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WS2008 - International Exchange

[Not offered in 2021]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available to BA, BSW, BSocSc, BMmJourn, BLang students

This subject introduces students to the concept of intercultural, learning and provides the opportunity to put that learning into practice through participation in a three week international exchange in either India or Thailand. Students will engage in critical preparation activities to develop their ability to recognise and understand their own cultural context as an essential prerequisite for understanding and interacting with people from different cultural backgrounds. Once this preparation is complete students will travel to either India or Thailand and participate in a range of community based projects supported by staff and students of the host university. The subject promotes an intercultural learning approach which encourages students to develop an understanding of culture and cultural difference, in a way that requires critical reflection on student's own context and experience. During and after the exchange students will be engaged in a variety of reflection and debriefing activities.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate the ability to critically reflect upon self, and in particular, aspects of cultural self;
  • demonstrate a critical appreciation of culture, and cultural difference;
  • critically consider the implications of intercultural understanding for future professional practice;
  • demonstrate capacity for respectful cross cultural communication and interaction.

Subject Assessment

  • Participation > Class participation - (10%) - Individual
  • Participation in international exchange - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (40%) - Individual.
Students must have completed 24 credit points before enrolling in this subject.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.