What we do
Our approach can be summed up in three keywords: self-awareness, empathy, resilience.
Learning to interact in a new language and culture is more than just adding a new skill to the toolbox: it is a deep personal transformation. To support learners in this journey, the first task is to develop a clearer sense of our own personal identity. The more we knowing ourselves, the more we can learn from others.
Learning is weaving new with old. Our brain is not an empty box: we come with assumptions and expectations, and these manifest more strongly when we interact across languages and cultures. Only by recognising this can we effectively learn from each other.
It’s a long road, so let’s enjoy the journey. When people living across cultures and languages experience embarrassment, exhaustion or fear, the solution is neither grammar nor vocabulary. Instead, our workshops aim to develop emotional strength and positive mindsets.
We design and deliver cutting-edge programs that aim to both address systemic cross-cultural dysfunctions and equip learners with tools and mindsets to better interact with diverse settings.
We also design and deliver tailored programs and workshops for groups and organisations facing a specific challenge related to language and/or cultural diversity, with a particular focus on China.
Design for Diversity
A program for senior high-school students, using design thinking to better integrate international students to the school community.
Out of the Box
A program for international students that equips them with the tools and mindsets to take full advantage of their time at university as a time of personal experimentation and discovery, and better engage with the local environment
Marco Polo Incubator - Horizon Project
Marco Polo Project is currently supporting the development of a cutting-edge program addressing cross-cultural challenges in virtual teams, as part of the new Marco Polo incubator.
Here are some of the main organisations we have partnered with.