A global citizen

International Community Development student, Sam Suendermann, took her studies to Fiji and India where she gained priceless hands-on experience.

"My study at VU has opened my eyes and my mind to the world. The university is such a mix of cultures, stories and experiences set in an all-embracing environment.

My Bachelor of Arts (Community Development – International Stream) enabled me to combine my love of travel with study. As well as studying abroad in Fiji for two semesters, I attended a month long program in India where I worked in a remote village, helping local women set up sustainable and empowering businesses.

This practical experience gave me a thorough and realistic view of society outside of the Western world. Victoria University’s practical course components enable you to gain invaluable on-the-job experience – I am so glad that I had this opportunity."

Courses studied

Bachelor of Arts (Community Development) – International Stream [now offered as Bachelor of Community Development].

Find out more about community development courses at VU