Global Immersion Guarantee Field sites

These five destinations present a multitude of resources and experiences for you to conduct your fieldwork, work with locals and experience first-hand the unique environmental and economic issues relevant to the areas. Again, remember, while you have a preference for your location, we can't guarantee you'll be allocated there.

China

If you're allocated to visit China, you will be based in the dynamic, cosmopolitan city of Shanghai where you'll engage across sectors to explore issues of sustainability through the economic, environmental and societal lens.

During your time in China, you will connect with the energetic youth and businesses in Shanghai influencing change.

India

If you're allocated to visit India, you will be based at either the TATA Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) or the IIT-B Monash-Research Academy in Mumbai. You'll be navigating the environmental challenges faced by India’s biggest and most populated city, you will be engaging with local academics, non-government organisations and businesses to understand the impact that rapid urbanisation has had on the natural environment, and the communities that inhabit them.

During your time in India, you will be engaged with issues such as rural and urban development and the environment, the Indian response to climate change, intersectionality, the caste system and the impact of urbanisation, among others. You will spend time exploring the city and all its contrasts through seminars with local organisations and engaging with local students and young people.

Indonesia

If you're allocated to visit Indonesia, two of Indonesia’s most important cities to begin to understand how different communities can balance economic development and environmental sustainability. Based initially at the Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta – the nation’s cultural capital – you will be introduced to some of the biggest environmental challenges faced by one Australia’s most important global partners. You will then move to Jakarta – the nation’s political and financial capital – where you will be learning from industry leaders who are implementing responses to some of our biggest regional and global challenges.

Italy

If you're allocated to visit Italy, you will be based at the Monash Prato Centre. Here you will be exploring the evolving relationship between communities and the natural environment, and witness first-hand the impact that this has. You will be asked to think about how communities in Italy can balance the changing nature of economic and social development and environmental protection in some of the most widely visited places in the world.

Malaysia

Students that travel to Malaysia will have the opportunity to hone their skills and accumulate knowledge through their engagement with various agencies working on conservation and environmental protection from a highly localised perspective. Based at the Monash Malaysia campus in Sunway, you will have the opportunity to work closely with various stakeholders on the intersections between nature, culture, community and sustainability in Malaysia