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MON2100: Global immersion guarantee program

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Global immersion guarantee program

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The Global Immersion Guarantee is a funded, field-work centred unit exploring the interlinkage of the environment, society and technology. Drawing on and experiencing in-country case studies as examples, you will travel to one of six locations, including India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, The Pacific Islands or China, you will undertake this solutions focused where you will study the human impact on the environment. Based in one of the international locations, you will undertake field work with partner organisations that focus on areas such as climate change, food and water security, conservation and urbanisation, eco-tourism, the impact of key regional economic sectors on the local environment, global supply chains and environmental sustainability. The fieldwork components of this unit will allow you to apply the theoretical knowledge they gain in class to real world problems. You will be required to complete work prior to, during and after their time overseas, which combines online and face-to-face learning and engagement. Before you go, you will undertake a series of online lessons that will help you develop their intercultural competence, the theoretical concepts you will apply while overseas, and develop an understanding of the country in which you are visiting. While overseas, you will engage with and learn from local organisations leading solutions to sustainability challenges. You will complete a series of lectures and seminars, and draw on field work to complete assessment tasks. After your immersion, you will be required to complete major assessment tasks that will prompt you to reflect on the overall experience and apply the theoretical frameworks examined in local country contexts.


1 - Quiz - 5% 2 - Reflection - 10% 3 - Case Summary - 10% 4 - Group Presentation - 20% 5 - E-Folio - 25% 6 - Submission Statement - 30%


Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

Global challenges

Our Strategic Plan, Impact 2030, charts the path for how Monash will actively respond to climate change, preserving geopolitical security and fostering thriving communities over the next decade. Read more

This unit covers content related to the following Global Challenges:

Climate Change

Sustainable development goals

Adopted by the UN Member States in 2015, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. Read more

This unit covers content related to the following SDGs:

1. No Poverty 2. Zero Hunger 3. Good Health and Well-Being 4. Quality Education 5. Gender Equality 6. Clean Water and Sanitation 7. Affordable and Clean Energy 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure 10. Reduced Inequalities 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities 12. Responsible Consumption and Production 13. Climate Action 14. Life Below Water 15. Life on Land 16. Peace Justice and Strong Institutions

If we want to make a change, I think it's about not waiting 'til you get into the business world, not waiting 'til you get to your end destination where you think you can make a change. I think change can happen right now as university students.

MON2100: Global immersion guarantee program

Grace, India, 2022

Grace in India

I really feel grateful for this experience because not a lot of people have a chance to travel and have that opportunity to just immerse themselves in another person’s culture and see the differences and similarities between Indonesia and Australia. I think that’s really important.

MON2100: Global immersion guarantee program

Numan, Indonesia, 2022

Numan in Indonesia

It’s given me insight into sustainability issues. Also, it’s got me thinking about what solutions you can actually apply.

MON2100: Global immersion guarantee program

Phoebe, Malaysia, 2022