The Indigenous Global Learning Program gives Indigenous students from Douglas College, Langara and the University of the Fraser Valley opportunities to study abroad with global partner institutions. Our global partners include Northern Arizona University and the University of Hawaii in Manoa.
This program is funded by Global Skills Opportunity, the Government of Canada’s Outbound Student Mobility Pilot Program. Global Skills Opportunity covers most of the tuition and travel costs associated with this program, giving Indigenous students access to an affordable international education.
How the Indigenous Global Learning Program works
The program is divided into two parts:
A four-month online course (three credits), that focuses on a special topic related to Indigenous people’s knowledge, history, language, art or related cultural elements. Each offering is unique and tied to the expertise of the instructor and field school that follows. As part of the course, Elders and Knowledge Keepers provide spiritual and cultural guidance to students and give an Indigenous welcome to the class. Also, international guest speakers offer their cultural perspective on topics that are part of the course.
A two-week field school (three credits) that takes place at one of our partner institutions around the world. Students will visit sites of importance to local Indigenous peoples, meet with local Elders and Knowledge Keepers, and engage in cultural activities.
For more information, including application deadlines and information sessions, visit MyGlobal.
Contact Karen Ng, Mobility Program Coordinator, Global Engagement