Through a two-week international internship opportunity, La Trobe students will have the opportunity to learn about the impacts of climate change in Samoa and actively participate in discussions with sections of the government, businesses and communities.
Dates: Saturday 28 September – Saturday 12 October 2019
The opportunity is delivered by CERES Global, the international outreach project of CERES Community Environment Park in Brunswick, and is associated with the La Trobe subject ASC3WPP as a Work Integrated Learning opportunity.
Students will have the opportunity to visit multiple locations in Samoa and learn about opportunities for environmentally sustainable development, women’s empowerment, social enterprise activities and more.
Who can apply?
This program is open to undergraduate students at all La Trobe University campuses with a 2nd or 3rd year elective available in their study plan, who have completed 120 credit points.
How much does the trip cost?
The cost of the programs is $2,500 plus flights. The fee includes all food, accommodation, in-country transport, facilitated sessions and scheduled activities. Return flights typically cost between $750-$1000.
Does the university provide me with any financial support?
Successful applicants will be eligible to receive a New Colombo Plan (NCP) grant of $3,000. NCP funding will be allocated based on eligibility, strength of application and date order of receipt.
There are ten $3,000 grants available. Once these funds are exhausted, additional students may be eligible to receive a La Trobe Abroad Mobility Grant of $1,500.
Note: Students are only eligible for one NCP grant during their course and must be an Australian citizen.
How do I express interest in the trip?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an Expression of Interest (EoI) form.
Complete the EoI form, and return to email@example.com with a copy of your CV and academic transcript by Friday 9 August, 2019.
Attend the CERES Global Samoa Trip Information Session
When: Wednesday 29 May, 2019
Where: La Trobe University- Donald Whitehead Building (DW- 403A)
Register for the information session.
Or join via zoom https://latrobe.zoom.us/j/247971327