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Happiness Now Project - Tanzania

Application Deadline: Jan. 05, 2024
Dates: May 11 - May 26, 2024
Location: Tanzania
Estimated Cost: $4,100 (Program fee & Guard.me Insurance)
Bursary amount: $1500 / $2500
Physical activity requirement: Level 2

Summary

The 2024 Happiness Project will take place for two weeks in May 2024 in Arusha, Tanzania at the VETA Hotel & Tourism Training Institute (VHTTI). NSCC students and employees will work with counterparts from VHTTI to learn about entrepreneurship models in the region. A special focus will be on women entrepreneurs and the team will work on developing strategies to empower these women to have economic stability.

The students will also work in groups on a “mini-venture” project, designing small businesses to be implemented on campus to raise funds to support some of the local entrepreneurs. Students will learn about social entrepreneurship and the importance it brings to communities.

Students will stay on campus in the training hotel and will have access to all hotel-like amenities.

Some global skills opportunities can fall under the Prior Learning and Assessment (PLAR) Procedures | NSCC. Students interested in this process should seek advice from a faculty advisor and academic chair prior to travel to review whether the international learning program could satisfy program or course learning outcomes.

For more information watch the Happiness Project short documentary.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Apply knowledge, skills and attitudes from tasks and projects in an international setting; 
  • Outline the benefits of cross-cultural collaboration for work-related projects and tasks; 
  • Build evidence of experiences and new learning (both personal and industry related) for portfolio development and the education of others; 
  • Assess safety and risk pertaining to international travel to make informed decisions about traveling abroad; 
  • To identify and reflect on the differences and similarities between Canada and Tanzania. 

Timeline

Subject to change

October 2023 - Applications launched

January  5, 2024 - Application deadline

January 2024 - Student selection 

February 2024 - Online pre-departure course begins

April 19, 2024 - Pre-departure conference

May 11-26, 2024 - Happiness Now Project in Tanzania

June 2024 - Evaluation and debrief

Fall 2024 - Celebration of learning

 

Student Eligibility

This program is open to students from any program at NSCC with an interest in entrepreneurship. Students must be in good academic standing. Some international learning programs can fall under the Prior Learning and Assessment (PLAR) Procedures | NSCC. Students interested in this process should seek advice from a faculty advisor and academic chair prior to travel to review whether the international learning program could satisfy program or course outcomes.

Travel advice and advisories

The Government of Canada’s Travel Advice and Advisories will help you make informed decisions about safe travel while you are outside of Canada.

Review travel advisories for Tanzania

Cost Breakdown

Item Cost (estimated)
Program Fee (includes airfare, local accommodations, in-country ground transportation, program activities and some meals) $4,000
Passport and any associated fees (if having to apply for one) $200
Guard.me travel insurance (mandatory purchased through Guard.me). NSCC International books $100
Immunizations & prescriptions (cost will vary depending on individual) - student responsibility $150-$500
Transportation to and from Halifax airport (cost will vary depending on location) $200
Other meals and incidentals (will vary depending on individual) $200
Items of personal nature, tourism activities and excursions outside of the program and souvenirs (varies depending on individual) $200

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