Embark on an Academic Adventure with the Be World Ready course!
This dynamic course goes beyond the classroom, offering you the chance to sharpen problem-solving skills and analyze the world through both a global and local lens and preparing you to take meaningful action and make a positive impact in your communities.
As you gear up for your International Field Study, our pre-departure training awaits, covering cultural awareness, community engagement, and global leadership skills. Begin to understand Indigenous perspectives, enhance your career development, and gain global competencies, making you both work-ready and world-ready. Be World Ready is your ticket to academic excellence, cultural enrichment, and a future without bounds – the adventure begins now!
Picture this: A series of synchronous hybrid classes that seamlessly blend the virtual with the in-person bringing you together to meet your fellow learning cohort and your leads before you even step foot in the airport. This is not your typical NC course; it’s a dynamic experience that will truly prepare you for global success and your future career. Imagine immersing yourself in assignments and activities, some of which will unfold while you’re out there exploring the world – infusing the essence of international exploration into your coursework and onto your resume.
The Be World Ready course is free, because this is all about maximizing your learning experience and enhancing your IFS. Successful completion of the Be World Ready course isn’t just a checkbox; it’s your ticket to meeting our grant requirements.
Gear up for a course that promises to redefine your college experience. Learn more about the Be World Ready course and dive headfirst into the adventure of a lifetime! Check out our FAQs to get a sneak peek into what awaits you on this thrilling journey!
Empower, Explore, Evolve: An Indian Innovation Expedition with Niagara College
The Innovating Change program in India promotes a learning-first approach with lots of engagements with local changemakers while encouraging hands-on collaboration with several workshops and projects. Areas of critical focus in this program include social enterprise, sustainable communities, responsible consumption and production, and environmental conservation.
This program is accessible to most fitness levels but the number of community engagements combined with the variable and sometimes extreme climate, lots of travel, and a short hike in the Himalayas can make it feel highly physically intense. You will experience the combination of grassroots travel and community engagements as well as the local lodging, homecooked food, and off-the-beaten-path adventure in the Himalayas making the program highly immersive. Your accommodations and transportation will be comfortable and safe, but please anticipate a local and genuine experience in India; this is not a 5-star hotel experience.
Be thrilled by the hustle and bustle of Delhi, be calmed on the shores of the Ganges, be awed at the Taj Mahal, and be inspired by the mighty Himalayas. Travel to northern India and explore the world of social innovation and enterprise where continents collide and colour, flavour, and creativity burst from the seams.
From April 20 – May 4, you will travel with 14 NC peers and 2 NC staff, while you explore the world of social innovation and examine how Indian youth are mobilizing to address local, national, and global challenges in new and innovative ways. We’ll visit Delhi and learn from the next generation of change-makers before travelling to Rishikesh to experience a place where history, culture, and entrepreneurship come together. Finally, we’ll stay in Dharamsala where the Himalayas have inspired innovation for millennia. The combination of hands-on learning, cultural immersion, and adventure provides the perfect space for us to challenge ourselves and each other while reflecting on what the history, culture, theory, and practice of innovation in India can teach the world.
DEADLINE TO APPLY JANUARY 29, 2024 at 1:00PM
STEPS TO APPLY:
- First, complete the Eligibility Survey to make sure you qualify.
- 5 minutes to complete
- Visit college’s website to register for the India: Innovating Change IFS
- Approx. 30 minutes to complete, you will need a digital photo of your passport
- Confirmed eligible students will receive the instructions to make the $500 deposit due by January 29th, 2024 to confirm your seat.
- 10 minutes to complete, you’ll need your method of payment (e-transfer details, or credit card) and your passport for this step.
- Receive email confirmation that your seat has been saved from [email protected].
- Get your suitcase out!