UniSA Online Sustainable Development Goals
Virtual Study Tour 
Stand out from the crowd – Apply now for a fully-funded virtual Study Overseas opportunity for UO students!
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Program Dates: 20th September - 29th October 2021
Application Deadline: 6th August 2021
Synchronous commitment of 2 evenings per week (Monday and Tuesday 7-9:30pm). Additional, nonsynchronous work will also be required.
Designed exclusively for UniSA Online, in collaboration with UO academics
Receive 4.5 UniSA units credit, pending PD approval
Australian Government funding of $1700 available to cover the entire cost of the program for eligible students – meaning it’s free! Places limited.
Work in a multi-disciplinary team on real industry projects
Virtually discover the culture and organisations based in Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore
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Program at a glance
Virtual visits, speakers & lectures

>     8 organizations with live guest speakers via zoom
>     1 virtual lecture on sustainability
>     experiential learning debrief sessions every Monday and Tuesday


SDG Start-up Project

>     9 virtual hands-on workshops
>     3-4 virtual team experiences
>     8 - 17 Global Goal participant presentations
>     1 virtual pitching competition


Cultural activities

>     1 virtual cooking class & welcome dinner
>     7 360° tours of SDG-related themes
>     1 farewell sundowner
Program Overview
During this Virtual SDG Program, you embark on a virtual journey and dive into the world of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (short: SDGs or Global Goals). On the one hand, you visit SDG-related companies and social start-ups in Asia and hear from selected guest speakers featuring UN Global Goals Advocates and supporting organizations. On the other hand, you become an active member in the global SDG community:
1)    by adopting a goal and becoming its goalkeeper and
2)    by becoming a social innovator and developing an SDG-related Project

This virtual experience takes you to four Asian countries and lets you discover eight organizations, such as Qualy from Thailand, Urban Spring from Hong Kong and a social start-up accelerator called ImpacTech from Singapore. You will also attend an online lecture held by a professor from the United Nations University in Japan. The virtual meetings with managers from these organizations allow you to gain a better understanding of the SDG mission and learn how you can become the change our planet deserves and needs.

Two experienced program managers and serial entrepreneurs from People & Friends virtually accompany you during the entire program. They provide guidance and support during the SDG Start-up Projects by sharing their knowledge and expertise and engage everyone through additional virtual activities.

Besides participating in a virtual cooking class led by a Japanese sushi cooking studio, you put on your Google Cardboard glasses to go on a virtual UN Peacekeeper mission, learn about endangered whale sharks and visit UN World Heritage sites, such as the Ayutthaya Historical Temples in Thailand. For the virtual cooking class, we will send you a grocery shopping list of things you need. Our sushi chef will then show us how we prepare our own dinner virtually.
The SDG Start-up project explained
You and the rest of the group are divided into teams who choose one of the three Global Goals categories (biosphere, society and economy). Based on your category and the related Global Goals, your team starts developing its own SDG Start-up Project. Each day, the two People & Friends program managers give a highly interactive workshop to introduce you to various state-of-the-art tools and methods for your to apply to your own project. By learning about Design and Visual Thinking or the Business Model Canvas, for example, you are equipped with the needed skill-set and, more importantly, mindset to successfully develop entrepreneurial projects that create a sustainable impact. At the end of the program each team presents its final results in front of a jury of experienced social entrepreneurs based in Asia to receive valuable feedback.
Eligibility
General Eligibility
Students must:
  • have a UniSA Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or above (if you do not have a GPA because you have not completed enough units, your application will still be considered).
  • have no more than 9 failed units in the program in which you are currently enrolled
  • be receiving at least 4.5 units credit, or meeting a mandatory program requirement, in recognition of your virtual mobility program

Additional Grant Eligibility
Students must:
  • be an Australian citizen
  • must be able to get approval from your Program Director that a minimum of 4.5 units credit will be awarded towards your current program for your overseas study, or be meeting a program requirement
  • be undertaking a Bachelor Degree or Bachelor Honours Degree
  • Please note: grants will be allocated based on academic merit

Please read the eligibility requirements before applying.  Applications that do not meet the general eligibility requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you wish to discuss your eligibility please contact short.programs@unisa.edu.au
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Once you have received confirmation from UniSA that you're eligible to take part in the program (as well as grant eligibility), we will then apply for credit pre-approval on your behalf to your Program Director.

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We'll let you know when credit pre-approval has been received, so you can then get ready for your upcoming UniSA Online Sustainable Development Goals Virtual Study Tour!

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These terms and conditions must be read, understood and signed by all UniSA students participating in a virtual mobility program including (but not limited to) full semester and short-term exchanges, study tours, placements, internships, research projects, conferences and summer school programs (Program).

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