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ARTS2000 – International Exchange Experience

2020 – Session 1, Weekday attendance, On location at placement

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Panos Vlachopoulos
Credit points Credit points
Prerequisites Prerequisites
80cp and permission by special approval
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit is an exciting opportunity for students admitted to the Bachelor of Arts who wish to undertake a full time load of study related to their major/s at an overseas partner university. You can undertake a full-semester exchange with one of the 200 universities in more than 50 countries. A semester exchange can enrich your university experience and allow you to travel the world. You can then receive 40credit points of credit for these experiences towards your Core Zone of your degree at Macquarie. Students intending to enrol in this unit in Session 1 must apply through Macquarie Abroad by July of the previous year, or in Session 2 by March of the same year. https://students.mq.edu.au/experience/travel-while-studying If you do not wish to undertake a full time load of study overseas you still have the opportunity to undertake less than 40cps of exchange units in your flexible zone of your degree.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Complete approved university units of study in another overseas partner university.
  • ULO2: Critically reflect on their experience of the culture of their study destination.
  • ULO3: Develop an enhanced sense of global community and cultural literacy.
  • ULO4: Reflect on the experience of studying in a foreign country.
  • ULO5: Recognise how engagement with a different culture and community facilitates mutually beneficial opportunities for the generation and sharing of knowledge.
  • ULO6: Reflect on how, as global citizens, individuals can contribute to the well-being of people and the planet through a socially inclusive international community.

Assessment Tasks

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Delivery and Resources

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Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

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