10 cp Prerequisites DVST202 Preparation for Immersion Experience and DVST201 Humanitarian and Development Work: A Dignity-based Approach Teaching Organisation. Minimum of 3 weeks fieldwork or equivalent
This immersion experience involves being located for a short period in the culture and reality of the poor in a developing country. It is a community-based learning experience which will enrich students’ lives as they are challenged by the stories of the people they encounter and live and work with. Students will have also have the opportunity to share their skills and talents, e.g. teaching students conversational English or assisting in medical programs. They will also receive lectures from activists in community-based organisations (CBOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as well as others engaged in solidarity with a particular community. As the unit concentrates on humanitarian and development work, there will be an opportunity to study various approaches to community projects. Students will emerge from the experience ready to apply what they have learnt in their future careers.