Dare to be Digital 2007 has announced it is going multinational and multicultural by funding support from Scottish Executive, which will enable a team of Indian students and another of Chinese students to compete in the computer games design competition organised by the University of Abertay Dundee.
The Scottish Executive support will also enable Dare to be Digital’s organisers to add a Scottish student to each team of four.
Each Scottish student will act on the role as an international ambassador. He or she will visit the nominated team in their home country before travelling to Dundee together in June for the start of the 10-week contest.
As well as adding their programming and creative skills to the mix, the Scottish students will be able to help their Indian or Chinese counterparts acclimatise to Scotland.
Each team will also have a ‘buddy’ - someone of their own nationality who has been living and working in Scotland for some time - to help them settle in and integrate with the UK contestants.
Recruitment activities have already been started both in India and China with the help from the British Council. Scottish students, who are interested in this challenging role, should visit DaretobeDigital.com