Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedOverseas Summer semester A 2015 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Dr Sarah McDonald


This is an international study program that requires an application to be enrolled - see the Study OverseasStudy Overseas (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/study-overseas/) page for further information.

Compulsory: Students must spend a minimum of seven days overseas on a pre-approved activity to enrol in this unit. Prior to enrolment students must complete an international study program application, meet program eligibility criteria and be approved by the Faculty of Arts.


This unit aims to develop students' intercultural competency and to foster their sense of global citizenship through academically relevant international experiences. Students will be required to undertake tasks which involve research and reflection prior to departure, during and after the conclusion of the in-country program elements.


Upon completing this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Exercise critical thinking and judgment in developing new cultural understandings;
  2. Apply broad knowledge when analysing local context and program/project characteristics;
  3. Exhibit cross cultural competencies;
  4. Compare and contrast theoretical knowledge with in-country experience.


Within semester assessment 100%

Workload requirements

This unit requires an equivalent of 144 contact hours including assessment tasks and in-country program activities. Most elements of the program are self-directed, however students may be required to attend on-campus sessions.

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