Prepare for an international study abroad period

Virtual Exchange Programme

Gear Up! is an interdisciplinary multicultural virtual exchange project that prepares students for their international study abroad experience; Students will work collaboratively with partners in other countries to complete tasks to enhance their intercultural awareness and skills, their soft skills, language proficiency and to prepare for a physical mobility.

GEAR UP! 2022


An online preparatory project for undergraduate students


If you are an undergraduate student who wants to get ready for an international study abroad period or simply want to learn new skills to better get along in our increasingly globalised society, you can apply filling in a form in the following link.

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If you want to know more about this pre-mobility project, click on the image to download it. In this infographic you will find all about the learning objectives, timeline and requirements of Gear up!

It’s a unique opportunity for all involved to engage around content that they otherwise would not have engaged with.

– Mirjam Hauck, Open University, UK

Students will be provided with preparation before their VE commences. They will be given access to a Handbook and will be asked to attend a one-hour online preparatory workshop.

If you think your university could be a partner institution or you are interested in participating as a student, you can contact us here or go to the top bar and click on Contact. You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

– Robert Alan Aurthur

Cultural differences should not separate us from each other, but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity

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