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ST | Land, Language and Development - Engaging with Tribal, Indigenous and Contemporary Lifeworlds
Odisha, India (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
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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.
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RMIT College (AUS)/School (VTN): Languages and English RMIT School: Global, Urban and Social Studies
Study level: Postgraduate, Undergraduate Program type: Study Tours (Global Intensives)
About your Experience
About your Experience
OdishaProgram details:
  • Tour Leader: Associate Professor Yaso Nadarajah and Dr Glenda Mejia
  • Program Dates: 07 - 20 January 2019
  • Availability: 20 (minimum) – 24 (maximum) places
Odisha is a storehouse of one of the world’s finest cultural heritages. Situated in the eastern part of India, this State has a rich artistic heritage and has produced some of the finest examples of Indian art and architecture. The State is also the homeland of the largest diversity of tribal communities; and many of them have retained the knowledge, heritage and richness of their cultural rites and rituals and place. 
 
This study program offers students can opportunity to engaging with and develop deeper understanding of the diverse lifeworlds of the peoples of Odisha. Students will also have the opportunity to interact and work with local community groups and institutions; contribute towards their efforts in creating collective cultural resources and shares places of community interaction and knowledge. 
 
From language to wall paintings and cultural artefacts, bush medicines to folklore stories and pottery and weaving, this is a unique experience that will provide participants with a greater appreciation of not only the lifeworlds of tribal people in Odisha, but also of tribal and indigenous ways of life globally.

Program cost
The material fee for this program is approximately $1650 which includes:
  • Accommodation
  • Some meals
  • In-country costs
Please note: This cost is charged in a materials fee and must be paid up front

Additional costs to consider:
  • Vaccinations
  • RMIT tuition tee
  • Flights
  • Host Country Visa (if applicable)
  • Personal Expenditure
  • Travel expenses related to arriving before and after the program
 ** 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
  • All undergraduate and postgraduate (coursework) students, particularly those from International Studies/International Development, Indigenous students from any degree, Business, Engineering, Environmental Studies, and Media and Communications.
 
Academic Credit
Undergraduate:
  • HUSO1301 Internat. Perspective on Community Dev. and/or
  • SOCU1046 Global Languages.
Postgraduate:
  • HUSO2378 Intercultural Practices and/or
  • HUSO2263 Internat. Perspective on Community Dev.
Application and Selection process

STEP ONE: Apply for this program on Mobi by clicking on the "Apply Now" button on this page by 21 September 2018.
Complete the following questionnaires:
  1. Outbound Student Mobility: General Information
  2. Short Term Mobility: General Information
    • Statement of purpose outlining (one page):Why you would make an excellent Global Mobility Ambassador
      1. What you wish to achieve from this program
      2. Why you are interested in participating in the ‘Global and Language Studies Intensive’ program
      3. Why you would make an excellent Global Mobility Ambassador
    • Academic Approval
      1. Copy and paste the below statement in this section: "I confirm I have the appropriate amount of elective course available in my program for enrolment, and will seek advice from my Program Coordinator/School if required."
    • Additional Supporting information and documents
      1. CV/Resume (2 pages maximum)
STEP TWO: Approved students will be notified by 1 October 2018

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

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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.