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GWT | GEIP Africa
Blantyre, Malawi (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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RMIT College (AUS)/School (VTN): Any compatible discipline RMIT School: Any compatible discipline
Study level: Postgraduate, Undergraduate Program type: Global Work
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Program Host: Project Everest - Malawi
Program details:
1. Agriculture - Micro Enterprise, Practice and Supply Chain Optimisation
2. Energy Assessment - Micro Enterprise, Sustainability and Renewables
3. Health Services - Micro Enterprise, Improvement to Access
  • Project Everest believes in the transformative power of social enterprise to develop solutions to some of the world's most pressing social challenges. Students work on businesses that develop solutions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Want to learn more? Check out the website https://www.projecteverest.ventures/
  • Hear about a student's experience through the student testimonial here
  • Learn more about Social Enterprise, Lean Start Up, and several methods of Scaling
Availability: 9 x places available for each of the 3 x projects

Program Dates:
  • 2017 December Projects: 26 November - 22 December
  • 2018 January Projects: 02 January - 27 January
  • 2018 February Projects: 29 January - 24 February
  • 2018 June Projects: 03 June - 29 June
  • 2018 July Projects: 02 July - 28 July
  • 2018 August Projects: 30 July - 25 August
Program Information:
Agriculture - Micro Enterprise, Practice and Supply Chain Optimisation
  • To build out and develop the experimental farm both on government land and community shared land
  • To begin investigation of the food market supply chain structures, how we can enter it to ensure farmers are able to sell their produce and reduce Malawi’s reliance on exported foods
  • To develop and expand new and existing relationships within the agriculture sector, government and communities through creation of MOUs, partnership agreements and formal meetings
  • To iterate and develop the business mechanics of the existing FarmEd concept to tailor it to the needs of Malawi
Energy Assessment - Micro Enterprise, Sustainability and Renewables
  • Conduct an assessment on the business and technical viability of creating energy distribution channels
  • Conduct an assess mechanical and technical viability of large scale solar farming with alternative funding options (ie. small scale investors into sections of solar farms)
  • Conduct an assessment of the financial and technical viability of large-scale solar farming with alternative funding options (ie. small-scale investors into sections of solar farms
  • Develop financial models and business mechanics that will allow scalable and cost positive distribution of off-grid energy solutions
Health Services - Micro Enterprise, Improvement to Access
  • To continue to investigate as many health related issues as possible in order to uncover the central areas where impact can be made
  • To test the accuracies and map the advantages/disadvantages of a cognitive learning medical diagnosis app
  • To develop and expand new and existing relationships within the health sector, government and communities
  • To iterate and develop the business mechanics of the existing MedEd concept that ties into the pre primary care app
Academic Credit:
  • Students may be eligible to receive credit for the following courses:
    • BUSM4471 - Business Internship
    • HUSO2314 - International Internship (Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) students are eligible to participate and count the duration of the internship (20 days) to HUSO2314)
  • To confirm credits, students will need to get approval from their Program Coordinator.
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Undergraduate students
  • All disciplines
Application Process:

Step 1: Apply directly to Project Everest by following these steps:
1. Go to this web address and enter your details: Copy of Passport Step 3: If you wish to enrol into BUSM4471 Business Internship, email bus.wil@rmit.edu.au to advise.

Application Deadline:
Apply to Project Everest by:
  • November 15th 2017 for December, January and February Projects.
  • May 15th 2018 for June, July and August Projects.
Once accepted by Project Everest, register in Mobi by Midnight 30 November 2017

Program Costs:
4 weeks $2890 AUD
8 weeks $4680 AUD
12 weeks $6760 AUD


This cost includes:
  • Accommodation for entire project duration
  • Breakfast and dinner Monday to Friday
  • Cultural events
  • All project related costs (meetings, transport, materials, etc.)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Training in country
  • Amenities such as water, electricity and gas
  • Filtered drinking water
  • Two day Pre - Departure Training (food, accommodation and training)
  • International ISOS: https://www.internationalsos.com/
  • Access to Crowdicity the virtual workspace
  • Access to networking, alumni and training events
  • Project Everest polo
  • Training workbook
Additional Costs to Consider:
  • Flights
  • Host country visa (varies from $20 - $90US depending on passport and destination)
  • Spending money
  • Flights to Sydney for Pre-Departure Training ($100 subsidy to Melbourne and Adelaide students)
  • Expenses related to arriving before set program start date and departing after set program end date
  • RMIT Tuition fee if applying for credit
  • Lunches on project
  • Travel vaccinations
  • Personal data and mobile credit
Funding:
For alternative funding options, please check the Scholarships website and Global Mobility website for funding options. Students enrolled in academic credit, may also be eligible for OS-Help loans.

RMIT Contacts:
Global Experience Office
Email: claudia.steiner@rmit.edu.au
Ph: 9925 9980

Business WIL Team 
Email: bus.wil@rmit.edu.au

Project Everest Contact:
https://www.projecteverest.ventures/contact/
+61 2 8188 4514 – Sydney
+61 8 6001 6323 – Adelaide


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Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.