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STUDY TOURS

Where in the world do you want to learn?

Mannkal’s immersive 6 week study tour experience takes Western Australian university students across the world to places that have been vital to the development of individual freedom, property rights and voluntary exchange.

Students travel in three distinct groups to the Americas, Europe and the Indo-Pacific, following a structured itinerary arranged by Mannkal. The tours offer an opportunity to develop an understanding of the characters, stories and sentiments that have transformed liberal concepts into reality. Participants gain exposure to policymakers and research analysts from leading think tanks, distinguished academics from elite institutions and political and industry leaders across three global regions. They learn through interactive seminars, panel discussions, workshops and field visits.

Applications for the study tours are open to university students of all disciplines and run during university breaks. The next study tours will take place between 6th January – 21st February 2020

Study Tours are of 6 weeks duration over the June-July and December – February university semester breaks. Scholars visit a wide range of think tanks for 1-7 days each, as well attend conferences and other events.

Mannkal covers all basic necessary expenses for the study tour, administered through the student’s university. The bursaries include travel expenses, basic accommodation, travel insurance, visa fees, any event expenses and a small living allowance.

You can now submit your application online – please click on APPLY NOW (below).

Make sure you fulfil the eligibility criteria.

Points to consider for your application (in your cover letter):
– What it is about the specific study tour that interests you? Which topics and countries?
– What do you want to learn? What will you do with that knowledge?
– Why should you be chosen for this particular opportunity?

Applications are accepted and assessed on continual, rolling basis up until the closing date. Candidates who submit their application early have a higher likelihood of receiving a study tour scholarship.

To be eligible for a Mannkal study tour scholarship, you must:

  • Have successfully completed a domestic or international conference opportunity through Mannkal;
  • Currently be enrolled as an undergraduate or postgraduate student (part-time or full-time) at a Western Australian university;
  • Hold either Australian citizenship or permanent residency*;
  • Be based in Western Australia.

*International students are unfortunately not eligible for Mannkal scholarships; in very rare circumstances, an exception may be made. However, international students are very welcome to attend our seminars and events.

Above all, Mannkal values entrepreneurialism and enthusiasm for a free and open society. We consider students from across all faculties, departments and backgrounds. Course marks are one consideration, but this should not exclude students who have made contributions in other areas. Aspects of the LDP benefit from a formal study of economics and public policy, but a keen interest and awareness of the philosophical concepts behind these subjects is more important.

Students are generally eligible for one study tour. Places are subject to availability and may change without notice. Applications are accepted and assessed on continual, rolling basis up until the deadline. Candidates who submit their application early have a higher likelihood of receiving a scholarship.

Attendance and participation at our events and seminars is an essential prerequisite for a successful application.

All successful applicants must be available for a pre-departure and a post-study tour briefing.

Deadlines for 2019:

Summer study tours: Sunday, 29th September 2019

Submit your study tour application online: 

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Points to consider for your application (in your cover letter): What it is about the specific study tour that interests you? Which topics and countries? What do you want to learn? What will you do with that knowledge? Why should you be chosen for this particular opportunity?

STUDY TOUR OVERVIEW

Applications for Summer 2020 close Sunday, 29th September 2019

The Americas study tour is for students passionate about creating legislative reform and promoting the advancement of free market ideas.

This study tour will engage Western Australian university students interested in a career in politics, law, diplomacy, policy research, activist leadership, start-up entrepreneurship or film studies.

Prior to their study tour, all students are introduced to the US founding principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, including the separation of powers, limited government and competitive federalism, that has shaped the American identity, culture and mindset.

Over the course of the 6-week study tour students will travel across the United States spending 4-5 days in each city.

The United States study tour participants will be exposed to several themes throughout their 6-week schedule with a number of policy experts, diplomatic leaders, elected officials and academics in discussion forums and policy talks.

Whilst themes of each visit are subject to confirmation with our host partners, previous study tour themes  and associated site visits have included:

  • Conservation and Environment Entrepreneurship (Montana)
  • Innovation and Disruptive Technologies (San Francisco, California)
  • Television training, speech writing, media relations, personal branding (Los Angeles and Washington DC)
  • Limited Government in Representatives Democracies (Washington DC)
  • International Trade and Strategic Studies (Washington DC)
  • Austrian Economics (Alabama)
  • Monetary Policies and Institutions (Massachusetts)
  • Human Rights and Property Rights (New York)

The European study tour is for students passionate about creating legislative reform and promoting the advancement of free market ideas.

This study tour will engage Western Australian university students interested in a career in financial services, economic research, politics, law, start-up entrepreneurship or cryptocurrencies.

Prior to their study tour, all students are introduced to the Western ideological heritage beginning with the Magna Carta of 1215 and informed by the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. These philosophical movements have once made Europe the ‘melting-pot’ of social and economic advances that provide the foundations of democratic, legal and financial institutions around the world.  

Students travel across Europe visiting various cities spending 4-5 days in each city.

The European study tour participants will be exposed to several themes throughout their 6-week schedule with a number of policy experts, diplomatic leaders, elected officials and academics in discussion forums and policy talks.

Whilst themes of each visit are subject to confirmation with our host partners, previous study tour themes and associated site visits have included:

  • Britain and American Relations (London)
  • European Banking (London)
  • Austrian Economics (Vienna)
  • Totalitarian Governments (Vienna and Berlin)
  • Innovation and Disruptive Technologies (Tallinn)
  • The European Union and International Trade (Athens and London)

The Indo-Pacific study tour is for students passionate about creating legislative reform and promoting the advancement of free market ideas.

This study tour is perfect for Western Australian university students interested in a career in foreign affairs, defence strategy, financial services, political and economic research, international law, politics, start-up entrepreneurship, human rights and anti-trafficking reform, and Indigenous affairs.

Prior to their study tour, all students are introduced to Australia’s perspective on social, geopolitical, diplomatic and economic challenges in the Indo-Pacific region and how Australia should respond internally and in response to its neighbours.

Throughout the tour, students will learn how free markets and international trade have been essential in alleviating the Asian region from global poverty. Students will understand how free enterprise and respect for property rights increases living standards, reduces poverty and promotes human dignity. Mannkal scholars will be exposed to various free market initiatives being implemented to combat poverty, and the importance of property rights and government transparency in ensuring the preservation of human dignity.

Students travel across the Indo-Pacific region visiting various cities spending 4-5 days in each place.  

The Indo-Pacific study tour participants will be exposed to several themes throughout their 6-week schedule with a number of policy experts, diplomatic leaders, elected officials and academics in discussion forums and policy talks.

Whilst themes of each visit are subject to confirmation with our host partners, previous study tour themes and associated site visits have included:

  • Industrial Relations and Industry Regulations (Melbourne)
  • Federalism and the Separation of Powers (Canberra)
  • Open and Closed Market Economies (Hong Kong)
  • Desert Start-ups: Science and Technological Innovation (Israel)
  • Cyber Security, Hybrid Warfare and Counterterrorism (Israel)
  • Agriculture, Water Recycling and Renewable Energy Techniques (Israel)
  • Human Rights, Anti-Trafficking and Property Rights (Jakarta)
  • Poverty Reduction through Free Market Reforms (Jakarta)
  • Limited Government and Public Choice Theory (Wellington, Sydney)
  • Health, Social Policies and Indigenous Affairs (Sydney)

LDP OVERVIEW

Please note: attendance and participation at our events and seminars is an essential prerequisite for a successful application

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