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At this point, students are responsible for identifying the destination for their internship in terms of the overseas location as well as the NGO for which they will volunteer. In deciding on the best location, students are encouraged to engage into a conversation with the Course Coordinator as well as with possible third-party providers like the program’s preferred partner, Projects Abroad. 

Final approval for all destinations (country and NGO) lies with the Course Coordinator in conjunction with the Program Director.

Students must be aware that all overseas placements are subject to travel advisories issued by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

In the past, students have volunteered in various fields, including (but not limited to):

  • Journalism
  • Caring
  • Community aid and development
  • Peace-building                                                         
  • Agriculture
  • Teaching English (primary and secondary school students)
  • Working with people with disabilities                             
  • International policy making
  • Environment (conservation)                                               
  • Sport
  • Refugee settlement projects                                              
  • Working in orphanages
  • Working in health related projects                     
  • Building, repair and maintenance projects
  • Financial literacy training                                                     
  • Human rights
  • Career related placements such as journalism and law

In terms of destinations, without being an exhaustive list, past students have worked in:

Asia

  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Nepal
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand

Africa

  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Morocco
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania

Latin America

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Mexico
  • Peru

Others

  • France
  • Romania