Students enhance their global understanding by completing a study, work or volunteer experience abroad, either internationally or through a different cultural community within Canada (Ex. Francophone Quebec, First Nations/Inuit/Métis community). Approved activities must provide the conditions for students to gain intercultural awareness and competence; appreciation of different perspectives on global issues; critical awareness of their own values and culture; and new perspectives on their place and role in the world.
- Exchange Semester Abroad
- HRT 4th Semester Program (in Europe or Taiwan)
- Internship / Work Placement Abroad
- Faculty-led Study Tour / Course Abroad
- Summer Study Program Abroad
- Alternative Spring Break Abroad
- Volunteer Abroad
This course introduces the topics of culture and identity, guided by the Iceberg Concept of Culture, Hofstede’s theory of Cultural Dimensions and Bennett’s Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity. Learners will review the concept of “culture shock” and explore various coping strategies. Learners will conduct research on their destination, and create an action plan framework to guide self-identified objectives/goals for their experience abroad. Learners will keep a structured blog / journal to reflect upon all aspects of their experience abroad as they go through the process of cultural adaptation. Learners will examine their personal observations, feelings, and progress toward their self-identified learning objectives. Upon return, learners will reflect upon their cultural re-entry transition and practice strategies for communicating the learner’s global knowledge, skills and competencies to others.
Contact: Rebecca Fitzgerald
416.675.6622 ext. 3179
Courses may not be offered each semester. To verify whether this course is being offered this semester and the fees, please contact the Registrar's Office at 416-675-5000 or check the website http://humber.ca/search/ce/courses.html for further information.