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WS2008 - International Exchange

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available to all JCU students, with approval of the Dean of CASE.

This subject introduces students to the concept of intercultural learning through participation in an international learning experience relevant to their course. Students will engage in preparation activities as an essential prerequisite for understanding and interacting with people from different cultural backgrounds. Students will participate in a range of education and community-based projects in an international setting and reflect on and evaluate their learning on return to Australia. This subject includes an excursion in country for internal students for which students will incur an additional cost.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate the ability to critically reflect upon self, and in particular, aspects of cultural self;
  • critically engage with concepts of culture and cultural difference;
  • evaluate the implications of intercultural understanding for future professional practice and /or life contexts;
  • apply respectful intercultural communication and interaction.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Field Trip - New Colombo Plan - (60%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (30%) - Individual.
Students must have completed 24 credit points before enrolling in this subject.


Townsville, Study Period 7, Mixed attendance
Census Date 06-Jul-2023
Face to face teaching (To be advised)
Workload expectations:
  • 4 hours online Workshops - (Pre-trip preparation)
  • 140 hours fieldwork

Townsville, Study Period 11, Mixed attendance
Census Date 07-Dec-2023
Face to face teaching (To be advised)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Abraham Francis
Lecturers: Dr Nigel Chang, Dr Jo Mensinga, Assoc. Professor Abraham Francis, Dr Hyacinth Udah.
Workload expectations:
  • 4 hours online Workshops - (Pre-trip preparation)
  • 140 hours fieldwork

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.