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STT | Unbound: Design for Social Change in Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand (Outgoing Program)
|Restrictions:||RMIT applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||Deadline||Decision Date||Approx. Host Institution Start Date||Approx. Host Institution End Date|
|Summer||2018||01/12/2018 **||Rolling Admission||20/01/2019||17/02/2019|
|NOTE: The Mobi term Summer 2018 covers the period 20 January 2019 - 17 February 2019. There are two program intakes: 20 January - 2 February 2019, 4 February - 17 February 2019.|
** Indicates rolling admission application/registration 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/registration deadline.
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|Key Experience Criteria|
|RMIT College (AUS)/School (VTN):||Any compatible discipline||RMIT School:||Any compatible discipline|
|Program type:||Global Summer Programs||Time of year:||Summer|
|About your Experience|
Design can be a powerful and creative tool for problem-solving – particularly processes that places the users, or people that you are designing something for, as co-designers throughout the whole project.
It is a process of co-learning, co-generating ideas and co-designing that can be used to design almost any project, from spaces, buildings and infrastructure, to technology, or workshops and curriculum. Across Asia, Thailand is a leading country in innovative design research and applications.
The Design for Social Change Study Tour (Thailand) is an immersive educational program providing students with first-hand knowledge of Human-Centred Design (HCD) processes in an emerging economy / Asian context.
With help from expert facilitators & interactive workshops, you will develop your knowledge of HCD and learn to apply its principles and tools through a practical project with a small multidisciplinary, cross-university team.
Through the exploration of design, architecture, community development and global issues with a HCD lens, you will walk away from this innovative program as a socially-minded professional, ready to effectively engage on global issues in the Asian Century.
Unbound is running three sessions for this program:
- Program 1: 20 January - 2 February 2019
- Program 2: 4 February - 17 February 2019
The approximate cost of this program is AU$3,000 (Payable as $250 deposit + $2,750 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
- RMIT Tuition Fees
- Host Country Visa (if applicable)
- Additional 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.
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.
- Apply first to Unbound for a place on a study tour by:
- Main Round: 19 October 2018
- Final Round: 19 November 2018
- Students accepted in to this program will be required to register on Mobi by 1 December 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)
- There are up to 3 x $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants available to eligible Australian citizens enrolled in a bachelor/bachelor honours program.
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