8 x $1000 Travel Grants available - APPLICATIONS EXTENDED UNTIL 10 NOVEMBER
Thailand Leadership and Development Project, 12th January - 28th January 2018
Spend a fun and fulfilling few weeks in Chiang Mai and Bangkok, Thailand!
This is not the traditional volunteering experience that students have come to expect from Deakin, rather it is an exciting hybrid program. Your time will be split between lectures at the Mahidol University International College, site visits and team building activities, with the last few days being spent putting these new skills into practice by volunteering at a local village.
Running for the second time in partnership with CIS Australia, students from the first trip had this to say:
"It was an amazing experience with amazing people, I would definitely do it again" - Angela T3, 2016
"The friends you make and the experiences you get are 100% worth it!" - Zoe T3, 2016
Stimulating lecture topics may include Ethics in Asian Culture, Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Cultural Behaviour, Entrepreneurship and similar topics surrounding leadership and concepts relevant to Thailand and Asia in general.
Site visits are planned to follow the themes discussed in the lectures, and may include visits to the Australian Embassy, NGOs, and locally-based international businesses.
As part of the program, the volunteer project at a small local village has focus on assisting with community development. Volunteer work may include small construction projects and education infrastructure/support for local children. This will be combined with informal discussions with local leaders whom are not only involved with the growing tourism industry of the area, but are also working closely with local and national NGOs.
You will spend your first few days in Bangkok, either attending lectures, on-site visits, or team building exercises, while the last 3-5 days will be spent volunteering in a small, local village about an hour from Chiang Mai.
Days will vary, but generally the morning will be spent attending lectures, and the afternoons will be for site visits. These days will be broken up by facilitated team building activities and one or two “free” days. When in the small village in Chiang Mai, your time will be spent volunteering.
Friday Jan 12 to Sunday Jan 28, 2018
Program Fee: $3099.00
Deposit deadline: $500 due 2 weeks after acceptance onto the program
Full balance payment: To be paid by 10 November 2018
Please note program deposits are non-refundable.
- Accommodation (Mix of three-star hotels and some rural village accommodation while on the volunteer project)
- Internal flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai – return
- Breakfast daily and some dinners
- Some excursions and business visits – as per itinerary
- CISaustralia support before and during the program
- Deakin travel insurance
- Airport transfers
- On-site orientation
Please note: $150 of each volunteer’s program fees will be made as a donation that goes directly towards the local village in Chiang Mai. These donations assist the village with ongoing projects, provide construction materials, and help with ongoing development in the community.
- Flights to/from Thailand
- Personal travel and spending money
- Federal Police Check
- Deakin unit fees
Participation in volunteering programs is open to all undergraduate students. Preference will be given to students doing the program for credit.
MWL204 - Global Business Experience
APE201 - Individual Professional Project
The following units are on offer:
Domestic students undertaking the program for credit may be eligible to apply for an OS-Help Loan 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 program costs. For more information click here
. Please note OS-Help Loans can take up to four weeks to process and payment deadlines must be met regardless of the status of your loan.
We have a limited amount of Mobility grants available for International students, who may need funding assistance.
- Click on Apply Now, complete personal details and questionnaire
- Once you complete your application (including your personal statement with a minimum of 250 words), Deakin Abroad will contact you with the next steps
- You have to book a meeting with your course advisor to find out if you have room within your degree to take this program for credit.
- Once approved, we will forward your application to CIS Australia who will assess your application
- Once accepted by CIS Australia, we will contact you with the next steps.
Please note we are accepting rolling admissions with limited places on this program. The students who can provide course advisor approval first, will be accepted to the program first.
***The participant minimum for this program is 8 students
IMPORTANT TRAVEL GRANT INFORMATION FOR DEAKIN BUSINESS SCHOOL STUDENTS - $1000
- You must apply to Study Abroad after Feb 2017 and be participating in T1, T2 or T3 (2017).
- You must be enrolled in a Deakin unit and studying a Deakin Business School (DBS) degree (or a double degree with Business) in order to receive these funds.
- If you withdraw from your Study Abroad program you will be required to return these funds to Deakin University.
- If you have received any other funding from Deakin for your Study Abroad (not including OS-Help) you may not be eligible – please contact email@example.com
- Grants are limited and are on a first-in, first-served basis.
**Successful applicants will receive 30 points towards their Global Citizenship Program