Thursday, 31 October 2013

New UTAS unit offers students credit towards a degree when travelling overseas

Contact: University of Tasmania
P: 6226 7581 E: Humanities.Admin@utas.edu.au

Location: Statewide and Overseas
Available from: November 2013

Intended Audience: College Career Advisors, Year 12 teachers and students

Bringing the World Back Home offers students a unique opportunity to combine overseas travel with study while developing a deeper understanding of foreign cultures and developing intercultural awareness skills.

Bringing the World Back Home is a new Faculty of Arts unit designed to capture the intercultural learning acquired by students while on overseas programs such as study abroad or in-country intensive language programs. It comprises three modules: Pre-departure, In-country and Re-entry. 

Delivered online, in every semester, with a face-to-face shared learning day 'back home' after the end of the overseas travel, this 12.5% unit is open to year 12 students who may be planning to undertake overseas travel over the summer or as part of a gap year.

The Faculty of Arts is pleased to be able to offer this unit to Domestic students with a 100% tuition fee scholarship*, meaning no unit fees!

*All domestic students will be offered a 100% tuition fee scholarship to cover the unit fees for enrolments completed in 2013, however the Student Services and Amenities Fee still applies.

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Eligibility criteria for year 12 students interested in enrolling

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Who can apply?
  • Students planning to travel outside Australia either in the summer break or during a gap year in 2014.
  • To be eligible to enrol in this unit, students must have turned 18 before embarking on their travel.
What sort of travel is acceptable?
  • Travel that includes an educational or cultural enrichment component of at least 3 weeks in duration.
What constitutes a cultural enrichment tour?
  • Paid or volunteer work with an established organisation (e.g. an environmental or social justice NGO) OR
  • An itinerary that clearly specifies sustained cultural engagement (e.g. living with a local family, visits to designated cultural sites such as museums, galleries or places of worship)
  • Educational activities (e.g. intensive language study).
Note: Students enrolled in a program through AIM Overseas will be automatically eligible.

What documentation needs to be provided prior to departure?
  • Students will need to complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) detailing how their travel constitutes a cultural enrichment tour.
For further information and to be sent an EOI form:
Phone: 03 6226 7581
Email: Humanities.Admin@utas.edu.au
Post: Private Bag 41 Hobart Tasmania 7001 Australia
Web: UTas Bringing the World Back Home web page