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Unit rationale, description and aim

The Development Education Special Project allows students enrolled in a Bachelor of International Development Studies to undertake a major capstone study experience in the event of an international immersion program being unfeasible as a result of a) international travel bans arising from terrorist attack or natural disaster or b) a student circumstance (i.e. major health issues) that prevents international travel.

The Development Education Special Project is a flexible program of study that can consist of an onshore internship with an approved development organisation, an onshore in-community immersion experience (where, for example, a student engages with a defined group of asylum seekers living in the Australian community) or a tailored undergraduate-level development research project.

The focus of the unit is to study and reflect on various approaches to humanitarian and development work. Students will develop knowledge and skills from the special project that can be applied to their future careers.

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