Essay on Sport and Development: The Special Olympics

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The tour is open to student enrolled in the Diploma of Sport and Development. This project gives the student the opportunity to stay and volunteer in the USA for two weeks. Giving them opportunity to understand and learn from the sport industry in the USA. From the 25 July to the 2 August 2015, Los Angeles, California will be hosting The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. This event will cater for 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing over 170 countries, utilising 30,000 volunteers. This is slated to be the world’s largest sports and humanitarian event in 2015. This event would not exist without the commitment of volunteers. The main focus of this program is for the students to undertake a volunteering role which will …show more content…
Operating in an extremely competitive and globalised training market, international engagement is paramount to the success of VU becoming renowned as Australia's Sport University. This opportunity would create a reputation for VU in knowledge exchange between Australia and other countries, where learning is served with students who are mentally and physically (actively participating) involved in the process. This project will enable students to experience a different country’s cultures, socio-economic and educational backgrounds. This would be a unique curriculum and approach to learning and teaching, emphasising industry focused practice-integrated learning, through volunteer service and community engagement for the Diploma of Sport and Development students. Presenting students the opportunity to explore their knowledge in a real life context, understanding that learning extends away from the classroom. The aspiration of this tour is to assist students to be more competitive in an increasingly globalised world, by encouraging a sense of belonging whilst supporting their personal growth. This growth can assist with student retention at the university with the students seeking to engage in further education. Therefore, supporting the need for international education programs while students are undertaking vocational education.
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