InspirationFavoritesHoursCourses I TeachBooks I have publishedArticles
ProjectsPhotosBooks I have published

Send me an E-mail



                              Trip contingent on COVID travel guidelines.

                                              Student Comments About the Trip

International NGO Fieldwork in Vancouver

Students will spend 9 days in Vancouver, 2 days in Victoria, 1 day in the world famous Whistler Ski Resort during January 2022 Winter Intercession to study International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). This experience will include students having a weeklong internship with an NGO in Vancouver. Participating students enrolled will enroll in PLS 3175: "NGOs and Social Service Outreach" in the Fall Semester 2021. Student create their own nonprofit organization in this course. Students also learned 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 work in Canadian-based International NGOs. This trip might be moved to Spring Break 2022 or cancelled based on the COVID travel guidelines at the time. All students for this trip must be vaccinated and must be in possession of vaccination passport in order to enter Canada.

Internship NGOs
*Habitat for Humanity
*Seva Canada
*Union Gospel Mission
*Global Aid Network
*Children of the Street
*Lean In Canada
*KidSport BC
*Plastic Oceans Foundation

Site Visits
*University of British Columbia
*Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
*UBC Museum of Anthropology
*East Hastings Street
*Vancouver Olympic Oval Centre
*Stanley Park
*Sea to Sky Gondola
*Queen Elizabeth Park
*Granville Island Public Market
*Vancouver Aquarium
*Canada Place
*Science World British Columbia
*Vancouver Lookout
*FlyOver Canada
*University of Victoria
*Butchart Gardens
*Craigdarroch Castle
*Royal BC Museum

Approximate Program Cost: $2,225 (includes airfare, lodging, food)
Vancouver Hotel
Victoria Hotel
Whistler Hotel

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

For the Application Process:
Grace Olguin
Study Abroad, International Center
Bldg. 1, Rm 104
Telephone: (909) 869-4730