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The Start of Your Incredible Journey

Embark on a Life-Changing Adventure:
The Diploma in International Volunteering (Global Citizenship)

Ready to leave a mark on the world? Dreaming of stepping into the shoes of a global citizen and rising up against the world's toughest challenges, like poverty, inequality, climate change, and human rights? Then strap in, because our Diploma in International Volunteering with a Specialization in Global Citizenship is your launchpad to do exactly that.

At the core of this diploma is our star module: Global Citizenship. This is where you'll dive deep into what it means to be a global citizen in today's ever-evolving society. With insights from diverse disciplines such as political science, sociology, economics, and environmental studies, you'll sharpen your critical thinking and ethical reasoning abilities. Plus, you'll get to know the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) like the back of your hand, understanding their crucial role in driving sustainable and equitable development across the globe.

This module isn't just about lectures and textbooks, it's a full-on, interactive adventure with you at the helm! It's all about active learning and self-reflection. You'll be nudged to engage with a myriad of perspectives on global issues, boosting your intercultural competence and communication chops. You'll also get the lowdown on various forms of civic engagement and activism, empowering you to use your voice to make waves in the issues you hold dear.

By the end of this module, you'll have honed your own unique philosophy of global citizenship and its connection to your personal goals and future aspirations. You'll be armed with the knowledge and skills to continue your global citizenship journey beyond the confines of this module, transforming into a lifelong learner and advocate for positive change.

So, are you ready to join us in the Diploma in International Volunteering with a Specialization in Global Citizenship? Become part of a vibrant community of passionate change-makers committed to making the world a better place. Don't wait another second - apply now and start your journey towards global citizenship today!

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The Diploma

Key Information

Planning a volunteering trip abroad and looking to sprinkle in some academic recognition? Or perhaps you're eyeing a career in international volunteering, and a formal qualification could give you the edge?

Our Diploma in International Volunteering is the perfect blend of giving back and getting ahead. It's a chance to make a difference in local communities while earning academic recognition for your personal development and service-learning journey, whether you're volunteering or embarking on a meaningful internship.

Sure, academic credit is always a good thing, but pair it with volunteering and you're in for an enriching, multi-layered service-learning experience. Picture this: academia, travel, sustainability, global citizenship, project management, and life experience are all tied up in one neat package. This unique combo of skills won't just turn heads, it'll be formally recognized by universities and employers alike.

No matter your age or life stage, the Diploma in International Volunteering is a universally recognized gem that will sparkle on your resume forever

How to Earn Your International Volunteering Diploma

The Diploma in International Volunteering is an online course you can complete from anywhere in the world. The course is your trusty sidekick before, during, and after your volunteering journey. Once you've successfully completed it, you'll be able to bag academic credit and an accredited diploma-level qualification.

The course unfolds over five exciting modules:

  • Preparing for an international volunteering placement (6 hours)

  • Planning for selection as an international volunteer (8 hours)

  • Global Citizenship (8 hours)

  • Completing your volunteering abroad placement (6 hours of online content + 20 hours minimum work placement * Reflecting on your placement (8 hours)

The course requires students to volunteer abroad for a minimum of 2 weeks and takes approximately 36 hours of additional study time to complete. Don't worry - we've designed it to be flexible, so you can start and finish each module at your own pace, on your own schedule. Each module comes with course notes, videos, recommended readings, and compulsory assignments. Ideally, you'll want to complete the first 3 modules before you jet off on your volunteering trip. The 4th module is completed during your volunteering abroad trip, and the 5th is your post-trip reflection. To receive course credit, all five modules must be completed.

Transferring Your Academic Credit: The How-To

Academic course credits are tallied up differently around the globe. But fear not - the International Volunteering Diploma is a level 3 diploma, accredited by the National Open College Network (NOCN). Although the course is based in the UK, all credits are transferable internationally, no matter where you hail from or what university or college you attend.

To give you an idea, the NOCN Level 3 Diploma in International Volunteering is a 41 credit (TQT) of 410, including 173 Guided Learning Hours (GLH). In the UK, it's the equivalent of 16 UCAS points. In Europe, it translates to 20-21 academic credits. In the US, it equals 10 academic credits. For the rest of the world, the number of academic credits you'll earn varies from country to country. But rest assured, the academic value of the diploma will be recognized and accepted by your university

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