Travelling Knowledges: Local Cultures and Environments Across Geographies

This project will permit 62 University of Northern British Columbia students in any discipline to exchange knowledge on diverse issues in cultural safeguarding, sustainability and community development. Partnering with five non-traditional countries, this project will enhance educational experience and offer opportunities for experiential learning for 43 outbound students. Past programs showed that team travel works best with ‘target’ students as it reduces barriers, widens access and provides cultural safety. Thus, 58% of the funding is devoted to annual field schools. A project team will assist with emotional and academic needs to ensure UNBC students will gain inter-cultural and leadership skills in a supportive environment.

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