How to become a global citizen

A global citizen is an individual who: is aware of the world and has a sense of their role in it, respects and values diversity, and is knowledgeable of and works against social injustices, has an understanding of the world, and participates in communities at all levels (from local to global). A global citizen takes responsibility for their actions and beliefs.


To become a global citizen, you will have to be creative, flexible, dedicated, and proactive . Global citizens take an active part in the emerging world community, and are committed to helping build this community’s values and practices .

This will mean developing skills related to problem-solving , decision-making , critical thinking , communication , and collaboration . These skills are becoming more and more essential to success in the workplace, as well as life in general, and cannot be developed without active, self-directed learning.

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