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30 augustus 2021 t/m: 30 januari -- gesloten (vol)
Inger Quanjel

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For information about the minor Global Awareness: Inger Quanjel 
E-Mail: Minor.GlobalAwareness@han.nl
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E-Mail: CommunityProjects@han.nl

 

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Are you interested in international sustainable development and would you love to go abroad during your study? Sign up for the Minor Global Awareness at HAN University of Applied Sciences.

During this minor you will draw on your own professional expertise in the field of social work, technology, business, education or health. A 16-week work placement or internship in a foreign country is an integral part of this minor course. 
You will work in a multidisciplinary project team on a relevant local issue. Working with local stakeholders, based on local needs. After implementing the project, you and your (action)team will plan an evaluation of the results.

Possible topics of the minor, depending on your project placement and your background:

  • Intercultural communication
  • Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations
  • Human rights
  • Sustainability and ownership
  • Participatory action research
  • Sustainable design and technology
  • Health, education, engineering, ICT, sports or economics related topics
  • Welfare / community building/ community engagement
  • Development cooperation policies
  • Orientation on a local language
  • Using your professional competences in a development area
  • Optional: take a course at the partner university (e.g. Christ University Bangalore)

Why should you choose the minor Global Awareness?

  • A life changing experience
  • Unique possibility to participate in a practice based minor abroad
  • Being part of meaningful community work
  • Personal Growth
  • Learning about other cultures and cultural differences
  • Multidisciplinairity
  • All participants in the minor prepare jointly for their stay abroad
  • Guidance (from HAN and local)

Work placement

A 16-week (full-time) or 9-week (part-time) work placement or internship in a foreign country is an integral part of this minor course.  You will be working in a community, for instance a local school, small NGO or a small local company. You are only allowed to go to our Global Awareness destination if at least one other student of the minor is going there too (minimum of two). You will be responsible for all travel and living costs.

Destinations

The destinations you can go to within this minor:

Click here for more information about the projects

In 2021-2022 we are also planning to run two pilot projects in Ethiopia and Uganda!

Note: placement in the destination of choice is subject to the development of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Type of International course

  • This course is offered twice a year during a full semester.
  • This course enables you to professionalize in an international context and further deepen your skills and knowledge within the professional profile of your current study program.

Structure of the minor

The minor consists of a mandatory part of 15 EC and an elective of 15 EC. In the elective you can choose from two options, depending on your interest and on the requirements of the examination committee of your own study:

Minor Global Awareness (30EC)

Mandatory part (15EC):

·         Intercultural Communication (7,5)

·         Community Development 1 (7,5)

Elective Global Awareness (15EC):

·         Community Development (CD2) (15)

·         Research (15)

Community development 2: Students spend their time abroad fulltime doing community development.   Together with the community or organisation students investigate how a community problem can be solved using  PAR research method. Following a course at the partner university can be part of this, depending on the possibilities at the destination.

Research: Within the elective Research students don’t use the PAR method, but another research method. Beside some Community development work (CD1) students spend most of their time at doing research for the organisation they work for. Part of this research could be “study” in order to realize the research objectives. For instance following an international course in research methods at the partner university.

Please note: optional parts of this minor are not available for all study directions and depending on availability at the project or in the country of destination.

Learning outcomes

The learning outcomes below will help you decide whether this minor matches your personal goals. The exact assessment criteria can be found in the OS/OER description of the minor.

Main goals:

  • From your own professional expertise you can participate in an intercultural and interdisciplinary cooperation context.
  • You're able to contribute in a sustainable way to specific needs of the local communtity you work in.
  • You will gain insight into the most current and relevant development cooperation themes, drawing on selected literature as well as the knowledge and experience of guest lecturers and professionals in the field. And you can reflect on this in order to develop your intercultural awareness and skills.

Mandatory part - Intercultural communication

  • You are able to explain cultural differences between your own country and your host country, referring to at least two theoretical models.
  • You are able to reflect on your interactions in specific situations abroad

Mandatory part - Community development 1 (CD1)

  • You are able to find out what the needs are of the local community. You are able to orient towards their needs, problems and opportunities, and analyse them in dialogue.
  • You are able to set up a small-scale research into actions to be taken within a local community/company/university/organisation/school. Ownership has been created within the community you worked with during the product/service development
  • You are able to contribute actively to the organisation/project/institute in which you are practising your discipline. You are aware of the UN sustainable development goals and you can relate them to your project.

Elective - Community development 2 (CD2)

  • You expand the activities from CD1 in time an intensity.
  • You implemented the Participatory Action Research cycle multiple times.

Elective – Research

  • You are able to use an appropriate research method for a problem in your professional discipline and you can apply this research study within a local community, business, organisation, school or university.
  • Together with the organisation and the supervisor you will draw up a research proposal. Based on this proposal the final report will be written.

An international course will be of most benefit to you if it complements your study and /or your professional profile. We would recommend that you speak with your academic counselor about your minor study choice.

Important!
You need to enroll for the minor before the first enrolment closes.
You need to send in both your motivation letter and résumé and also enroll for the minor in Alluris. 

For whom?
This minor is only available for the students of the HAN University of Applied Sciences and students of International Partners.

Admission requirements

  • You must have passed your propaedeutic exam and your sophomore (second) year. For some studies it is an advantage to have finished your internship.
  • For Social work: at least 30 credit points at level 3, i.e. you have at least half a year placement experience at level 3.
  • Effective communication skills in written and spoken English (minimum B2).
  • Affinity with international issues and multi-professional settings and intercultural communication.
  • Motivational letter and CV in English.

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Costs

  • You have to do an English level test of the HAN language center costs €10,00.
  • You need to save money for travel and living expenses abroad.
  • Most destinations work with a package fee for: pick up service at the airport, introduction programme and accommodation costs. Before departure we can inform you about the indicative costs.

Preparation

Your placement in a foreign country needs to be properly organized in advance of the course. For this reason, there will be 5 preparation evenings 4 months prior to the start of the course to organize your placement. For students starting this course in the first semester the preparation evenings start in March. And you will have one intensive preparation week in the beginning of July. Your departure date depends on the requirements of your placement, e.g. South Africa starts alreeady in the beginning of August.

For students starting this course in the second semester the preparation evenings start in October. And you will have an intensive preparation week in the beginning of February.

Basic understanding of the local language of the country you’re going to work and live in is important. If courses in local languages are offered by the organisation, you have to follow them.

100% attendance of the preparation programme is mandatory. Before or at the start of the course we will provide you with all mandatory dates.

Important

Applying for destinations of the Han Community Projects: Theewaterskloof South Africa, Bangalore India and Curacao;  a selection procedure within your own institute is necessary because we have limited placements.
Be aware that this is a selection procedure and that there is a possibility that you may not be able go to India, South Africa or Curaçao for this minor. So make sure you have a plan B!

You have to fill in an online application form. Choose the form: Application for HAN Community Projects. If you have any questions about this form, please contact:CommunityProjects@han.nl

The deadline for finishing your application form for joining the minor in semester 1 (September) is the first of March and for joining the minor in semester 2 (February) is the first of July .

Applying for other destinations: Vietnam, Bali Indonesia, Philippines and Bonaire and the pilot destinations, you will have to hand in your English written motivational letter and resume by sending it to: Minor.GlobalAwareness@han.nl

When you already decided your choice of destination, please send your motivational letter as soon as possible, we have limited places available. The deadline for handing in your motivational letter and resume is before 30 November or before 30 March.

Assessment

During this minor your performance will be assessed in the following ways:

  • Action Plan
  • Presentation including video
  • Final report depending on your chosen elective
  • Evaluation from your work placement supervisor
  • Your use of and given peer feedback
  • Intercultural communication and reflection portfolio report which will be tested with an oral exam
  • Public support activity

This minor has the following schedule and learning activities:

Schedule

  • 4-5 introduction evenings to organize the placement abroad and find a buddy.
  • Intensive one week preparation program and an introduction to online learning.
  • 16 weeks (full-time) / 9 weeks (part-time) placement abroad.
  • All students will do their work placement abroad, in an NGO, educational institute or a company depending on the professional direction of your study, with the focus on sustainable development.
  • Two post-placement weeks including reflection on the work placement, finalization of the assignments, presentations and a promotional activity.

Learning activities

In the Netherlands:

  • Preparation Evenings with guest lectures
  • Intensive week including guest lectures, games, digital storytelling and English lessons
  • Presentations

Abroad:

  • Working with and in the community
  • Online Learning community
  • Making use of (Scientific) literature and weblectures
  • Participatory Action Research
  • Peer feedback

Mandatory literature: Nunez Raya Nunez-Mahdi, C, Popma, L (2017) Intercultural sensitivity, from denial to intercultural competence, Koninklijke van Gorcum B.V. ISBN 978 90 232 555 0

All other literature, assignments and lectures will be available in the online learning environment and in the course guide.

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