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Immersive Study Tours

Transformative online and in-person study tours for switched-on individuals ready to expand their understanding of engineering practice and our role in creating change.
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EWB’s suite of immersive study tours are deep-dive, transformative learning experiences tailored to each participant group by expert facilitators.

Built for students and professionals seeking leadership development, direct learning experiences with community, and a critical look at the role of technical professionals in driving sustainability outcomes.

EWB’s immersive study tours will increase your ability to navigate complexity, work in a globalised context, demonstrate sector leadership, and apply both your technical and professional-breadth skills towards a more sustainable and equitable society.

“The Timor-Leste Engineering in Complex Environments Study Tour was a really rich, real-world, international experience where our students could really challenge themselves. Over two-weeks the students were able to have a transformative, cross- cultural experience through exposure to EWB’s in-country partner organisations and practicing professionals. They were able to explore the complexities of a real context. The collaboration with EWB provided a richness that we wouldn’t have been able to do as easily on our own. The unit received exceptionally high satisfaction in the end of unit evaluation.”

Jenny Turner

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Spine Coordinator, School of Engineering Swinburne University of Technology

Each immersive study tour format offers:

Leading practice tools and frameworks

Facilitated peer-group learning

Site visits and/or community homestays

Expert facilitators

Comprehensive risk and safety protocols

Participants will be supported through a structured learning journey involving reflective practice, cultural immersion, workshops and presentations from practitioners, and facilitated group discussion.

Immersive Study Tours

Humanitarian Design Summit

The EWB Australia Humanitarian Design Summit is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an immersive learning experience outside the classroom. 

Over 14 days, you’ll push your boundaries, gain insights into best-practice community development, and appreciate the role engineering plays in creating positive change. You won’t come back the same person (in a good way).

Digital Design Summit

The Digital Design Summit is a deep-dive into engineering practice, creating the space and time to immerse in a real-world and complex virtual learning environment.

Over four weeks, participants engage in a unique project-based learning experience alongside EWB’s teams in country and mentored by a diverse group of industry professionals. The experience aims to complement and expand the boundaries of the university experience while shaping the next generation of socio-technical engineering leaders.

Impactful Futures Immersives

Transformative and immersive professional study tours designed to expand your understanding of emerging global challenges, build skills and define the role you play as a conscious corporate citizen.

Participants will take part in a series of workshops and cultural immersions on a powerful learning journey over seven days. The program brings together a diverse group of professionals, academics and emerging leaders who form a multi-disciplinary cohort, alongside local community members and stakeholders.

Bespoke Study Tours

EWB Australia collaborates with university academics to develop bespoke, thematic study tours, similar to the Humanitarian Design Summit. 

This opportunity is perfect for academics who wish to integrate real-world immersion and hands-on programming into their teaching portfolio. EWB works with academics to develop programs that align with their curriculum and support learning outcomes.

If you’re interested in finding out more, please email designsummit@ewb.org.au.

Explore stories from recent Study Tours

Meet our Futur-neers: Chelsea Hayward 19 May, 2022 - Feature image: Chelsea picking coffee beans in Railaco, Timor Leste during her time volunteering as a mentor on a Humanitarian Design Summit trip in July 2018. Nurse. Farmer. Social worker.… read more
Student research leads to award-winning thesis 9 December, 2020 - In 2019, as a final year Systems Engineering student at the Australian National University (ANU), Liam Highmore was accepted into EWB’s Research Challenge – the final-year offering in the EWB… read more
EWB wins award for engineering education excellence 9 December, 2020 - The Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) has recognised EWB and its University partners team for engineering excellence for the Humanitarian Design Summits in the Engineering Education Engagement category. The… read more