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GVT | We TEACH in India
Bangalore, India (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Spring,
Winter
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Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
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Term Year Deadline Decision Date Approx. Host Institution Start Date Approx. Host Institution End Date
Winter 2019 15/06/2019 ** Rolling Admission 30/06/2019 14/07/2019
NOTE: Only students who having been accepted by Global Citizens for Sustainable Development (GCSD) to participate in their overseas mobility activity for Winter session: 30 June - 14 July 2019 should register here.

** 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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Program type: Global Volunteer
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We TEACH Group PhotoProgram Details:
  • Program Dates: 
    • Spring/Summer session: 11 November - 25 November 2018
    • Winter session: 30 June - 14 July 2019
WE TEACH: Teach in India is a two-week program run collaboratively by Global Citizens for Sustainable Development (GCSD) and Vedikeboth non-government and not-for-profit organisations based in Bangalore, India. GCSD engages Indian and international youth in development issues in India through providing internship, volunteer and study abroad opportunities. Vedike works with underprivileged children and families in rural Bangalore. Vedike has been engaging in rural community development initiatives, such as housing and sanitation projects, since 2010 and running a children’s home for at-risk boys since 2012. In June 2018, Vedike opened a co-educational school called Vedike Global School, where WE TEACH volunteers/interns spend most of their time during the program. Our goal is to provide affordable, quality education to children in rural Bangalore, where literacy rates are low and there are many marginalised communities.

Although India has achieved a rise in school enrolments, studies show that children are still not learning in schools. The statistics from schools in rural areas are appalling. For example, the World Bank found that, “in rural India, just under three-quarters of students in Grade 3 could not solve a two-digit subtraction such as 46 – 17, and by Grade 5, half could still not do so. Over 80% of Class 2 students could not read a single word of a short text.” Student-centred schools focusing on providing quality education, particularly in rural areas, are desperately needed. WE TEACH participants help Vedike work towards this goal.
 
Throughout the two-week program, WE TEACH participants work with experienced teachers to plan and teach engaging lessons and create new resources for the underprivileged students at Vedike Global School and Vedike Children's Home. Participants are provided with accommodation and food at VEDIKE and have the opportunity to visit Bangalore city on the weekend.
 
For more information, visit the WE Teach in India site.

Eligibility:
This program is open to all students.


Academic Credit:
If you would like to seek credit for this program, please check with your program coordinator. 
If you're eligible for credit, we recommend that you get the approval in the form of a study plan.


Program Costs:
The approximate cost of this program is AUD $950

This cost includes the following:
  • Accommodation (students will be accommodated in dormitory-style accommodation on the Vedike
    campus)
  • Meals (whilst staying on the Vedike campus)
  • Transport (to/from the airport and to/from Bangalore on the scheduled day to explore the city)
  • Teaching resources
Additional Costs to Consider:
  • Flights
  • Vaccinations
  • Host country visa (if applicable)
  • Additional meals/snacks
  • Expenses related to arriving before the program start date and departing after the program end date
  • Spending money
  • Additional travel insurance coverage
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.

 
Application/Registration Process:
  1. Apply directly to GCSD by for the Spring/Summer session by 1 October 2018 and for the Winter session by 15 May 2019.
  2. Pay non-refundable fees of AUD $350 to GCSD for the Spring/Summer session by 10 October 2018 and for the Winter session by 25 May 2019.
  3. Pay total cost to GCSD of AUD $600 for the Spring/Summer session by 25 October 2018 and for the Winter session by 10 June 2019.
  4. Successful students accepted in to this program will be required to register via Mobi for the Spring/Summer session by 5 November 2018 and for the Winter session by 15 June 2019 by completing the following questionnaires:
    • Outbound Student Mobility: General Information
    • Short Term Mobility: General Information
      • If you are seeking credit for this program, please submit a completed study plan.
      • Please submit a copy of your acceptance letter from Global Citizens.
Funding: 
For the Spring/Summer session, there are 3 x $1000 Global Experience Mobility Grants available.

There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the 
Scholarships website and Global Experience website for funding options.

Contact:
For program inquiries, please contact We Teach team at teachinindia@globalcitizens.org.in
For general inquiries, please contact the Global Experience Office at: global.work@rmit.edu.au
 


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