International Experience Badge (ENG)

International Experience Badge (ENG)


cooperation, cultural_competence, internationalisation_at_home, internationality, networking
The International Experience Badge is awarded to a person with experience in international operations. They are capable of international networking and communicating with people from different cultures. They are diversely interested in cultures and the global environment. They want to build friendship across borders.


A person who has been awarded the badge

  • has participated in international activities and shared experiences, while also promoting internationalisation at home;
  • has learned new things about cultural diversity;
  • is capable of interacting with people from different cultures;
  • is capable of creating international networks and maintaining them.

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Issuer endorsements


Opintokeskus Sivis / Sivis Study Centre

Opintokeskus Sivis on valtakunnallinen aikuisoppilaitos, joka toteuttaa, tutkii, kehittää, ohjaa ja tukee järjestöllistä koulutusta. Teemme yhteistyötä Suomen Partiolaisten kanssa digitaalisten osaamismerkkien kehittämisen ja luomisen parissa. Opintokeskus Sivis tunnustaa Suomen Partiolaisten osaamisen tunnistamiseen ja arviointiin liittyvän asiantuntemuksen ja luottaa sen kehittämien osaamismerkkien laatuun.

Dear badge applicant!

Some important things to note regarding the badge application.

In the badge application, it is important to remember that all information that you enter and any appendices will be public, unless you later change your publicity settings on the Open Badge Passport website. Also remember the netiquette in the appendices. Avoid sharing personal information, and if other persons are mentioned in the appendices of your application, remember to ask for permission to publish the information before including it in your application.

In what kind of situations have you gained international experience? Describe your cooperation and experiences. What kind of cultures do the people you have encountered come from? If your experience is related to an event, please provide a brief description about the event itself.
How do you communicate in an international environment? In what kind of situations with interaction have you been and were you successful in them? What have you learned about cultural diversity?
What kind of international networks and personal contacts do you have? How do you maintain them? Please provide some examples.
Describe a situation related to your international experience which has required problem solving skills. How did you solve the problems and what new things did you learn? Feel free to tell us about several situations.
How have you shared the new things you have learned in international situations in your home environment? What kind of experiences of internationality do you have in your home country? Please provide some examples.

YOUR LANGUAGE SKILLS: What is your command of foreign languages? Please provide a self-assessment of your understanding, speaking and writing a foreign language. You can assess your skills in one language using the form below. If you are assessing several languages, please use the text box. You can find the instructions later in this form. You can find the self-assessment table at > You can also complete the self-assessment on the website, save it in PDF format and upload it here. You can find the upload address towards the end of this form.

Please enter your mother tongue in the text box above.
Write here the name of the language. Please use English form of the name of the language.

COMMAND OF OTHER FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S) If you want to assess your skills in other foreign languages, please use the text box below. Start by providing the name of the language you are assessing. Then provide the information on the various areas of your skills. For example: > French Understanding listening: B2, reading: A1, spoken interaction C1, spoken production A1, Writing C2

Please use this text box for self-assessment of your skills in other foreign languages.
You can also perform the language skills self-assessment on the website, save it in PDF format and save it here. You can find the tool at []

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - Self-assessment UNDERSTANDING: LISTENING A1 (Basic User): I can understand familiar words and very basic phrases concerning myself, my family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly. A2 (Basic User): I can understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment). I can catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements. B1 (Independent User): I can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. I can understand the main point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear. B2 (Independent User): I can understand extended speech and lectures and follow even complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar. I can understand most TV news and current affairs programmes. I can understand the majority of films in standard dialect. C1 (Proficient User): I can understand extended speech even when it is not clearly structured and when relationships are only implied and not signalled explicitly. I can understand television programmes and films without too much effort. C2 (Proficient User): I have no difficulty in understanding any kind of spoken language, whether live or broadcast, even when delivered at fast native speed, provided I have some time to get familiar with the accent. UNDERSTANDING: READING A1 (Basic User): I can understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues. A2 (Basic User): I can read very short, simple texts. I can find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables and I can understand short simple personal letters. B1 (Independent User): I can understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language. I can understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters. B2 (Independent User): I can read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints. I can understand contemporary literary prose. C1 (Proficient User): I can understand long and complex factual and literary texts, appreciating distinctions of style. I can understand specialised articles and longer technical instructions, even when they do not relate to my field. C2 (Proficient User): I can read with ease virtually all forms of the written language, including abstract, structurally or linguistically complex texts such as manuals, specialised articles and literary works. SPEAKING: SPOKEN INTERACTION A1 (Basic User): I can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help me formulate what I'm trying to say. I can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics. A2 (Basic User): I can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. I can handle very short social exchanges, even though I can't usually understand enough to keep the conversation going myself. B1 (Independent User): I can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. I can enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events). B2 (Independent User): I can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible. I can take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining my views. C1 (Proficient User): I can express myself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. I can use language flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes. I can formulate ideas and opinions with precision and relate my contribution skilfully to those of other speakers. C2 (Proficient User): I can take part effortlessly in any conversation or discussion and have a good familiarity with idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms. I can express myself fluently and convey finer shades of meaning precisely. If I do have a problem I can backtrack and restructure around the difficulty so smoothly that other people are hardly aware of it. SPEAKING: SPOKEN INTERACTION A1 (Basic User): I can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where I live and people I know. A2 (Basic User): I can use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms my family and other people, living conditions, my educational background and my present or most recent job. B1 (Independent User): I can connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, my dreams, hopes and ambitions. I can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. I can narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe my reactions. B2 (Independent User): I can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to my field of interest. I can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. C1 (Proficient User): I can present clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects integrating sub-themes, developing particular points and rounding off with an appropriate conclusion. C2 (Proficient User): I can present a clear, smoothly-flowing description or argument in a style appropriate to the context and with an effective logical structure which helps the recipient to notice and remember significant points. WRITING: A1 (Basic User): I can write a short, simple postcard, for example sending holiday greetings. I can fill in forms with personal details, for example entering my name, nationality and address on a hotel registration form. A2 (Basic User): I can write short, simple notes and messages. I can write a very simple personal letter, for example thanking someone for something. B1 (Independent User): I can write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. I can write personal letters describing experiences and impressions. B2 (Independent User): I can write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects related to my interests. I can write an essay or report, passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view. I can write letters highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences. C1 (Proficient User): I can express myself in clear, well-structured text, expressing points of view at some length. I can write about complex subjects in a letter, an essay or a report, underlining what I consider to be the salient issues. I can select a style appropriate to the reader in mind. C2 (Proficient User): I can write clear, smoothly-flowing text in an appropriate style. I can write complex letters, reports or articles which present a case with an effective logical structure which helps the recipient to notice and remember significant points. I can write summaries and reviews of professional or literary works. Source: Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF): © Council of Europe © European Union and Council of Europe, 2004-2013 |

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