Run in partnership with Australian Volunteers International (AVI), PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) International offers you a unique opportunity to participate in project work with community partners around the world. You can apply classroom learning, theories and research to real-world situations and gain skills employers value, while contributing to a more just, inclusive and sustainable society.
PACE International currently has a range of activities available with different partners in countries around the world. All activities can be embedded into your program of study so they count towards your degree while you learn from and contribute to the global community. Some PACE International activities can be undertaken as co-curricular activities - just for experience, not credit.
By participating in PACE International you can:
- increase your understanding of your place in the world
- apply classroom learning to real-world situations
- contribute to positive social change with communities around the world
- develop a global perspective and cross-cultural understanding
- gain academic credit towards your degree
Australian Volunteers International (AVI) is an independent not-for-profit organisation that manages people-centred development projects in over 38 countries. In the 60 years since AVI's establishment they have placed over 9,000 Australian volunteers throughout the world. AVI is the PACE International Program Partner and brings extensive experience in international volunteering to form mutually beneficial partnerships with community organisations.
Other international experiences through PACE
You or your unit convenor may identify a PACE partner and work with them to develop an activity within the framework of a faculty PACE unit and approved by your unit convenor. These international experiences are unique in design and vary across regions, disciplines, partners and interests. To find out more about these opportunities, please contact your faculty PACE office.