Mar 10, 2019

Rotary Adventure in Citizenship (RAIC)

  • Crimson Education
  • Canberra ACT, Australia
Camp Other

Description

Rotary Adventure in Citizenship (RAIC) is an intensive and fun filled week-long program to help prepare young adults for full participation as citizens of Australia.

Each year around 35 Year 11 students (the delegates) are sent by their local Rotary clubs to Canberra. They are taken out of their comfort zones into new places, set amongst new faces and asked to do new things.

For a week, RAIC puts the delegates "inside" Canberra.

Run in partnership with the Parliamentary Education Office the delegates are immersed behind the scenes in Parliament House.

They view Parliament in action, including the Budget speech and Question Time, meet their Federal member of parliament and Press Gallery journalists. Through role play, delegates participate in law-making debates and explore the functions of the Parliament.

One of the highlights is having morning tea with the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

And most importantly, they meet and make friends with young people from all over Australia. Delegates from previous years have said this is one of the highlights of the RAIC program.

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

N/A

Competitiveness

5/5

35 students across Australia selected

Participation Cost

4/5

$1200 cost

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

3/5

Participants should have knowledge of or strong interest in Australian politics and government

Time Commitment

3/5

One-off week-long camp

Application Deadline

Applications open mid-December year prior to event and close in late Feb

Application Process Includes

Application form from website - personal info, prepare 90-second statement (like in Aus Parliament)