The information below is for programs offered in Winter 2019. Winter 2020 program details will be updated as they become available from the host. Please do not apply to UQ until the updated Winter 2020 information is available and updated.

The Engineers Without Borders Humanitarian Design Summit program is an educational study tour, open to all students, designed to provide students with professional work experience while allowing them to develop a deeper understanding of the role design and technology play in creating positive change within communities.

Experience

The Humanitarian Design Summit program is an educational study tour designed to provide students with professional work experience while allowing them to develop a deeper understanding of the role Human-Centred Design and technology play in creating positive change within communities. 

You can find out more about the EWB Humanitarian Design Summit by reading the EWB website. 

Credit/Professional Practice

Engineering students may be eligible for Professional Practice. EWB is approved for up to 80 hours of Part A Practice.

If you are seeking recognition for professional practice, please upload a completed, Intention to Claim Professional Practice Form to your Short Term Global Experience Application in lieu of the Application for Credit form.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences students may be eligible for Level 2 credit through PHSS2000: Practical Employability Experience. Students must have space within their program for a 2 unit general elective. For more information, visit the course webpage.

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact EWB for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

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

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Costs

The program fee is $3,500. More information regarding program fees can be found on the EWB website.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience. 

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants

Several $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants (NCP) are available to Engineering students who participate in the  Cambodia Session. Students must meet the NCP eligibility criteria and must be approved to receive professional practice recognition for their experience. 

Accommodation

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

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: TBC

Program Dates

December Session 
Start: December 2019
End: 15 December 2019

February Session
Start: 3 February 2020
End: 16 February 2020

The dates listed above are for the Winter 2019 program. Dates for the Winter 2020 program are TBC. 

Fast Facts

Type: Community-based learning/Volunteering
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Cambodia
Credit: For-credit, not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate, Postgraduate


*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only

OS-HELP Loan

If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​

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