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Empowering Students to Advance the SDGs Through International Experiences (E)

Stream: Demonstrating Leadership in Sustainability

Meeting the SDGs is an international effort that requires students to have a global perspective while working on specific local projects that contribute to the larger goals. Self-directed and SDG-focused international work integrated learning experiences are a powerful way for students to develop a global understanding of issues and for them to contribute to achieving the SDGs on-the-ground while abroad. However, students need support in planning and preparing for these experiences. This session will discuss the challenges and benefits of supporting students to take on these kinds of experiences and explore opportunities for partnerships as well as different planning tactics to better support students to embark on their international SDG journeys.

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