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Looking for a unique opportunity to have an international experience next semester? We’ve got partners in Jamaica and Uganda just waiting to connect with you.
While international travel for studying abroad is currently on hold due to the global situation, we’ve found an innovative way to provide students with a Virtual Study Abroad Experience. We’re looking for students in the programs listed below to participate in a 6-8 week online, volunteer experience from January to March 2021.
What to Expect?
Each student’s participation in the program will look different, and we encourage the students to get creative! Here are some of the goals that our partners in Uganda and Jamaica are hoping to collaborate on:
Working with children ages 7-13 with online learning in Jamaica (literacy, songs, drama, games etc)
Working along side nurses in Uganda in maternity community out reach programs
Working along side nurses in Uganda to teach virtual classes about nutrition, contraceptive and reproductive health
Working alongside professionals in a Gender Based Violence community outreach program in Uganda
Students will be gifted a $300 honorarium for their participation in the program.
Every student's project will look different. And we encourage you to get creative! The amount of time you spend on it will be different based on your program and area of interest. However, we ask that students spend a minimum of 2 hours a week on the project, for 6-8 weeks. There is no maximum amount of hours that you can participate.
Selkirk College Programs
Early Childhood Care and Education
Education Assistant and Community Support Worker
Social Service Worker
Rural Pre Medicine
Students from Selkirk College contact: Rhonda Beczyk, Human Services Instructor email@example.com and Leah Lychowyd, Indigenous Counsellor firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Programs
First Nations Speech and Language Assistant
Aboriginal Early Childhood Education
Access to Practical Nursing
Students from NVIT contact: Margaret Hohner email@example.com and Aruna Gore firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding for this Outbound Student Mobility Project has been provide by the Canadian Federal Government (Employment and Social Development Canada). This project is targeted to students with barriers. Specifically, students with disabilities, students who are considered low-income and students who identify as Indigenous. However, not falling under one of the previous mentioned categories does not disqualify you from applying and all students are encouraged to apply.