Courses & Units

Bringing the World Back Home HUM107

This unit is only available to students who have been accepted into the prescribed in-country program. For further information; please contact the Unit Coordinator; Dr. Taufiq Tanasaldy:


This unit is designed to be taken by students as an elective or experience & engagement unit in conjunction with an overseas study program such as an exchange program, independent study abroad, or short-term program. Using materials available through Creative Commons, the unit comprises a number of themes that encompass the three stages of the overseas study experience: pre-departure, in-country and return. The particular focus is on 'Bringing the Learning Home' and on making the most of overseas study as an opportunity for lifelong learning. The themes are broadly categorised as Exploration, Reflection, Stereotypes, Cultural relativism, Communication, Adaptation and Coping, Transformation, Education and culture, and Professionalism.


Unit name Bringing the World Back Home
Unit code HUM107
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages
Coordinator Doctor Taufiq Tanasaldy
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Winter school Off-Campus International Domestic
Online 11 Week Session Oct Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Winter school 3/6/2024 11/6/2024 24/6/2024 14/7/2024
11 Week Session Oct 30/9/2024 17/10/2024 8/11/2024 15/12/2024

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Reinterpret intercultural challenges as learning opportunities
  • Reflect on their own intercultural skills
  • Notice and interpret subtle cultural differences
  • Consolidate and generalise the lessons that they have learnt while sojourning overseas
  • Apply critical reflective abilities to their own cultural orientations

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.


Teaching Pattern

This unit is offered fully online. Students are required to study the teaching modules and complete the required activities within the study period. Some of the modules are to be taken while students are traveling in-country.

AssessmentSelf introduction task|Short general quizzes on the specific country and language (10%)|Reflective tasks in audio-visual format (45%)|Short written exercises (45%)
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