Why Marco Polo Project?
In the 13th century, the travels of an Italian merchant to China became the first best-seller in Europe - so fantastic did it seem that we could even describe a world so remote. Today, millions of new Marco Polos are interacting daily with unfamiliar places and people.
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 exists in order to create new forms of cross-cultural education for schools, universities, businesses and communities, with a focus on connection, culture and communication.
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.