Generate Worldwide and Young Opportunities Australia India study tours are a great way to get to know and learn more about India. You will benefit from the structured study program, engagement with local development organisations, and your experienced tour guides and fellow students. Tours run at different times throughout the year, so stay tuned for your next opportunity to join.
Generate Worldwide and Young Opportunities Australia
Generate Worldwide specialises in educational study tours for young Australians. Its aim is to provide you with a meaningful travel experience by combining invaluable first hand experiences with contextual briefings and learning opportunities. The team at Generate Worldwide, led by founder and Director Erin Lynn (also a PhD candidate at Monash University), has extensive experience in India and is dedicated to providing you with the best possible experience.
Young Opportunities Australia is a social enterprise providing information, advice and support on career development opportunities for students and young professionals. Its aim is to help you find employment or progress in your career through its extensive resources and large community. Margaret Quixely, Young Opportunities Australia’s founder, brings a wealth of experience and strong professional development to the study tours.
India Insights Study Tour 2015
The India Insights Study Tour 2015 included 15 days of adventure and learning across the north of India, with a focus on the development challenges facing the world’s largest democracy. The tour explored Delhi, Agra (home of Taj Mahal) and Mumbai, giving you the opportunity to:
- join site visits to non-governmental organisations – Asha Society, Atma and Salaam Baalak Trust
- participate in regular group discussions, briefings and de-briefings
- enjoy a home-stay in South Delhi
- see the Taj Mahal and the ancient Agra Fort
- visit the Kingdom of Dreams – Bollywood’s answer to Broadway.
If you are a student, make sure you check with your host institutions if you can gain academic credit for the study tour. Previous participants have been eligible, and Generate Worldwide and Young Opportunities Australia will be happy to assist you with the necessary information or documents.
Also, have a look at the volunteer opportunities available with Atma. You never know where the connections you make on this study tour will take you.
Things you need to know
The tour fee covers your accommodation (3-star twin-share); in-country transport and transfers (including internal airfares); all site visits and tours included in the itinerary (an important portion of your fees are distributed to the three non-governmental organisations to cover their costs in hosting you).
You will need to pay for your international airfares, meals, travel insurance, vaccinations (check with your travel doctor in advance).
To be eligible you must be over 18 years of age; have a valid passport (with an expiry date at least 6 months from the date of return); be eligible for an India tourist visa, and get comprehensive medical travel insurance. For more information and to apply for a visa, head to VSF (the service provider for an Indian visa).
For an idea of the cost, the India Insights Study Tour 2015 ran for 15 days and cost $3,350. Generate Worldwide and Young Opportunities Australia are usually happy for you to pay in instalments to help you plan your trip.
How to apply
Generate Worldwide and Young Opportunities Australia have an online application form. When applying, make sure you take the time explaining why you are applying and what you are hoping to gain from the tour, personally, academically or professionally. If you are successful in the written application, you will be asked to undertake a phone interview.