Unbound Global Social Impact Program - Summer 2021/2022

Program Overview:

The Unbound Global Social Impact Program is an engaging program connecting students with the Asia Pacific region on real world multidisciplinary projects.

This exciting program has strong links with innovators, social entrepreneurs and leaders across the region, and a chance to learn from, and with, inspiring role models. With a focus on cultural exchange and group projects this experience isn’t your usual Zoom course – with cooking classes, global speakers and mentors, and a chance to get hands-on with a real project. 

This program is delivered online (with some optional face-to-face activities, subject to coronavirus restrictions) and is a chance to gain professional and cross-cultural skills in a fun and interactive way.


This program is open to Australian university students from all disciplines. There are no pre-requisites or prior experience needed.

This program is delivered entirely online with optional meetups in Australia (subject to COVID restrictions). The projects link to Unbound's partners across the Asia-Pacific region.

This project has been designed in collaboration between Unbound and the host universities, in line with the New Colombo Plan (NCP) initiative coordinated by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and supported with NCP Mobility Grants.

This program is a fully-funded program, without costs for participating students.
These grants cover the full cost of this initiative, and there are no further program costs for eligible students. Eligibility for these scholarships include receiving academic credit, being an Australian citizen and other requirements as outlined by your Learning Abroad office.

The full cost of this program is: AUD$2,500.

We also have some full scholarships available for some students, who may not be eligible for this funding. Please get in contact if you're not able to receive NCP funding.

Academic Credit
This program has been designed for academic credit in collaboration with our university partners. Check with us or your Learning Abroad office for details. This program is approved for 80 hours of Engineering Work Experience.


  • Summer 2021/22 - 6 weeks (part time / 2 sessions per week)


These programs are delivered online (Zoom) and designed to be completed alongside normal university studies.

Dates and Timing

Summer Program: 10 January - 18 February, 2022

  • Part Time: 2 seminars per week (2 hours) + 1 cultural event

To apply for this program please visit: www.unbound.edu.au/apply 
Applications Close –  15 November, 2021 (Early Round)
Applications Close - 15 December 2021 (Final Round) 

These experiences can be incorporated into the ANU ENGN3013 Engineering for a Humanitarian Context course or Grand Challenges in Engineering special topic over Jan/Feb 2022 which means a student can gain course credit and be eligible for New Colombo Plan (NCP) scholarships. NCP scholarships are only available to undergraduate students.

Please contact Jeremy Smith (jeremy.smith@anu.edu.au) if you have any questions about the programs or courses or scholarships.  


Application closing date

15 November 2021
Applications open for this opportunity: 
15 Oct 2021
Study level: 

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