Keep Walking Nepal Rebuilding Program
Help rebuild much needed community buildings in one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the world
This program offers students the opportunity not just to travel to Nepal and to experience life in a remote village, but to contribute to the rebuilding of this incredible country after the tragic earthquakes of 2015. As part of the study tour experience, you will work on the reconstruction of the Phungmoche Monastery buildings in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal (a region that encompasses Mt Everest). Students will work approximately 3 days on this project, between 5 to 6 hours a day, alongside local Sherpa and the local carpenter to help rebuild this much needed community facility.
Students from the 2016 study tour in the beginning stages of rebuilding the Phungmoche Monastery
There are three assignments related to the in-country experience students will work on. The major assignment revolves around engaging with the local Sherpa people and providing solutions to aid in their rebuilding and village development efforts. As a part of this program students will also do some trekking in this stunning region and will participate in a range of cultural and sightseeing activities.
Students are required to have a reasonable level of fitness and physical/mental resilience in order that they may fully participate in this program.
For further information on this exciting program, please follow the following link:
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26st October - 11th November 2017
PLEASE NOTE: Queries should be directed to the Unit Chair Beau Beza email@example.com
Included in the program price is:
- In-country transport
- Accommodation while in-field/during trek (tent - twin share)
- All meals while in-field/trekking
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (twin share) including breakfast
- Some dinners in Kathmandu
- Use of down sleeping bag (and matt) and down jacket.
- Travel insurance for length of the program
Items not included in the price and that students should allow for are:
- International return flights
- Unit enrolment fees
- Passport and Visa fees (if required)
- Spending money
- Meals not specified on the itinerary
- Transport outside of official planned study tour activities
A non-refundable deposit of $200 must be paid to confirm your place on the program. Details for making this payment will be provided to students accepted on the program.
Students that have secured a spot in this educational activity will be required to make the final payment of $3250 by no later than Friday 25 August, 2017. Where final payment may be delayed this must be discussed and approved by Dr. Beza. In the event this does not occur and payment missed a student may forfeit one’s spot on the tour and someone from the reserve list may be offered that respective spot.
Eligibility and Enrolment:
Students participating in the study tour will enrol in either the postgraduate SRD767 Intercultural Dialogue Through Design
unit or the undergraduate SRR367 - Built Environment Study Tour
unit, respectively. Faculty of Science and the Built Environment are eligible along with students from the Faculty of Arts & Education students in relevant fields such as International Studies, International Development or Humanitarian Assistance may also apply. Students outside of these Faculties may approach Dr. Beza (firstname.lastname@example.org) on a case by case basis.
Students will be selected based on response to application questions, an interview with the Unit Chair and academic performance.
OS-Help Loans are available for domestic students for up to $7764 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, please follow the link for OS-Help
. Please note that the OS Help loan can take up to 4 weeks to process and payment deadlines must be met regardless of the status of your loan.
Important to note:
Program Cancellation Policy:
- A minimum number of students is required for the program to run and places are limited to 15 students.
- Travel insurance is provided by Deakin for the length of the program plus 10 leisure days, students traveling beyond the program dates may 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 must seek permission from their home Faculty to enrol.
- Once accepted on the program students must pay a non-refundable deposit to confirm their spot.
- Students are reminded to apply for Deakin Travel Insurance as soon as they have been accepted into the program to cover any unexpected withdrawals or costs that are incurred as refunds may not be available.
- 30 days before the unit(s) commences the paid material/program fee will be returned to the student minus: i) an administration fee of $200, and ii) any international transaction fees that may have occurred and/or are to occur due to the making of the refund. Note, international exchange fluctuations will also effect the return amount of paid fees.
- 29-16 days before the unit(s) commences half of the paid material/program fee will be returned to the student minus: i) an administration fee of $200, and ii) any international transaction fees that may have occurred and/or are to occur due to the making of the refund. Note, international exchange fluctuations will also effect the return amount of paid fees.
- 15 days before the unit(s) commences no refund of any material fee will be made and one will be fee liable (if material fee payment has not yet been made).
Faculty-led study programs will earn you 30 points towards the Global Citizenship Program