Architectural Technology: Habitat for Humanity
Building Systems Conference - Orlando
Students will travel to New Castle County, Delaware where they will participate in a 5-day Habitat for Humanity build. Following their Habitat for Humanity build, the group will spend 2 days visiting New York City, learning about the history of the city and its unique architectural styles.
Business Administration Semester Abroad - Belgium
Students from the Building Systems Engineering Technology program will have the opportunity to attend the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) winter conference in Orlando to discuss the latest topics in the building industry; participate in technical tours; attend ASHRAE Learning Institute courses; earn professional credits; and obtain ASHRAE certifications. Orlando also serves as the site of the AHR Expo, co-sponsored by ASHRAE and held in conjunction with the Winter Conference.
The two events combine to create the ideal atmosphere for those interested in advancing the building industry to network, inspect the latest technology and learn about the newest practices for the built environment.
Business Administration Semester Abroad - France
Three students in their second year of the Vanier College Business Administration program will have the opportunity to study for one semester at the Haute Ecole de la Province Liege in Belgium. The courses run from September to December and students are enrolled with other 30-40 European students as well as students from across the globe (Singapore, Mexico, South Korea and more). Their curriculum includes Entrepreneurship, Oversea Exports, International Marketing, Cross Cultural Marketing, International Insurance and language courses in French, German, and Spanish. These courses will be credited towards their DEC diploma in Business Administration.
Early Childhood Education: Germany Practicum
Business Administration has student exchange programs with nine Instituts Universitaires de Technologies in France and one Haute Ecole in Belgium. Students will spend six to eight weeks working at a local organizations and enterprises as part of a credited internship course to gain work experience in the Business field and improve their French language proficiency.
Environment & Wildlife Management Internships
Vanier ECE students will spend 2 weeks in a stage placement with students from the Early Childhood Education program in Oberstufenzentrum 1 (OSZ1) Barnim, Germany. Students will stay with homestay families who have a good understanding of the English language. The purpose of this trip is to provide students with exposure to another culture and to international ECE learning environments. Activities may also include visits to local sights in Potsdam such as Sans Souci, and Berlin.
Malawi Nursing Exchange
The Caño Palma Biological Station in Tortuguero,Limon, Costa Rica and the Toucan Ridge Ecology & Education Society in Belize will host 5 Environment and Wildlife Management students for a six week internship in January 2016.
The Caño Palma Biological Station is run by COTERC (Canadian Organization for
Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation), a Canadian non-profit organization that is dedicated to conserving rainforest biodiversity through
education and research. The Caño Palma Biological Station welcomes
researchers, interns, and volunteers from around the world who participate in
various projects at the station.
The Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society (T.R.E.E.S) is a newly formed
biological research station in the Mayan mountains of Belize which also
welcomes interns and volunteers to collect and analyze data with supervision
from Scientists and Researchers.
Students will receive 4.00 credits on completion of their internship and they will
be evaluated by the Environmental &Wildlife Management Department.
The Tropics: Opportunities and Challenges/An Exploration of Human-Environment Relationships in Belize
Since 2011 the Vanier nursing department has offered students in their final semester, the opportunity to study nursing in a more global context. Students complete their final seven week clinical rotation in both rural and urban settings in Malawi, Africa. Cultural values and beliefs and how these impact on health outcomes are examined. Students witness firsthand the effects that poverty has on health and have an opportunity to study a variety of endemic diseases that are rarely seen in Canada. Developing a greater meaningful care to our increasingly diverse population.
Each year the Vanier students carry medications as their second and third pieces of luggage. To date well over one hundred thousand dollars worth of life saving medications have been transported and administered in remote villager in central Malawi.
Vanier also hosts students and faculty from Kamuzu College of Nursing, our partner institution in Malawi, as part of our reciprocal agreement.
Russian Language Study Program
As part of an International Complementary Course, 25 students will have the opportunity to participate in an ecological and cultural field trip to Belize. The course examines the challenges faced, and solutions adopted, by many tropical countries addressed through a multi-disciplinary framework. Belize is the country of choice due to its many unique characteristics: The lowest population density but the second highest population growth rate in Central America; a rich variety of wildlife and ecosystems; 60% of its landmass covered by forest; the second largest barrier reef in the world; a unique history and culture dating back to the Mayan people; and strong environmental protection policies.
Industrial Electronics Training at Siemens (Ontario)
Students will participate in a four week study program at the Institute of Russian Language and Culture of the Saint-Petersburg State University. Students will receive twenty hours of language instruction per week. The goal of the trip is to enhance the linguistic ability of the students, to immerse them in the language environment and to expose them to Russian culture in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. This program is open to all students of all language levels.
In March 2016, twenty five (25) Industrial Electronics students will be given the opportunity to train at Siemens-Milltronics, a well known manufacturer of cell phones, trains and other electronic equipment. This one week training session allow students to experience typical job training at a world leading industrial facility where they will be prepped on topics such as process instrumentation and industrial communications. Also, students will meet with instrumentation manufacturers and will be given a tour of the local ethanol production facility.