International Exposure

International Exposure

The International Plus Program awards credit to academic and cultural experiences with an international component.

The students are asked to seek and participate in their international exposure requirements without the involvement of International Services.

Students must complete a total of 30 exposure hours to complete the program. The exposure hours can be a combination of any of the following:

Experience

Requirements

Hours

Exchange or study abroad

1 semester or 1 year. At a Brock partner institution or approved overseas institution. Details can be found here.

30

Overseas course or study tour

Led by Brock University or an approved overseas institution  (Example: Experiential Learning Program, Solidarity Experience)

30

Domestic internship

With an international organisation and working on tasks internationally related.

30

Overseas volunteer experience

Unpaid community work.

30

Domestic volunteer experience

Unpaid community work. With an international organisation and working on internationally related tasks.  (Example: Ten Thousand Villages, Celebration of Nations , Folk Arts Niagara)

30

Work abroad

Paid employment overseas.

30

Participation at an overseas symposium, conference, or competition

Demonstrating active participation (Example: Model United Nations) Participating in workshops, undertaking community work, delivering a paper, presenting, contributing to a declaration, etc.

30

Participation at a domestic competition

Demonstrating active participation. Debating involving an international issue, international business simulations, involving at least 10 hours of preparation time.

20

Serving on the executive of a club or society on-campus

1 semester or more. Demonstrating at least 5 hours a month of contribution to the club's activities. The club or society must have an international edge.

20

Participation at a symposium or conference

At least one day. The event must be internationally themed. Demonstrating active participation, through participating in workshops, undertaking community work, delivering a paper, presenting, contributing to a declaration, etc.  (Example: Crossing Borders)

8/day

Attending an on-campus conference

1 day or more. Run by a university department, society or student club. Internationally themed.

8/day

Attending 2 on-campus seminars

2 seminars of less than 1 day each. Run by a university department, society or student club. Internationall y themed (Example: Celebration of Nations)

8

Serving as a BrockGUIDE

The BrockGUIDE Peer Partner program starts during Orientation Week and continues for a few weeks afterward. It involves pairing up a Canadian student with an incoming international student to help the international student become familiar and comfortable with the university and community.For more information or any questions, please contact: Michael Wesily mwesily@brocku.ca 
BrockGUIDE Peer Partner requirements:
-Minimum second year student
-Must have good knowledge of Brock and the St. Catharines/Niagara community.

10

Conversation Partner

This volunteer opportunity involves just a couple of hours a week. You will be paired up with a student who is part of the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) at Brock and you will help them practice their English simply by talking to them and spending time with them. For more information, contact eslbrock@brocku.ca

10

Other

Discuss with international.plus@brocku.ca for approval.