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Vancouver Alternative Spring Break: March 16-25, 2018










INTERNATIONAL FIELD RESEARCH: SPRING BREAK 2018 (March 16-25)

Students will spend seven days in Vancouver and two days in Victoria for an Alternative Spring Break to study International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). Participating students will sign up for PLS 499: "International NGOs and Social Service Outreach" (13876) in the Winter Quarter 2018, Tuesdays: 6:00-9:50 p.m. Students will create their own nonprofit organization in this course. Students will also learn how to write grant proposals. This course will examine the missions of international NGOs such as Doctors Without Borders, MAP International, The Red Cross, The Salvation Army, World Vision, Habitat for Humanity, CARE, Oxfam, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation among other NGOs. At the end of this course, students will travel to Vancouver to observe Canadian-based International NGOs such as Greenpeace, which was founded in Vancouver.

NGO Presentations
*Greenpeace Canada
*Education Beyond Borders
*Seva
*Food for the Hungry Canada
*Lattitude Global Volunteering
*Grace Rwanda
*Global Aid Network
*Imagine1Day

Site Visits
*University of British Columbia
*UBC Museum of Anthropology
*Vancouver Olympic Oval Centre
*Stanley Park
*Queen Elizabeth Park
*Granville Island Public Market
*Vancouver Aquarium
*Canada Place
*Bill Reid Gallery
*Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
*Science World British Columbia
*Chinatown
*Vancouver Lookout
*Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
*University of Victoria
*Butchart Gardens
*Craigdarroch Castle
*Royal BC Museum

Approximate Program Cost: $1,880 (includes airfare, lodging, food)

Financial Aid is available for those who are eligible.
Contact: Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
Cal Poly Pomona University
(909) 869-3706

For More Information:
Dr. Renford Reese
Political Science Department
E-mail: rrreese@cpp.edu

For Administrative Issues:
Grace Olguin
Study Abroad, International Center
Bldg. 1, Rm 104
Telephone: (909) 869-4682
E-mail: golguin@cpp.edu

See 2018 Dubai/Hong Kong Summer Study Abroad Program