** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Faculty of Arts & Education, Faculty of Health, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environments
Faculty Led Study Tour
1 Credit Point
OS Help Available:
Global Environmental Placement - Nepal - Developing Global Perspectives
This program aimed at broadening perspective and developing an understanding of Nepal through analyusis of different aspects of society. These tours facilitate human encounter and connection with Nepali people, enabling participants to learn, engage and grow from their experience.
Students will visit a number of world heritage sites, a range of different grass roots organizations including organizations advocating for ending Human Trafficking, the exploitation of migrant workers and woman's empowerment. We will hear from individuals across different sectors including Human Rights Law, Education and Community Development.
Up to $4000 Travel Support is available to students who, due to current circumstances, would otherwise not be able to take up this opportunity. For more information please go to the Funding Options session
Study tour objectives: The international placement is a situated learning activity that provides students with the opportunity to apply and develop their learning about globalization, international cultural issues and the role of cultural diversity in how community development solutions are approached. The integration of the placement with academic learning will allow students to help gain a greater understanding of the complexities of authentic problems issues faced by organisations operating in Nepal.
Exercise level: Medium Relevant for: For most students. Medium level of challenge/adventure. Project Type: Visit local social enterprises and gain in-depth understanding of the day to day operations, visit cultural sites, teach logo students English Location: Kathmandu, Nepal Project Activities: view full itinerary Working Hours: 6 to 7 hours Project Duration: 10 days Unit of enrolment at Deakin:SLE225 - Global Environmental Placement Partner to deliver this program: Hands On Development
Dates: 28 December 2017 to 7 January 2018.
Deposit: AU$500 (Deposit due date: 1 August 2017 / Final payment due date: 15 September 2017)
Program fee includes:
On the ground transport in private buses
Site entrance fees
Breakfast and dinner
All guides and tipping
Program fee does not include:
Deposit: AU$500 by 1 August 2017 to secure your place on the program
Eligibility: Students must also arrange to enrol and complete the online unit STP010 Introduction to Work Placements before leaving for their placements and must have completed at least 8 credit points of study with a minimum average of 65%. This program is open to all students across the University.
Up to $4000 is available to students who, due to current circumstances, would otherwise not be able to take up this opportunity. The purpose of the scholarships is to provide an opportunity for students who have not traveled, and/or have worked hard to attend university (or) are the first of their families at university. Successful recipients of a scholarship will be expected to film and blog about the experience before and during the study tour. This will assist Deakin to publicise the opportunities open to our students and will also assist in promoting the work being carried out in Nepal by the ‘Hands on Development’ team. It is hoped that this experience will be shared with others in the Deakin community on your return to Australia.
To apply for the scholarship, please first apply for this program and complete the scholarship application with in the program application.
WIL Financial Support (Funding for 2017 has been fully allocated)
Who is eligible:domestic undergraduate students who come from low socio-economic status backgrounds to undertake a discipline specific placement as part of their degree