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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 make a global impact? Our Diploma in International Volunteering with a Specialization in Global Citizenship is your pathway to addressing critical issues like poverty, inequality, climate change, and human rights.

Core Module: Global Citizenship

In this star module, you'll explore the essence of being a global citizen in today's dynamic world. Drawing from political science, sociology, economics, and environmental studies, you'll enhance your critical thinking and ethical reasoning skills. You'll also gain in-depth knowledge of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their role in promoting sustainable and equitable development.

Interactive Learning Experience

This module offers an interactive and engaging learning experience. You'll immerse yourself in diverse perspectives on global issues, improving your intercultural competence and communication skills. You'll also learn about various forms of civic engagement and activism, empowering you to advocate for the causes you care about.

Personal Growth and Lifelong Learning

By the end of this module, you'll have developed a unique philosophy of global citizenship aligned with your personal goals and aspirations. You'll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to continue your global citizenship journey, becoming a lifelong learner and advocate for positive change.

Join our Diploma in International Volunteering with a Specialization in Global Citizenship and become part of a community dedicated to making the world a better place. 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.

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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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