Courses & Units

Bringing the World Back Home HUM107


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
Hobart 5 Week Session Feb A Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart 11 Week Session Oct Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
11 Week Session Oct 26/9/2022 13/10/2022 4/11/2022 11/12/2022
5 Week Session Feb A 24/1/2022 1/2/2022 14/2/2022 6/3/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. 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

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
099999 $1,828.00 $858.00 not applicable $2,108.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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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.

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