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GVT | We BUILD Bangalore
Bangalore, India (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring,
Summer,
Winter
Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Host Institution Start Date Approx. Host Institution End Date
Winter 2018 10/06/2018 10/06/2018 30/06/2018 14/07/2018
NOTE: Students who having been accepted by Global Citizens for Sustainable Development (GCSD) to participate in their overseas mobility activity for Winter session: 30 June - 14 July 2018 (tentative) should register here.
Key Experience Criteria
RMIT College (AUS)/School (VTN): Any compatible discipline RMIT School: Any compatible discipline, School of Property, Construction and Project Management
Program Type: Global Volunteer
About your Experience

WebuildProgram Details:

  • Student Ambassador Contact:
    Learn about the program from a student perspective! Contact Karissa Cornell at s3542121@student.rmit.edu.au to hear more about her experiences.

     
  • Program Dates: 
    • Winter session: 30 June - 14 July 2018
    • Spring/Summer session: 25 November - 9 December 2018
We BUILD is a two-week program run by Global Citizens for Sustainable Development (GCSD). GCSD is a non-government and not-for-profit organisation based in Bangalore, India. GCSD provides opportunities for youth to intern, volunteer and study abroad in India. GCSD is partnered with Vedike, a grassroots non-government and not-for-profit organisation in rural Bangalore. Vedike works with at-risk children and families, providing quality education, stable housing and basic child rights. Vedike currently provides a children’s home for underprivileged children and is working towards establishing a school and vocational training centre.

WE BUILD introduces students to Indian society and culture by focusing on three areas - culture, peace, and development. It focuses on Global Citizenship and engages participants in issues related to children's rights, education and poverty alleviation. Students will have the opportunity to visit homes and temples in the local village and spend one day exploring Bangalore city.

For more information, please visit the GCSD page.


Program Costs:
The approximate cost of this program is $1,650. 
This cost includes the following:

  • Accommodation
  • All Building Equipment
  • Transport
  • Meals whilst staying on the Vedike campus

Additional Costs to Consider:

  • Flights
  • Vaccinations
  • Host country visa (if applicable)
  • Additional meals/snacks
  • Expenses related to arriving before the program start date and departing after the program end date
  • Spending money
**Students are now covered by RMIT’s travel insurance, although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances. For more info, please refer here.**

Academic Credit:
This program may be for credit. If you would like to seek credit, please check with your program coordinator.
If you're eligible for credit, we recommend that you get the approval in the form of a study plan.

Application/Registration Process:

  1. Apply directly to GCSD by for the Spring/Summer session by 1 October 2018 and for the Winter session by 15 May 2018.
  2. Pay non-refundable fees to GCSD for the Spring/Summer session by 10 October 2018 and for the Winter session by 25 May 2018.
  3. Pay total cost to GCSD for the Spring/Summer session by 1 November 2018 and for the Winter session by 10 June 2018.
  4. Successful students accepted in to this program will be required to register via Mobi for the Spring/Summer session by 10 November 2018 and for the Winter session by 1 June 2018 by completing the following questionnaires:
    • Outbound Student Mobility: General Information
    • Short Term Mobility: General Information
Funding:
There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for funding options.

Program Contact:
For program inquiries, please contact webuild@globalcitizens.org.in

For general inquiries, please contact Ariel at global.work@rmit.edu.au