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  • Locations: Amman, Jordan; Doha, Qatar
  • Program Terms: Trimester 3
  • Restrictions: Deakin applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Education Program Type: Faculty Led Study Tour
Credit Weighting: 1 Credit Point Credit Type: Undergraduate
OS Help Available: Yes
Program Description:

Middle East Study Tour
Unit: AIE365 1 credit point

Program outline:
Participants of the Middle East Study Tour will travel to Jordan and Qatar. The study tour aims at creating intercultural and political understanding by offering you a first-hand view of life in two Arab monarchies at opposite ends of the economic spectrum. With a focus on interacting with local people, including their fellow university students, the tour aims to create deeper levels of understanding and empathy for the participants, as well as exposing them to the general benefits of encountering new cultures and environments.

Program highlights:
  • The Lost City of Petra
  • The Amman Citadel and Roman Forum
  • Meetings at Australian and Israeli Embassies, World Vision, UNWRA and al-Jazeera
  • Swimming in the Dead Sea
  • Night of camping in the desert with the Bedouin at Wadi Rum
  • State Grand Mosque, Doha
Other places visited will include: Kerak Castle, The Museum of Islamic Art and the Falcon Souk in Doha.

Students will also have opportunities to engage with staff and students from the University of Jordan and the Department of International Affairs (DIA), Qatar University, Doha.


 

Eligibility:
  • Students must have completed one unit from AIE153, AIE154, AIE255, AIE363 or AIE364. Students who haven't completed AIE364 are recommend to do so before departure on this study tour. 
  • Completion of at least 8 units of study. Preference will be given to students to have completed the 8 credit points at the time of application.
  • Students must have a WAM (Weighted Average Mark) above 50 at time of application.
 

Unit enrolment:
Students will only be able to enrol in a study tour in StudentConnect after they have been offered a place in a program.

Dates: November 2017 (dates TBC)

Approx. cost: $6,000
(To be confirmed)

Included in the program price is:
• Return flights
• Twin share accommodation
• In-country transport
• Travel insurance for length of the program
• Entry to museums and cultural activities

Items not included in the price and that students should allow for are:
• Unit enrolment fees
• Passport and Visa fees
• Vaccinations
• Spending money
• Meals not specified on the itinerary

 

Funding and grant options:
OS-HELP Loans: (For students in Commonwealth Supported Places)

Domestic students may be eligible to apply for an OS-Help Loan of up to $6,567 to help fund their participation in the program. The purpose of OS-HELP is to assist students with a range of expenses, such as airfares and accommodation. Further information on eligibility for OS-Help can be found here.
We recommend students apply for their OS-HELP Loan as soon as they are accepted and enrol into the study tour unit. Please note that the OS Help loan can take up to 4 weeks to process and payment deadlines set by Reho Study Tours are mandatory, regardless of the status of an OS-HELP Loan application.

GEP Travel Grants:
You may be eligible for a travel grant from the Faculty of Arts and Education. Eligibility criteria and how to apply available at: http://www.deakin.edu.au/students/faculties/artsed/work-integrated-learning/financial-assistance

 
Travel Insurance:
Complimentary travel insurance is provided by Deakin for the length of the program, plus up to 10 days coverage for personal travel. Students travelling beyond the program dates will need to pay for additional coverage.
More information about International Travel Insurance for Students can be found here: http://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/administrative-divisions/corporate-finance/insurance


Important to note:

• A minimum number of 16 students is required for the program to run and places are limited to 24 students in total.
• Travel insurance is provided by Deakin for the length of the program, students travelling beyond the program dates will need to pay for additional coverage.
• The OS Help loan can take up to 4 weeks to process so payments deadlines must be met regardless of the status of your loan.
• All students to seek permission from unit chair to enrol.

Please note that study tour units may not run each year. Enrolment is always subject to a selection process and approval by the Unit Chair as places are limited. Therefore students should always identify another unit as an alternative to a study tour unit when planning their course or major. If you are unsure as to whether this unit fits within your course structure, please contact your faculty course advisor.


Cancellation policy:

Over 90 days: Loss of $500 deposit
90-60 days: 50 % cancellation penalty
60- 0 days: 100 % cancellation penalty


Faculty-led study programs will earn you 30 points towards the Global Citizenship Program



If you have any enquiries about this program, you are welcome to contact the Arts and Education Work Integrated Learning Office: artsed-wil@deakin.edu.au  Phone (03) 9246 8759
deakin.edu.au/artsed-wil



This program is currently not accepting applications.