Preparing global citizens 28 Mar 2019 10:05 10:30

Preparing global citizens 28 Mar 2019 10:05 10:30

Mr Jason Cushen Presenter
Ms Celia Corteletti Presenter


Preparing global citizens

Student mobility programmes play an important role in preparing global citizens. These programmes are a gateway to the world not only for domestic students, but they are also an opportunity open to international students undertaking their full degree overseas. On this session Celia and Jason will share highlights of recent research on student mobility and they will share data from the University of Otago’s Otago Global Student Exchange Programme. The presentation will include an opportunity to share common practices.

The presentation will cover:
• Exchange figures and trends observed at the University of Otago, including number of international students taking part in the programme and choice of destination.
• Attractions and barriers (or perceived barriers) for students choosing Asia as an exchange destination.
• Reflections from recently returned exchange students, considering expectations and their actual exchange experiences.
• Indigenous exchange – a programme launched at the University of Otago in 2018 aiming to increase mobility among indigenous groups worldwide.



Ms Celia Corteletti
Exchange Adviser
International Office
University of Otago
New Zealand

Celia Corteletti is an Exchange Adviser at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Her role entails liaising with exchange partners, negotiating outbound-inbound exchange numbers, promoting the programme to Otago students and helping them throughout the application process. Her area of responsibility is Asia, Australia, UK and Ireland.

Mr Jason Cushen
Director, International
University of Otago
New Zealand

Jason Cushen is the Director, International at the University of Otago. In his current role he is responsible for the core operational activities of the International Office, the development of campus wide internationalisation strategic and operational plans and the maintenance of effective relationships with external partners.

Room 305