UCC DFAS J-Term Scholarship Student Exchange Programme

By | July 16, 2018

UCC DFAS J-Term Scholarship Student Exchange Programme

Meet undergraduate students of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (DFAS), UCC on a student exchange programme at the University of Rhode Island (URI).
This year’s programme is the first of the J-Term Student Exchange Programme instituted by DFAS in collaboration with the Coastal Resources Center, URI. The programme is designed to expose prospective undergraduate students of the Department to a multicultural setting and a network of students, within Ghana, Africa and across the globe. In doing so, the J-Term seeks to enhance the academic knowledge of participating undergraduate students in global fisheries and coastal resource management issues whilst deepening their appreciation to a multi-disciplinary approach and cross-cultural perspective to addressing these issues.
This year, all five students are spending two weeks at the North Campus of the University of  Rhode Island, USA where they are learning at the Coastal Resources Centre (CRC).
The first week of the programme is dedicated to academic-oriented activities that have elements of fisheries, aquaculture, oceanography and coastal resource management whilst the second week focuses on developing the interpersonal skills, team building, and critical thinking of the students in addressing socio-cultural issues.
Thanks to the USAID/UCC Fisheries and Coastal Management Capacity Building Support Project for providing full scholarship for the exchange programme and the Sustainable Fisheries Management Project, CRC, URI for their support.
 
 

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