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  • Locations: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Program Terms: Summer, Winter
  • Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
  • 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.
Dates / Deadlines:

Exchange Program (Semester/Year) applicants: Scroll down to the Program Description to view exchange application deadlines.

All other programs: There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Key Experience Criteria
Key Experience Criteria
RMIT schools: Any compatible discipline Study level: Undergraduate
Program type: Global Summer Programs
About your Experience
Laika Vietnam
Program Details:
In September 2015, world leaders at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in New York agreed to a new global development agenda: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Backed by the 193 UN member states, the 17 SDGs set the priorities for development through to 2030 and will use these to inform governments, not-for-profit and business policy and priorities.

From eliminating poverty to creating sustainable cities, from providing clean water to reducing inequality, these goals aim to address the world’s most pressing development challenges.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Study Tour (Vietnam) is an immersive educational program to provide students with first-hand knowledge of the SDGs in an emerging economy context. It uses a multi-disciplinary, team-based project to explore these global issues, while also improving their understanding of Australia’s role in addressing the SDGs.

This program provides student participants with the opportunity to learn in the Vietnamese and Asian context, undertake a multi-disciplinary work project, and developing their crosscultural knowledge and skills. This innovative program aims to create socially-minded professionals ready to effectively engage on global issues in the Asian Century.

Unbound is running two sessions for this program:
  • Program 1: 2 December - 15 December 2018
  • Program 2: 5 January - 18 January 2019
For a detailed itinerary of the program, please click here.

Program Cost:
The approximate cost of this program is AU$3,250 (Payable as $250 deposit + $3,000 balance).

This cost includes the following:
  • Accommodation (including hotel, hostel, home-stays)
  • Meals for the duration of the program
  • >100 contact hours of educational content and cultural experiences
  • Expert program facilitators
  • Coursework and educational content
  • Translators and local guides
  • Cultural and social activities
  • Transport within the country (including airport pickup / drop off)
  • Pre-departure support
  • Safety and security monitoring and planning
Additional Costs to Consider:
  • RMIT Tuition Fees
  • Flights
  • Host Country Visa (if applicable)
  • Additional travel insurance
Travel Insurance:
Students on approved overseas activities receive complimentary travel insurance (policy number: 41443), although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances.
For more detailed information, please refer here.

  • Any RMIT student, subject to academic approval are invited to apply. No previous travel experience or academic pre-requisites are required.
Academic Credit:
Participants can earn academic credit towards their program through the following options:
  • GUSS students can gain credit towards an elective by enrolling into:
    • Undergraduate: HUSO1301 - International Perspective on Community Development (12 credit points)
  • Engineering students can gain credit by enrolling into:
    • Undergraduate: OENG1164 - Humanitarian Experiential Learning Project (12 credit points)
  • Other students can confirm alternative enrolment with your school/program coordinator.
If you would like to gain credits towards an elective, please contact for information about the course offering and enrolment. 

Application/Registration Process:
  • Apply first to Unbound for a place on a study tour by:
    • Main Round: 30 October 2018
    • Final Round (only for the January Program): 19 November 2018
  • Students accepted into this program will be required to register on Mobi by 19 November 2018 by completing the following questionnaires:
    • Outbound Student Mobility: General Information
    • Short Term Mobility: General Information
      • Under Section 5. Additional Supporting Info and/or Documents, please list the Unbound Program you applied for (and when it is taking place)
Summer 2018
  • There are up to 10 x $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants available for Program 2 (5 January - 18 January 2019) to eligible Australian citizens enrolled in a bachelor/bachelor honours program.
    • Please note, there are no available New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants for Program 1 (2 December - 15 December 2018).
There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for funding options.


For program information: Unbound
For course information and enrolment:
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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.