FSCH050 - Field Study
In the 21st century, leaders are facing new situations that are characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Top organizations and international institutions are identifying capacities in leadership that are now critical. Students must develop skills to tackle emerging complex situations through collaboration, empathy, adaptability, community engagement and systems thinking.
This trip engages students in understanding the advantages of strategic global partnerships through a field trip abroad to a country outside Canada. This international field trip provides opportunity to experience cross-cultural dimensions of global leadership and to engage in discussions with key geo-political stakeholder groups, which may include Indigenous groups, civil society activists and groups, the military, and businesses. Excursions offer a contextualized understanding of economic disparity, Indigenous or minority group concerns, and political change.
The travel tour is designed for participants interested in cultural exploration through firsthand experience; globally focused, culturally aware leaders building an awareness for the key regions, issues, communities and networks. This travel tour is ideal for those new to the region as well as for those with more experience. Through a wide range of experiences and practical, applied learning, you will develop a robust understanding of the growing need of interconnection of global communities and planetary health.