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                                International NGO Fieldwork in Vancouver    

International NGO Fieldwork in Vancouver

Students will spend eight days in Vancouver and two days in Victoria during Spring Break to study International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). This experience will include students having a "Shadow Day" with an NGO in Vancouver. Participating students will sign up for PLS 3175: "NGOs and Social Service Outreach" in the Spring Semester. 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 during the winter intercession to observe Canadian-based International NGOs such as Greenpeace, which was founded in Vancouver. This hybrid course will consist of five classroom sessions before the Spring Break trip and one session after the trip.

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

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
*Vancouver Lookout
*FlyOver Canada
*University of Victoria
*Butchart Gardens
*Craigdarroch Castle
*Royal BC Museum

Approximate Program Cost: $1,990 (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

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