Explore Mumbai, India through the lens of sustainability and participate in the creation of a sustainable future through this study tour.
- Locations: Mumbai, India
- Dates: November – December 2021
- Eligible students: Undergraduate
- Application submission: Applications are now open and will be assessed with offers made on a rolling basis until places are filled
- Application close date: August 2021
- Unit code: MFP20005 or elective
If you’ve always been curious to experience the sweet taste of India, this tour is for you- after you return, your perception of everyday life will not be the same. Witnessing the trans-cultural parallels and challenges that lay hidden under the lid of linear economy, your values and motivation (whether your field is business, law, engineering, design, or medical sciences) will be powered by the desire to contribute to a different world where sustainability is not just a phrase but an everyday matter of course. And if that isn’t enough then be aware that trade between Australia and India is booming (over $30.4 billion in 2019) and that Mumbai with its 18 million people could become your future career destination.
You will have an opportunity to gain on-location access to experienced professionals in the business areas connected to sustainable development such as Australian and Indian government representatives, NGOs and charity organisations, universities, Swinburne alumni, local entrepreneurs, policy decision makers, and Dharavi community. You’ll also be given time to explore the cultural and historical side of Mumbai with its increasingly global art scene, and sites such as Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station, Haji Ali Dargah shrine, Elephanta Island, or the famed Taj Mahal.
Taj Mahal, India