30 August – 3 September 2021 A Global Learning Expedition … enabling students worldwide to develop professional & intercultural skills online and re-design
how we learn, work and live together in the future
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What happened at the Thriving Online Global Learning Expedition

in September 2020

With 48 students joining from 19 countries on 6 continents and 15 universities, Thriving Online 2020 was a multicultural, multidisciplinary adventure.

The winning team from each track went on to present at a global engineering education conference in front of 450 deans and industry leaders. And it didn’t stop there, one team continued their idea development and were crowned ‘employee choice’ winner of a global design competition, despite the fact that they were not winners in their track.

Thriving Online: Student Ideas

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“I enjoyed the rush of creativity and the great teamwork. I also loved meeting such intelligent and awesome people worldwide!”

4th year student, Thriving Online 2020 participant
Universidad de los Andes, Columbia (25-28 Sep 2020)

“I joined the event to gain experience and to meet new people and I certainly achieved more than that!”

1st year student, Thriving Online 2020 participant
McMaster University, Canada (25-28 Sep 2020)

of participants say the
experience met their objectives

of participants were satisfied
or very satisfied with the challenge

of participants would recommend
the experience to others

Hear from Isla, 3rd year student at the University of Exeter who took on the challenge of being a coach on our February 2021 edition after participating last year in one of our virtual learning programmes and loving it.

Thriving Online 2020 participants

“The #ThrivingOnline experience is one that I will take with me into life and profession. THANK YOU for providing an opportunity to both face and grow from #adversity in a #teamchallenge and create some serious #entrepreurship style magic!!!

#crossculturalcommunicationskills & #crossculturalteams is an absolute MUST in todays pandemic world. These are skills for life.”


4th year student, Thriving Online 2020 participant Deakin University, Australia (25-28 September 2020)

About the organisers


Petrus is a multi-award-winning international design company that specialises in connecting employers with students and the global education community, transforming the way companies, students and universities interact. Created in 2005, Petrus now comprises an international team of research, communication, education and digital experts creating and implementing projects world-wide. We design and delivers impactful learning experiences and creative campaigns, bringing together companies, students and universities worldwide for skills development, innovation, brand communications, recruitment, and community engagement.