The Student Ambassador Program to India will take place over three weeks from late November to mid-December 2012. The program provides a fantastic opportunity for you to visit one of the world's fastest growing economies: India. You will immerse yourself in the Indian culture visiting five cities and rural villages across this vast country. You will meet with local students and visit different Non Government Organisations as well as take part in many cultural and industry visits. This program offers a great opportunity for you to meet other ECU students, expand your academic knowledge in a international context and enjoy a potentially life-changing experience.
25 November - 13 December 2012
The program will provide you with a great experience of India as you visit temples, palaces and other extraordinary sites of one of the world's greatest civilisations. India is a country that has more than 30 official languages and one billion people that is well known for its diversity. You will experience the hectic pace of Mumbai, with a population greater than that of Australia, contrasted with the ancient city of Varanasi and rural villages.
The program will visit five major cities in India including:
As well as the world famous Taj Mahal, the program will take in the cultural and tradition of India in the oldest living city of Varanasi on the bank of the the Ganges River and the site of ruins in Lothal, a major city of Indus Valley civilisation.
During the Ambassador Program to India you will have the opportunity to:
For more info regarding program costs, please contact Dr Leisa Armstrong (see contact information below).
Participating students will receive an ECU subsidy of $2000 to be used towards the costs of the program (subsidy conditions apply).
Students can also undertake fundraising activities to raise funds that will contribute towards program expenses and donations to the charity organisations that you will visit in India.
This program is targeted to students from all Faculties (Health, Engineering and Science, Education and Arts, Business and Law and Regional Professional Studies). The following eligibility requirements apply for the program:
You may be able to receive academic credit for the program through the following units:
You must seek approval from the relevant unit and course coordinator to obtain credit for the program.
If seeking credit for ISS3101 or ISS5101 you must also submit a project proposal at the time of application.
You will be accompanied by ECU academic, Dr Leisa Armstrong, who has been running the Ambassador Program to India since 2008. Dr Armstrong is an experienced ECU academic who is a regular visitor to India and conversant in the local Hindi language. Dr Armstrong has been travelling to India for the last 20 years and has many university and industry contacts throughout India. You will also be accompanied by local tour assistants and guides for sightseeing activities.
For more information about the Ambassador Program to India and to submit your Expression of Interest, please contact:
Dr Leisa Armstrong (School of Computing and Security Science)
Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6506
Mr Sree Nallan
Expressions of interest close 31 July 2012