Work Study and Volunteer Abroad

Several programs at the University of Alberta have been developed to give students the opportunity to work, study and volunteer abroad to gain international experiences. Part of this educational process is developing global citizenship, which can be understood as the movement towards more inclusive and transnational ways people can participate, make sense of who they are and the rights and obligations each has toward humanity and the environment. Global citizenship education, which engages students in a study of global challenges and achievements based on a common humanity, shared planet and shared future, is important in the preparation of students who are traveling abroad. The following ideas and suggestions, from both empirical research and testimonies of instructors and students, are offered to help instructors develop global citizenship education that is committed to reciprocity, respectful recognition and mutual exchange.

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