Challenges Abroad offers exceptional opportunities to further your life skills and to create incredible experiences, all while helping disadvantaged communities around the world. 

Experience

Your adventure starts in Delhi where you will have the chance to immerse yourself in a culture with a unique place in the Indian tradition. Memories of the glorious past rub shoulders with soaring skyscrapers, upmarket residential colonies, and bustling commercial complexes.

For the volunteer project, you will travel to Palampur in the foothills of the Himalayas where you will become a part of the local community through your charitable work. Rural India faces many challenges, through our project partners your main focus will be on education supporting the local schools and children. Your work could span a wide range of contributions from redecorating and refurbishing to leading sports, drama and arts & crafts activities. This is your chance to volunteer abroad and make a real difference to the lives of those less fortunate.

You then have the option of extending the adventure travelling around India’s famous Golden Triangle. The highlight for many will undoubtedly be exploring the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra, which is one of the world’s most spectacular buildings! Other highlights include Jaipur, better known as the ‘Pink City’, Agra and Amritsar.

You can find out more about the India Development Challenge program by visiting the Challenges Abroad website

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Abroad Student Eligibility Criteria and any eligibility criteria set by Challenges Abroad. 

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Costs

The program fee is $2,250. More information regarding program fees can be found on the Challenges Abroad website

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding

Accommodation

Accommodation is included in the program cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the Challenges Abroad website.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ Abroad: Summer 2017/2018 applications for this program have now closed
Host: 20 November 2017

Program Dates

Start: 20 January 2018
End: 10 February 2018

Fast Facts

Type: Community-based learning​
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Delhi, India
Credit: Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate, Postgraduate