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ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2023

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. 44,000+ student leaders from 3,300+ campuses across 170+ nations applied to join the Class of 2023. 260+ campuses worldwide (just 9%) in 38 countries were selected to host 4,000+ Millennium Fellows for the Class of 2023.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT JIAYI ZHANG, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2023.

University College London | London, United Kingdom | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 4

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Millennium Fellowship Project: Global Citizens Conscious for Change

Globalisation and social mobilisation have allowed many young people to live, study, and develop in other countries and cultures. They can develop and learn from varied perspectives. However, such lifestyle changes during the important time of identity formation can lead to disassociated identities and feelings of insecurity, threatening their subjective well-being and making them feel like outsiders wherever they are.

*“Evolving and contradictory ‘sources of self’ (Taylor 1989) arising from changing cultural, economic, political, religious, social and scientific conditions and practices in different societies over time can be a challenging experience for global citizens who have been growing in different societies from a young age. “*

[—— UNESCO International Bureau of Education, 2019](https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000370469/PDF/370469eng.pdf.multi)

To mitigate feelings of isolation and disassociation that may arise from cross-cultural experiences among young adults going through crisis during their psychological identity development process, this project aims to conduct a series of semi-structured workshops to guide those who have lived in multiple cultures to explore their identities. A handbook will be produced at the end, combining expert opinions, scientific evidence and stories from workshops. Future global citizens shall be able to obtain insights from this handbook when encountering culture-related identity crisis.

About the Millennium Fellow

Jiayi Zhang is a BA Education Studies student at UCL's Institute of Education, University College London. As an education student, Jiayi is particularly passionate about promoting SDG 4: Quality Education.

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