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  • Locations: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 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: Engineering Study level: Undergraduate
Program type: Global Work
About your Experience
EWBProgram Details:
  • Program Dates: 
    • Session 1: December 6 - 19, 2018
    • Session 2: January 7 - 20, 2019
    • Session 3: February 4 - 17, 2019
The Humanitarian Design Summit is an immersive study tour designed to broaden your perspectives of design and engineering in a complex environment while building professional skills. The program teaches hands-on skills drawn from EWB's community engagement principles and approaches while giving you the opportunity to step outside your comfort zone. The Design Summit has been designed to provide you professional engineering work experience and enhance your personal, community development and design skills. 

Nepal may be a small country, but it has a lot to brag about. It is situated between the 2 most populous countries on Earth (China and India) but it has never been colonized and has a distinct history and culture. Nepal lies where the continents meet. It ranges from 60m to 8,848m elevation and it is home to 8 of the worlds 10 highest mountains. It is a divers country with over 125 different ethnic groups, castes and languages. A community situated atop one mountain may not understand a neighbouring country on the other side of the valley!

For more detailed information, please visit this webpage.

This program is open to all undergraduate students.

Academic Credit:
  • Participants can earn academic credit towards their program by enrolling into the following course:
    • OENG1164 Humanitarian Experiential Learning Project (12 credit points)
Program Cost:
The cost of this program is $3,500. A $500 deposit will be required to confirm your place in the program. 
Note: 81% of your participation fee goes directly towards program expenses. These include in-country logistics, a professional team of facilitators, community partner liaison and administrative activities such as risk management and curriculum development. The remaining fees are reinvested back into EWB's wider work.

Additional Costs to Consider
  • Airfare
  • RMIT Tuition Fees
  • Host Country Visa (if applicable)
  • Personal Expenses
  • 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 info (eg, full Product Disclosure statement, inclusions, exclusions), please refer  here.

Application Process:
  1. Apply directly to EWB by 2 September 2018
  2. Students accepted into the program will be required to register through this Mobi page by completing the following questionnaires:
    • Outbound Student Mobility: General Information
    • Short Term Mobility: General Information
      • Under Section 1. Statement of Purpose, interested students need to submit a motivation letter to be considered for available funding
      • Under Section 3. Academic Approval, please submit documentation of school approval. This can be in the form of a letter from your program coordinator.
Summer 2018 (December - February 2019)
  • There are up to 44 x $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants available for various EWB Design Summit Programs and for eligible Australian citizens enrolled in a bachelor/bachelor honours program. 
There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for funding options.

For enquiries about this program, please contact Elena Pirogova.

For other enquiries, please contact

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.