1.2.P. Poster session: 'internationalisation'

Date:  Wednesday 7 October
Time: 10:45AM - 12:00PM
Location: PZ

Session Type: Poster

Voluntourism – more harm than good? Getting international projects right (1160)

Universities are expanding global learning options for their student populations. Internships to go-sees and all the scenarios in-between are growing as universities recognise their value in supporting skills development and employability. Australian Volunteers International (AVI) delivers global student programs for Macquarie University and Melbourne University, and with VOICE Australia. This work has seen thousands of students placed in more than 15 countries, providing AVI with opportunities to inform the sector on how to create responsible programs that achieve outcomes for all stakeholders. Getting it wrong can cause huge reputational damage. This poster session will explore how to choose sending agencies as providers or using in-house programs and how to create sustainable models that deliver tangible outcomes.

Key interest area (KIA): INT
Sector(s): HE, VET

Ms Treaisa Rowe, Program Manager, Student Programs, Australian Volunteers International, Australia