In this Macquarie University program, undergraduate students complete an international placement while gaining academic credit toward their degree. PACE International activities provide students with the opportunity to enrich, apply and challenge academic learning in an international context, learn through participation, and build skills that employers value.
Scope Global’s role is to facilitate opportunities for students to develop new skills, travel to new places and engage with the big issues shaping the future of society. This year Scope Global provided effective in-country pastoral care to students in China, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vanuatu.
Students from a variety of academic disciplines completed PACE activities in 2016–17. For example:
- In the Philippines, students supported local organisation Bahay Tuluyan by participating in its annual Children’s Assembly and completing training on the Convention on the Rights of the Child
- In Vanuatu, law students engaged in a collaborative project involving critical research to examine aspects of legal and policy responses surrounding the impacts of climate change in Vanuatu
- In China, students completed internships at international law firms, and engineering placements at a number of partner organisations
- In Malaysia, three students undertook professional engagement placements in marketing and human resources in Kuala Lumpur. In Sabah, students conducted research focused on the Tagal system and how it is impacted by pollution, land clearing and other activities that lead to degradation of the river.