Academic training grounds all other work for GLOCAL. Self-sustaining communities exhibit many benefits: The obvious internal contribution to the community, where communities of practice reinvest knowledge gained from the outside in order to further build the community; alleviating the need for external investment of resource, where an increasing development of academic training within the target community require a decreasing level of outside contributions, and hence a lessening burden on outside input; the opportunity for those new leaders to self-develop, by teaching those within the target community; the opportunity for those within the target community to address issues in the target community, more effectively than would outsiders; the critical engagement of target communities by negotiating the learned skills for contextual and hence target community use. 

The academic training efforts of The GLOCAL have spanned many years, and have been directed at skills such as communication, leadership, community involvement, conflict resolution, life education (disease, sexuality, significance of family, food security), depression coping skills, professional practice, using technology. However, The GLOCAL academic training courses have aimed to implement anthropological methods to educate and train in several localities globally, and as such, communication, cultural awareness, cultural symbolism, socialization, and extended participation in communities are fields central to the GLOCAL contribution to these communities.

Trained Institutions


Flinders University, Adelaide
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne
University of South Australia, Adelaide


Paññāsāstra University, Phnom Penh
Royal University of Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh


ASEAN, Jakarta
Gadjah Mada University, Jogjakarta
Airlangga University, Surabaya
Muhamadia University, Jogjakarta
UNESCO, Jakarta


ASEAN, Kuala Lumpur
University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
Sunway University, Selangor
Heriot-Watt University, Putra Jaya
UNESCO, Kuala Lumpur

South Korea

Busan National University, Busan
Dongguk University, Seoul
Hanguk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul
Hanguk University of Foreign Studies, Kyonggi Do
Korea University, Seoul
Seoul Metropolitan University of Education, Seoul
Seoul National University, Seoul
Sungyungkwan University, Seoul
Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul
Yonsei University, Seoul


Mahidol University, Bangkok

The Philippines

Ateneo de Manila, Manila


Tan Nguyen University, Hanoi
Institute of Folklore Studies, Hanoi
Institute of Cultural Studies, Hanoi
Institute of Language Sciences, Hanoi
National University of Education, Hanoi
University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Hanoi