Global Up Teen Frequently Asked Questions
Want to know if the Global Up Teen program is an option for your school? Have a look at these frequently asked questions to find out more about your students' eligibility and learn more program details to help you decide if you would like to put in an expression of interest for your school.
How does the Global Up Teen complement the Victorian curriculum?
Global Citizenship is a key dimension of the ‘Community Engagement in Learning priority’ of the Victorian F-10 Curriculum.
The program’s Asia-focused cohorts also facilitate greater learning within the cross-curriculum priority ‘Learning about Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia’.
What is required of the nominating teacher?
Once selected, the nominating teacher will:
select their students
liaise between Value Learning and the students ahead of the program start date
supervise the students during the live sessions or ensure a colleague is available to do so.
In what language is Global Up Teen delivered?
Fluency in English is a key requirement of this course so students are able to read, interact, and engage with all elements of the program.
What do students need?
Students will need:
a laptop, desktop or tablet with a camera
access to stable internet
Who will our students connect with on the program?
Students will connect with international peers and peers from other schools nearby. Each cohort is equally weighted between Victorian and overseas students from either China, India or Indonesia.
Teachers in these countries must select the country cohort that applies to them.
How many students can I nominate?
Schools can nominate up to 10 students however your number of allocated places is not guaranteed and will be confirmed once the demand for a particular cohort is reviewed.
The students you nominate must be in the same year level.
How do I select the students?
Student selection is at the discretion of the nominating school. As long as students meet the criteria, we are happy to receive any participant who is willing to engage fully with the program.
Participants may be student leaders, language students, or simply anyone who will benefit from engaging in a global program and may not have the opportunity to do so otherwise.
Students from each school must be in the same year level.
My school is in Victoria but it does not have a connection with Indonesia, India or China, can it still participate?
Yes absolutely. Feel free to nominate the cohort you think would interest your students most – they do not have to be language students to join a particular cohort, this program is about global engagement.
My school is in the Asia Pacific but not in China, India or Indonesia, can I still nominate students to participate?
Yes, subject to place availability.
You can complete an Expression of Interest form. Please select the 'mixed cohort' option in the EOI form.
Application stages and timelines for GELs Global Up Teen 2023?
Selected schools will be notified by email and invited to nominate up to 10 students from the same year for the program.
Value Learning will connect with your selected students, providing all the information they need to access the secure platform before the first live session.
After connecting with Value Learning, students start the modules in their own time, and join the live sessions during supervised school hours.
Expression of interest
Schools in China, India or Indonesia
Teachers, register your school's interest to participate in Global Up Teen and introduce your students to experiential intercultural learning with students from across Victoria, Australia to help them develop their global citizenship and 21st Century skills.
If your school is not in China, India or Indonesia you can still apply. Make sure you select ‘Mixed Cohort’ on the EOI.