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GWT | Project Everest: Recycling Solutions in Timor Leste
Dili, East Timor (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer,
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Term Year Deadline Decision Date Approx. Host Institution Start Date Approx. Host Institution End Date
Summer 2018 03/12/2018
Rolling Admission 02/01/2019 27/02/2019
NOTE: The Mobi term Summer 2018 covers the period 2 January 2019 - 27 February 2019. There are 2 program intakes: 2 January- 29 January 2019 and 31 January - 27 February 2019

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RMIT College (AUS)/School (VTN): Any compatible discipline RMIT School: Any compatible discipline
Study level: Undergraduate Program type: Global Work
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Project Everest
***Only pre-identified and approved students from the Engineering WIL Team register here***

Program Details:
Project Everest has developed a sustainable social business to mitigate the negative health and environmental impacts of improper waste management in Timor-Leste. Everest Recycling Solutions (ERS) operates autonomously with only remote management from Australia.

Through effective collections, transport and warehousing ERS prevents PET bottles, glass and aluminium cans from becoming landfill in the small island nation of Timor-Leste.Further development of the business model is required to achieve greater scale and effective use of repurposing recycled products. Currently, ERS services large business customers in Dili including Hotel Timor, Plaza Hotel Executive Wing, Mobys, SDV and WEC. This operation has been running relatively smoothly. There exists an opportunity to expand operations to service individual community members in addition to business customers.

Project Everest is running two sessions for this program:
  • Program 1: 2 January - 29 January 2019
  • Program 2: 31 January - 27 February 2019
For a detailed itinerary of the program, please click here.

Program Cost:
The approximate cost of this program is AU$3,590.

This cost includes the following:
  • Accommodation (from beginning of project until second last evening)
  • Breakfast and dinner on project days
  • 1 day Trekker Training (resources, lunch and snacks included for Trekker Training)
  • Clean drinking water
  • Utilities- water, electricity, internet for project use
  • In-country training workshops
  • Dedicated Team Leader & Senior Leaders
  • Cultural Events
  • Travel insurance ($250 excess)
  • Access to International SOS
  • Crowdicity Access
  • Consultant Access where necessary
  • Project Everest Polo Shirt
  • Project Everest Notebook
Additional Costs to Consider:
  • RMIT Tuition Fees
  • Accommodation on last night, pre- or post-project
  • Lunch on any day
  • All meals on designated weekends
  • Vaccinations
  • Mobile phone credit or data for personal use
  • Weekend travel
  • Flights to country or to Trekker Training
  • 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.

  • Only pre-approved students by Engineering WIL Team, in Engineering disciplines who are eligible for a NCP grant.

Academic Credit:
Participants must earn academic credit towards their program through the following option:
  • Engineering students can gain credit by enrolling into:
    • Undergraduate: OENG1164 - Humanitarian Experiential Learning Project (12 credit points)

Application/Registration process:
  • Apply first to Project Everest for a place on the program:
    • Main Round: TBC
  • Students accepted into this program will be required to register on Mobi by 30 November 2018 by completing the following questionnaires:
    • Outbound Student Mobility: General Information
    • Short Term Mobility: General Information
      • Under Section 3. Academic Approval, please upload your program manager approval letter (example template)
      • Under Section 5. Additional Supporting Info and/or Documents, please upload your Project Everest confirmation.

Summer 2018
  • There are up to 10 x $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants available to eligible Australian citizens enrolled in a bachelor/bachelor honours program and who will receive credit for their experience in the Project Everest: Recycling Solutions in Timor Leste program.
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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