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  • Locations: Bhaktapur, Nepal; Kathmandu, Nepal; Nagarkot, Nepal
  • Program Terms: Trimester 3
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • 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, Faculty of Health, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environments Program Type: Faculty Led Study Tour
Credit Weighting: 1 Credit Point Credit Type: Undergraduate
OS Help Available: Yes GCP Points: 30
Program Description:


GEP Nepal

10 New Colombo grants* of $3,000 each available for eligible students to apply

Information Session

View the recording to find out all the information on this Global Environmental Placement programs offer in T3


Global Environmental Placement - Nepal - Developing Global Perspectives

Hands on Development runs immersive tours to Nepal aimed at broadening perspectives and developing an understanding Nepal through analysis of different aspects of society. These tours allow you to learn about Nepali culture and history, engage with local people, gain valuable experience and grow from your experience. You will visit a number of world heritage sites, a range of different grassroots organisations including organisations advocating anti-human trafficking, anti-exploitation of immigrant workers and women's empowerment. You will hear from aspiring leaders across different sectors including human rights law, education and community development. You will also participate in this program alongside students from Central Queensland University and be supported by New Colombo Plan funding.

Study tour objectives: The international placement is a situated learning activity that provides students with the opportunity to apply and develop their learning in a global context. This immersive tour explores social entrepreneurship, international cultural issues and the role of cultural diversity in community development. The integration of the placement with academic learning will allow students to help gain a greater understanding of the complexities of issues faced by organisations operating in Nepal.?
Exercise Level: Medium
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Project Type: Visit local social enterprises and gain in-depth understanding of the day to day operations, visit cultural sites, teach logo students English

Working Hours: Approximately 7-8 hours
Project Duration: 14 days
Unit of enrolment at Deakin: SLE225 Global Environmental Placement 
Partner to deliver this program: Hand on Development

Selection: Selection will be based on responses to the application questions and if necessary, a short interview with the unit chair.

Introductory briefing: TBC
Half day compulsory unit class & pre-departure session: TBC
In-country component: 28 December to 12 January 2019

Application close: Friday, 21 May 2018


For enrolment in SLE225 Global Environmental Placement - A student from any Faculty who has an elective credit is eligible to apply for this program. Enrolment will be in T3 2018. Before starting this unit in T3 2018 students must have completed at least 8 credit points of study.
Students  must also arrange to enrol and complete the online modules for STP010 Introduction to Work Placements before leaving for their placement.


Cost and Funding

cost and funding
Cost: $3195 AUD

Deposit due before: 21 May, 2018

Final payment due date: Friday, 14 September, 2018

Program fee includes: 
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • On the ground transport in private buses
  • Site entrance fees
  • Itinerary activities
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Some lunches
  • All guides and tipping
  • Deakin travel insurance 

The fee does not include:
  • Return flights
  • Tuition fees
  • Visas & passport fees
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal expenses
  • Some lunches

This is a New Colombo Plan project, funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. They have provided 10 mobility grants* of $3,300 each.

A funded student participating in a Mobility Project must meet the following eligibility requirements: 
be an Australian citizen; 
students cannot receive a Student Grant to undertake a Mobility Project in a Host Location in which they have dual citizenship or residency rights, or in which they have previously been a citizen or permanent resident; 
be enrolled in an onshore campus of an Australian University throughout the duration of the Mobility Project;
and be undertaking a Bachelor Degree, Bachelor Honours Degree or Concurrent Diploma at the commencement of their Mobility Project.
At least seventy percent of NCP participants must be under the age of 28. Selection of students for grants will be carried out by the faculty, and the Global Mobility team will administer the grants. See here for full eligibility details.

All NCP funded students must agree to participate in NCP promotion such as attending events while in-country and promoting via social media e.g. #NewColomboPlan

*Universities cannot provide the same Student with more than one New Colombo Plan Short-term Grant and/or more than one New Colombo Plan Semester Grant (with or without an Internship Grant) during their undergraduate studies

OS-HELP loan
Overseas Student HELP loans (OS-HELP) are provided by the Commonwealth government to eligible HECS-HELP students undertaking various international experiences for credit. This loan is added to your HELP debt and can be up to $7,998.
The following link will provide more information on the OS-Help

Youth Allowance and Austudy
If you are currently receiving Youth Allowance or Austudy you can continue to receive payments while studying overseas as long you have a full-time study load for the year. The following link will provide more information on the Youth Allowance or Austudy.

Location Profile

Location Profile

Nepal officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia located in the Himalaya. A Himalayan state, Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, and eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and largest city.

Important Notes

Important Information
  • Places in this program are limited to 10 students from Deakin College. Selection will be based on those first to complete a full application.
  • Travel insurance is provided by Deakin for the length of the program, students travelling more than 10 days 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 outside of Science, Engineering and Built Environment must seek permission from their home Faculty to enrol.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

Cancellation Policy
  • Before date of deposit: No cancellation fees apply
  • After the date of deposit and prior to final payment: Deposit amount is forfeited
  • After final payment and prior to departure: All payments made are non-refundable
  • After final payment and after travel commenced: All payments made are non-refundable 

Global Citizenship Program
International Placements can earn you 30 points towards the Global Citizenship Program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.