop the awareness that we are citizens of Homeland Earth and act accordingly. This is the idea of our international campaign "Homeland Earth." Heimatland Erde | ASPR The Global Citizenship Alliance supports this Heimatland Erde (Homeland Earth) campaign of The Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), which was founded in 1982. The GCA encourages all of its partner institutions and alumni to familiarize themselves with the campaign for Homeland Earth and to consider supporting it by signing the appeal for this campaign, disseminating its manifesto and participating in events related to the campaign.