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STT | Unbound: Social Enterprise and Sustainable Development in Fiji
Suva, Fiji (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||05/01/2019||18/01/2019|
|NOTE: The Mobi term Summer 2018 covers the period 05 January 2019 - 18 January 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|
|Study level:||Undergraduate||Program type:||Global Summer Programs|
|Time of year:||Summer|
|About your Experience|
Fiji is a country that has faced significant development and change in the past decade, and these advancements are not without environmental and social consequences. Factors like air pollution, deforestation, and soil erosion threaten the stunning natural oasis the country is so renowned for, while issues like lack of suitable housing, high truancy rates in schools, and shifts related to cultural identity create a challenging social landscape for many to navigate.
The Social Enterprise and Sustainable Development Tour (Fiji) is an immersive educational program providing students with an exploration of the environmental and social complexities which have become inextricably linked across this sizeable cluster of islands in the Asia-Pacific. Student will also develop first-hand knowledge of Human-Centred Design (HCD) processes in an emerging economy / Asia-Pacific context. Participants will develop their knowledge of HCD and learn to apply the principles and tools through a practical project with a multi-disciplinary, cross-university small team. The social enterprise site visits, local partners, and workshops with expert facilitators will provide the mechanism to create action projects that explore design, architecture, community development and global issues, as well as using HCD to create user focused solutions, designs and innovations.
This program provides student participants with the opportunity to learn in the Fiji and Asia-Pacific context, to undertake a multi-disciplinary work project with students from other universities, countries and backgrounds, and to develop their cross-cultural knowledge and skills. This innovative program aims to create socially-minded professionals ready to effectively engage on global issues in the century ahead.
Unbound is running this program from 5 January - 18 January 2019.
For a detailed itinerary of the program, please click here.
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
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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