Do you have a strong interest in cross-cultural encounters? Do you want to learn more about and advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations? Would you be interested in participating in international cooperation to produce real results? Do you have the desire to change the world? For the Melton Foundation Global Citizenship Learning Programme 2023, submit an application.
University students who are committed to serving their communities make up the Melton Fellows program. Through the Global Citizenship Learning Programme, they can develop their skills, expand their spheres of influence, and ultimately model and promote global citizenship through their actions. They can also become influential members of their communities who can serve as role models and agents of change.
- As a Melton Fellow and participant in Global Citizenship Learning Programme, you will:
Experience different cultures first-hand and learn to work across boundaries of place and
- Expand your knowledge about relevant global topics related to the United
Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- Boost your skills through hands-on workshops, training, and mentoring projects.
- Co-create and develop impact projects with Fellows and partners in your community and
around the world to drive change initiatives – small and big – for wider impact.
- Join a network of 500+ Fellows and partner organizations from across sectors and world
- Become part of an experiential learning lab that equips you with the know-how and
confidence to take action on pressing issues around you.
- To be eligible, you must be a university student who is 18-25 years old as of the application
deadline, and who will foreseeably live within the city limits of any of the partner
universities for the first 1.5 years:
- Bangalore, India
- Greater Accra, Ghana
- New Orleans, United States
- Jena, Germany
- Temuco, Chile
- Hangzhou, China
- Must currently be enrolled in a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate school
- Have sufficient English language skills in order to understand and participate in all aspects of
the program including complex discussions on human issues.
- Have a proven track record of civic engagement in your local community.
- Be open to learning about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and
practicing Global Citizenship as a lifestyle.
- Be able to provide 1 letter of recommendation if invited to the local assessment center.
As a new Melton Fellow, you can expect the following during the 1.5 years of the Global Citizenship Learning Programme:
- Attend annual global events of the Melton Foundation.
- Engage in online learning activities (approx. 5 hrs/month).
- Work in global project teams (depending on the project, average estimate: 5 hrs/month).
- Participate in community projects (depending on your local community engagement,
average estimate: 5 hrs/month).