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STT | Unbound: Civic Engagement for Change in Myanmar
Yangon, Myanmar (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Winter
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Program type: Global Winter Programs Time of year: Winter
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Unbound - Myanmar
Program Details:
Myanmar (Burma) is a complex and fascinating country. Located in south-east Asia bordering Bangladesh, China, India, Laos and Thailand, the nation is undergoing a period of significant political transition. Coming out of decades of military rule, the nation held elections in 2010, transitioning to a civilian government with Aung San Suu Kyi (long-time political prisoner) now serving as State Counsellor. The country faces significant development challenges, ranked 145 out of 188 countries on the United Nations Human Development Index.

The Civic Engagement for Change (Myanmar) Study Tour Program provides local insights to the opportunities and changes ahead for this remarkable country. With a focus on the people and organisations driving this change, from youth engagement to social entrepreneurs, this program explores the many ways to create impact. It provides some understanding of the political context, while showcasing the grassroots actions that people are taking to drive a better future for the country. From traditional and rural ethnic communities to urban designers and innovators, this program aims to shine a light on Burmese culture and answer the question – “How can one individual get involved and make a real impact?”

Through this program we will travel from Yangon city to some of the least visited parts of the country, especially Kayah state in eastern Myanmar. During this period you will work in groups on your own engagement and social change project. We will use our site visits and local leaders as case studies and draw on their expertise and wisdom. In this, students will draw on their educational experience, but also make the most of learning from Burmese culture. This will be a journey you will never forget.

Unbound is running this program from 23 June - 6 July 2018.


For a detailed itinerary of the program, please click here.

Program Cost:
The approximate cost of this program is AU$3,250.

This cost includes the following:
  • Accommodation
  • Program Facilitators
  • Coursework and Educational Material
  • Translators
  • Local Guides, Cultural and Social Activities
  • Liaison with local community partners
  • Program Administration
  • In-country Transport
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.

 
Eligibility:
  • 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)
  • Confirm an alternate enrolment with your school/program coordinator 
If you would like to gain credits towards an elective, please contact guss.mobility@rmit.edu.au 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: 15 April 2018
    • Final Round: 15 May 2018
  • Students accepted in to this program will be required to register by clicking the "Apply Now" button above by 30 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.

Contacts: 
For course information and enrolment, please contact the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at guss.mobility@rmit.edu.au or your program coordinator 

For general program inquiries, please contact global.work@rmit.edu.au?

 

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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.