Researching English as a second language at a school in Suriname, giving surfing lessons at a surf school in South Africa or cooking with children at (OOSH) care in New Zealand. In the International Practice minor, you will do an internship and research abroad. You will get to know another culture and gain international experience.
To find an internship, you can contact HZ International Office. Before you go abroad, you follow a preparation programme. All kinds of subjects are dealt with, such as intercultural communication and the phenomenon of culture shock. Attention is also paid to dealing with homesickness. You share with your fellow students what you already know about the country you are going to. You are taught how to set up a research project. You will need this knowledge, because in addition to doing an internship, you will conduct research and develop a product. Such a product could be, for example, a teaching kit or a protocol. When you are abroad, you will send a report of your work every week. Back in the Netherlands, you will ask a fellow student to give feedback on your research report. You conclude the minor with a presentation to your fellow students and lecturers about what you have done and learnt.