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 Types of X-Culture Trainees:

  • Affiliated Students: Most X-Culture trainees are students who take a course at their university where X-Culture is a required or optional part of the course. These trainees do not need to submit individual X-Culture applications and pay the participation fee – the application and the participation fee will be covered by their course instructor.
  • Unaffiliated Professionals: A sizable portion of X-Culture trainees are professionals seeking to gain international collaboration and consulting skills and obtain the X-Culture Global Collaboration Certificate. Trainees of this type are usually employed professionals. However, some are students at universities that do not offer X-Culture training. Unaffiliated professionals need to submit their individual applications directly to X-Culture.

How it works 

  1. Once you enroll in the X-Culture Training, you will receive all X-Culture training materials and program instructions.
  2. You will be required to review the materials and complete the X-Culture Readiness test. Only students who successfully pass the Readiness Test will be allowed to participate in the project.
  3. After you pass the Readiness Test, you will be placed on a global virtual team. Typically, the teams are comprised of 6-8 trainees, each coming from a different country.
  4. The teams will be presented with an international business challenge and have about two months to develop a solution.
  5. There will be weekly deadlines that the teams have to meet. Each team member will receive a personal email with a link to the weekly progress update survey and will have to report if the team has completed that week’s task.
  6. At the end of the project, the teams will present their challenge solutions in a form of team reports. The reports will be evaluated by 6-7 independent experts.
  7. Based on the expert evaluations, best teams will be awarded the X-Culture Best Team Awards.
  8. Additionally, individual performance records and peer evaluations will be used to select each season’s Best Student Award recipients.

  •  Exercise, not test: And remember, X-Culture is designed to be an exercise, not a test. This is how you learn through experience, not how we test your knowledge. This means, that our primary concern is your participation and effort – you show a great involvement and effort and your grade/mark will be high even if your group fails to develop an outstanding business proposal. But if you know all the answers but don’t actively participate, don’t count on a good grade.
  • X-Culture Symposium: At the end of each X-Culture season, we invite best students to attend an X-Culture Symposium. It  provides students a great opportunity to meet in person other X-Culture participants, exchange ideas, expand professional and personal network. Best Student Award recipients are eligible for the X-Culture Travel Stipends.
    See the X-Culture Symposium page for more details
  • Global Collaboration Certificate: All X-Culture participants who successfully complete the project receive Global Collaboration Experience Certificates. We’ve heard countless stories of how X-Culture certificates helped our students get jobs, promotions and get into International Business graduate programs. When the workplace goes global, a certificate of experience in global collaboration can make a difference.
  • What’s next: Once X-Culture, always X-Culture. We encourage you to stay in touch after you complete the project. With thousands of X-Culture alumni worldwide, being a part of the “club” is a huge asset. And keep handy that X-Culture certificate – it helped quite a few people getting that dream job. Documented international collaboration skills and experience do matter when you’re on a job hunt.