Why Marco Polo Project?
As globalisation brings more of us together across cultures and languages, we must invent new forms of education for the Marco Polos of today and tomorrow. Founded in 2011 and inspired by the multicultural fabric of Melbourne, Marco Polo Project works with schools, universities, businesses and communities as a boutique consulting and education design agency. Our programs help learners from diverse languages and cultures harness the power of communication to build new connections, make sense of their own cultural tradition, and engage in new forms of collective experience.
Our programs allow participants to acquire the tools and methods that will help them build new connections with unfamiliar people and places.
Our programs allow participants to acquire greater cultural self-awareness and greater appreciation for cultures other than their own.
Our programs allow participants to acquire the skills and language to articulate their values and communicate their experience to different audiences.
Marco Polo Project
Marco Polo programs help learners from diverse languages and cultures harness the power of communication to build new connections, make sense of their own cultural tradition, and engage in new forms of collective experience. Marco Polo Project systematically researches and prototypes new models of cross-cultural education. Groundwork is conducted through the Marco Polo Peer-lab. Specific programs are incubated by specially gathered design teams, We work with clients as a boutique consulting and education design agency, and run or support the following programs.
Translation Club gathers speakers of Chinese and English for collaborative translation and cultural deep learning. Translations feed into an exclusive digital magazine bringing new voices from China to Western readers. Learn more. / Read our magazine .
Design for Diversity
Design for Diversity harnesses design thinking to better integrate international students in the senior years of high-school. Learn more.
Out of the Box
Out of the Box equips international students at university with tools and mindsets to better interact with the local environment. Learn more.
Here are some of the main organisations we have partnered with.