Your journey to Impact
Both our programs, the Global Solvers Accelerator and the Global Citizenship Learning Program, share a common goal of empowering individuals to grow their global citizenship muscle to create positive social change. There are myriad similarities and differences in the two programs, so how do you decide which one is for you?
1. Empowerment: Both programs are designed to equip participants with skills, knowledge, and experiences that enable them to drive meaningful change in their communities and beyond.
2. Global Perspective: Both pathways emphasize the importance of a global perspective. They encourage participants to think beyond their local contexts and consider the broader impact of their actions on a global scale.
3. Global Citizenship Capacity: Both programs are grounded in our Global Citizenship Development Model and focus on building individual and collective capacity. While the Accelerator hones in on leadership, social impact and project management skills, the Global Citizenship Learning Program provides a broader range of skills including intercultural communication, design thinking, and ethical leadership.
1. Access and Geography: While the Global Solvers Accelerator is open to suited participants from all around the world, our Global Citizenship Learning Program is open to students from our partner universities in our global hub regions.
2. Duration and Format: The programs differ in terms of duration and format. The Global Solvers Accelerator is an eight-month project-based journey that includes an in-person retreat, the ‘Co-Lab.’ On the other hand, the Global Citizenship Learning Program spans 1.5 years, offering a more extended learning experience, with a focal point being the in-person meeting, the ‘Global Citizenship Convention’.
3. Project Focus vs. Personal Development: The Global Solvers Accelerator places a significant emphasis on refining and advancing participants’ existing social impact initiatives. In contrast, the Global Citizenship Learning Program focuses on holistic personal and professional development, aiming to equip participants with a wide range of interpersonal and social impact skills from the rudimentary level.
3. Collective Learning vs. Individual Learning: The Global Solvers Accelerator fosters collective learning through collaborative projects and interactions, creating a sense of community among participants. The Global Citizenship Learning Program may involve more individualized fundamental learning experiences, though still within the context of a global network.
In essence, both pathways to the Melton Fellowship share the fundamental goal of nurturing global citizenship and socially conscious leaders, but we do so through distinct approaches that cater to different experiences and objectives.