Clash of Cultures and Pathways to Peace for university students
King’s University College at Western University is recognized for its academic programs which empower their students by nourishing their capacity for critical thought, articulate expression, creativity and ethical action.
King’s is committed to internationalization, diversity and inclusiveness. King’s programs, grounded in the liberal arts - including World Religions, Social Justice and Peace Studies, International Relations and Diplomacy, Intellectual and Political History and the study of Childhood and Social Institutions are the academic foundations of the King’s Global Institute. At the heart of this institute is King’s talented faculty who combine their internationally recognized research with a passion for teaching thereby creating a challenging and supportive learning environment.
The focus of this year’s Global Institute - “Clash of Cultures and Pathways to Peace” provides students an opportunity to examine and discuss the complex issues of cultural and religious conflict as well as the necessity of creating pathways to peace within the context of the present and the past.
In addition to the stimulating lectures and discussion (four days a week), participants will have the opportunity to connect with King’s students in a daily activities and excursions as well as day trips to Niagara Falls (one of the world’s natural wonders), Toronto’s Canada’s Wonderland Amusement Park and Lake Huron, one of Canada’s “Great Lakes”.
The program includes:
A series of lectures by four faculty experts:
- Dr. J.K. Kato, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies (http://www.kings.uwo.ca/academics/religious-studies/
- Dr. P. Ryan, Associate Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies - Childhood and Social Studies (http://www.kings.uwo.ca/academics/childhood-and-social-institutions/)
- Dr. T. Tieku, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Coordinator, Social Justice and Peace Studies (http://www.kings.uwo.ca/academics/political-science/)
- Dr. R. Ventresca, Associate Professor, Department of History (http://www.kings.uwo.ca/academics/history/)
INSTRUCTION HOURS: 24 hours in total
King's will provide documentation of the program for credit appraisal to partner university for student records.
Students whose first language in not english will be required to provide english language proficiency test scores of:
- I.E.L.T.S. (International English Language Testing System) - 6.0 IELTS
- T.O.E.F.L. (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Students must achieve a written TOEFL score of 550
- T.O.E.F.L. IBT - 80 and above (reading score of 15 and above, listening score of 16 and above and a writing score of 15 and above)
Who is the provider:
King’s University College at Western University has extensive experience in providing excellent academic programs to international students. King’s outstanding reputation is based on small classes lead by excellent teachers who are renowned scholars. The wonderful teaching environment is supported with experiential learning. The campus is well equipped in technology and academic, research and residential facilities and complimented by the extensive resources of the world class Western University located only minutes away. King’s is located in a quiet, safe neighborhood.
London is recognized as an educational hub in Canada. Students love London as a safe, green, lively city located close to Toronto and Niagara Falls. London has a vibrant cultural life and is blessed with a diverse population representing a wide range of cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. The London region has a wide range of business activity in manufacturing, industry, infrastructure development, technology transfer, financial and insurance personal services, intellectual property licensing amongst others.
- Airport transfer: pickup and return from Toronto (only available for groups)
- Health Insurance
- Food and Residence Accommodation (Double Room)
- Day Excursions to Niagara Falls, Toronto’s Canada’s Wonderland and Lake Huron
- Daily activities and excursions
- Email and Internet Access
- Fitness Gym Facilities
Universities who send more than 15 students will be extended a complimentary program (exclusive of airfare) to a faculty member or administrator.
- Application Deadline: April 30, 2018
- Payment Deadline: May 15, 2018
- Visa Application: May 31, 2018
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