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BU Destination Programme: Summer Schools 2018

We are delighted to be launching the BU Destination Programme: Summer Schools 2018. This year two Destination Programmes will be held in Spain and Indonesia and will offer a programme of interactive lectures, workshops, and industry and cultural visits, hosted by our partner universities overseas. Please note that the advertised dates include travel.

  • Destination Spain Summer School at Universidad San Jorge (USJ) Zaragoza – from 8 - 15 April 2018
  • Destination Indonesia Summer School at BINUS Jakarta – from 1 - 9 June 2018

We are looking for students, at any level of their studies, who are keen to develop their intercultural skills and global awareness, enthusiastic to share their knowledge and experiences, and enrich the world as socially responsible global citizens.

You will be working together with your peers from the partner University to address one or more of the Global Grand Challenges related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, by researching and articulating the problem and presenting evolutionary or revolutionary ideas and solutions. Undertaking these projects will foster development of your global mind-set and enhance your employability profile. These activities are also eligible for inclusion in the Global Talent Programme. For more information about joining the Global Talent Programme visit the website.  

Further details on what is included in the package can be found below.

Programme outline

The programme for each summer school is comprised of four elements:

  • Insight into local socio-economic environment, culture and values
  • Experiential and social learning activities facilitated by local partner university students and staff
  • Business and cultural visits
  • Work towards a collaborative project related to UN Sustainable Development Goals. These are:
    • Goals 4 (Quality Education), 5 (Gender Equality), 10 (Reduced Inequalities) and 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) for Spain
    • Goals 4 (Quality Education), 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) and 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) for Indonesia.

Expected outputs

You will be working on the UN Sustainable Development Goals for your Destination Programme using a variety of research methods. The outcomes of your work will be presented through a portfolio of artefacts, demonstrating your observations, ideas and solutions. You will also be expected to collect evidence of the impact of your experience, through one of the following perspectives: geographic (e.g. focussing on chosen regions), demographic (e.g. focussing on graduates or youth) and/or sectorial (e.g. tourism, or public sector etc.). A final reflective artefact on student learning gains from the summer school will be documented and published.  

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