• icon-altFall or Spring
  • qxio-universityCredits 30 EC
  • icon-altFee program fl 1000,-
International Minor: Globalization, Diversity, Multilingualism and Education

The IPA Minor Perspectiva Mundial is a minor program geared towards the broader concept of Sustainable Inclusive Development (SID, 1987 UN Brundtland) with therein a focus on

Globalization, Cultural and Ecological Diversity, Multilingualism and Education on Aruba and the region. The program combines workshops, excursions, and research assignments, presentations, and a field practice (a stage in Aruban schools). This program is offered by experienced and competent lecturers and supervisors.

When is this program offered?
Twice yearly:  Fall program: 2nd week of September – 3rd week of January

Spring program: 2nd week of February – end of June

How many ECs (European Credits) does the program offer and what is the fee?
Two options:

  • Fall program: 30 EC
  • Spring program: 30 EC
  • Fee program: 30 EC: 1000 Aruban Florins
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Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a certificate with a specification of the content and the number of ECs.’


Language requirements

  • Dutch and English at ERK level B2
  • Spanish is an option upon request

Conditions for program entry

  • The applicant is either in the 3rd or 4th year of a bachelor’s program from an accredited teachers’ institution (PABO/ 2de graads/ University)
  • Verklaring van Goed Gedrag (VOG); not older than 12 months
  • In good health
  • Dutch or EU passport (if not the case, must submit a petition)
  • Able to communicate in English (basic proficiency B2 level)
  • Growth mindset regarding diversity in multiple areas (culture/ language etc)
  • Motivation letter (see enrollment form)
Sample activities 

Sample of the workshops, excursions, and assignments

  • Globalization and the sustainable inclusive development goals
  • Het Nederlands Koninkrijk in perspectief (Dutch Kingdom in Perspective)
  • The geology of Aruba and the Caribbean
  • The social-historical development of Aruba
  • Introduction to the Aruban Education System
  • Multilingualism in the Dutch Caribbean
  • Gender and Identity in Caribbean Perspective
  • Actief burgerschap en diversiteit (Citizenship and diversity)
  • Amerindian history of Aruba and the region
  • Migration, Creolization, and Identity in the Caribbean
  • Workshops to learn the basics of Papiamento: the local-global language of the ABC Island (ERK A1 level)

Arts Workshops

  • Dance: Dance workshops; Salsa, Bachata, and folklore dances of Aruba
  • Drama: Workshop Drama and performance
  • Music: Caribbean music in perspective

Ecological excursions

  • Geological hiking excursion in Aruba’s Parke Arikok (National Park)
  • Horseback riding excursion: discover Aruba flora on route to Wariwuri beach
  • Hooiberg hike, “587 steps up” or alternative rock climbing route
  • Rincon hike: focus on the ecological footprint
  • Sero Colorado, San Nicolas; early sunrise hiking tour
  • Kayak tour at Mangel Halto Beach: discover the mangroves and sea life
  • Ethnographic walking excursions in the historical city centers of San Nicolas and Oranjestad
  • Practitioner-based research assignment in Aruban primary schools
  • Field practice (stage) in Aruba primary schools. Take note that students for the 30 EC program have 40 lessons covering various subjects for several weeks on end. All lessons have to comply with national standards approved by the government. (Exact details regarding the requirements will be given after official enrolment has taken place in a face-to-face meeting).

If there are any other questions feel free to reach out to:

Ms. Ingrid Captain
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Mr. Gregory Richardson 
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Important: For both programs, there is a maximum availability of 15 students per program.

Deadlines for application (yearly):

Fall Minor: 1st of May  and the Spring Minor: 1st of November 

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