Sustainable development in South East Asia

Unit ATS2249
Credit points  6 credit points
Location South East Asia
CoordinatorsDr Briony Rogers
Overseas dates Study tour 
Applications open Not offered in 2018

Program details

The challenge of sustainable development is unprecedented. Extreme poverty, inequality and social exclusion is widening within most countries and the rapid decline of our planet’s health threatens the ecosystems upon which life depends. To drive an action agenda for addressing these challenges, organisations such as the United Nations have begun linking poverty reduction and inequality within the broader context of sustainability.

These challenges are keenly felt in South East Asia. The study tour underpinning this unit focuses on sustainable development in the context of Indonesia, providing a local setting in which to consider sustainability meanings, priorities and solutions. We take a sociological perspective to explore the cultural contexts, structural foundations and local agency that will influence the success, or otherwise, of strategies to improve people’s lives and ensure the planet’s sustainability.

The study tour visits different locations and organisations in Indonesia that are experiencing significant challenges, opportunities and innovations in relation to sustainable development, including food security and agriculture, climate change and energy, sustainable water, health and wellbeing, social inclusion and gender, education, sustainable economy, biodiversity and ecosystem services, governance and cities.


All students will receive a Monash Abroad Travel Grant.

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Program fee

Deposit (paid on application)* TBC
Balance (paid on acceptance into program) TBC
Total TBC

Included in program fee

  • TBC
  • Travel Insurance (all outgoing students will receive complementary travel insurance)

Not included in program fee

  • TBC
  • Tuition fee (Monash students will be charged fees according to their verified funding status)
  • International return flights and transfers**

Health, wellbeing and vaccinations

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Monash University Health Services can assist with any vaccinations you require.

*Please read our refund procedure carefully before applying
**Program Fee is subject to change at any time
***Students should not book flights until after your application has been endorsed by the Faculty and the Faculty has confirmed the program will be going ahead.