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  • Locations: Manipal, India
  • Program Terms: Trimester 3
  • Restrictions: Deakin applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Trimester 3 2017 10/12/2017
**
Rolling Admission 10/01/2018 01/02/2018
Trimester 3 2018 30/08/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.

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Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Education, Faculty of Business & Law, Faculty of Health, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environments Program Type: Faculty Led Study Tour
Language of Instruction: English Credit Weighting: 1 Credit Point
Credit Type: Postgraduate, Undergraduate OS Help Available: Yes
Program Description:
Sringeri Temple

iDiDe Manipal India - Intercultural Dialogue Through Design

Built Environment Study Tour (SRR367) or Intercultural Dialogue Through Design (SRR767) - iDiDe Manipal India

If you’re passionate about inter cultural engagement through collaboration, then this placement is for you. Address topical challenges associated with real world problems and engage first hand within diverse contexts and cultures. iDiDe Manipal offers a structured programme of intercultural immersive learning with a multidisciplinary and integrated perspective in sustainable design, Eco-tourism, cultural preservation and rural community development. Extend and practice your discipline knowledge and skills through online and face to face engagement with class based theoretical content, inter cultural collaboration with students from partner universities and engagement with local communities.

The iDiDe program is conducted both on campus at Deakin Waterfront as well as in India on Manipal University campus. Students are expected to attend 4 x pre-travel seminars that will cover in country context study, assessment related content, project briefing and travel preparation. Manipal University is located in south western coast near the city of Udupi in the Indian state of Karnataka.

The study tour and project will see Deakin students collaborate closely with students from Manipal University, India on a sustainable community project located in Udupi. Our objectives will be to make a meaningful contribution to community capacity building through research and design of community building infrastructure. Students can expect to take up a socially sustainable agenda and engage in authentic learning experiences through working closely with iDiDe university partners and local community stakeholders. The program itinerary will also include architectural and historical sites of significance pertaining to the appreciation and understanding of the project objectives.
 

Program details

Required Skills: no specific skills are needed for this project however, you’ll be working in a fairly dynamic environment with a diverse group of students as well as staff from the local host so it is important that you possess patience and flexibility to do the tasks necessary on any particular day.   

Project Duration: 3 weeks. 
Unit of enrolment at Deakin: Built Environment Study Tour (SRR367) or Intercultural Dialogue Through Design (SRR767)
Partner to deliver this program: Manipal University India
Dates: 10 January - 1 February 2018 
Cost: $5,000 AUD  
Deposit: $500 AUD (Deposit due date: 4 September 2017 / Final payment due date: 15 September 2017)
 
Program fee includes: 
  • Return economy flights travelling w the group,
  • Twin share Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast and group meals scheduled during field study and group activities*
  • Meals not included will be indicated on the itinerary when available
  • Training: Pre-departure information pack, on-site orientation and project induction are provided 
  • Airport transfers
  • Study related group transport
  • Travel insurance for the duration of the program
 
The fee does not include: 
  • Tuition fee 
  • Visas & passport fees 
  • Vaccinations 
  • n study related excursions
  • Personal laundry service 

 

 

Eligibility and Enrolment:

Open to students enrolled in any Faculty in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses with prior cross faculty approval. This program is highly recommended to students in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment in architecture, planning, landscape, construction management and urban design. It is well suited to participants with interests residing in areas of sustainability (social, environmental, cultural), community and infrastructure management (children’s education, empowerment of women and social issues in the built environment. Enrolment is through one credit elective units. Students will enrol in either SRR367 Built Environment Study Tour or SRR767 Intercultural Dialogue through Design.
 
Selection: Selection will be based on a combination of academic merit and a 250 word statement of interest followed by an interview with Unit Chair (Susan Ang).
 

Funding options 

OS-Help Loans
Who is eligible: domestic UG students
Amount: up to AU$6,567
Purpose: to assist students with a range of expenses, such as airfares and accommodations.
Detail information and eligibility: OS-Help website

WIL Financial Support
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
Amount: up to AU$2,500
Detail information and eligibility: WIL Financial Support Scheme Website

Important to note

  • Places in this program are limited to 14 students in total. 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 deposit deadline: No cancellation fees apply
  • After deposit deadline: Loss of $500 deposit
  • After deposit deadline and before final payment: Loss of $500 deposit, along with any non-recoverable program fees are payable (i.e.: supplement accommodation deposits, transport, travel costs)  
  • After final payment deadline: No refund on any program fees 

International Placements can earn you 40 points towards the Global Citizenship Program.