Global Citizens Network - Explore


As part of the Global Citizens Network and Stipend Program, this is your opportunity to do some exploration into your interests in studying abroad, your host country and dimensions of culture and intercultural awareness.

Reflect on the qualities of your own culture. What lies beneath the surface and is only obvious to the people within the culture.  How would someone new to the culture come to know this information?

Country Insights

Explore some of these general aspects of your own culture, as well as those of your host country or countries you’ll be exploring in your Education Abroad program.

Cultural Dimensions

Explore some of the Hofstede Insights Tool which allows you to compare six dimensions of culture (power distance, individualism, masculinity, uncertainty avoidance, long term orientation, indulgence). 

Read more about these six dimensions of culture and how these dimensions might come into play in your interactions abroad as you explore this tool.

Complete the Self-Reflection form and consider how your values impact how you interact with others. 


The system of shared beliefs, values, customs, behaviours, and artifacts that the members of society use to cope with their world and with one another, and that are transmitted from generation to generation through learning (Bates & Plog, 1990).

Intercultural competence

The ability to think and act in appropriate ways that support the achievement of goals in culturally diverse contexts (Dierdorf, 2013).