Sustainable Sainji

Flag of India alongside the words Sustainable Sainji: an International Community Experience initiative

The Sustainable Sainji Programme is led by Anglia Ruskin University’s Global Sustainability Institute (GSI). Like all International Community Experience (ICE) programmes, students, staff and ARU alumni are eligible to participate in this project.

Applications for the 2022 programme are now open and will close on Wednesday 13 April 2022.

For more information about Sustainable Sainji and how you can get involved please visit the GSI web pages.

For application forms please see below.

Key information

Trip dates

These are likely to be 27 August-10 September 2022.

We may need to leave a day earlier or arrive a day later depending on flights.

Briefing meetings

4 May, 18 May, 1 June 2022.

You must attend all these to be part of the trip.


  • You will also need to budget for any immunisations which are not free on the NHS (costs vary), and for a visa (around £20).
  • You will be expected to attend two to three team meetings before we leave, to discuss what we will be doing in Sainji.
  • Your passport must be valid for six months after the return date of the trip.

How to apply

If you would like to apply to be involved in Sustainable Sainji 2022 please fill out all four forms below and send to

Sustainable Sainji application form

Sustainable Sainji tutor form

Health questionnaire

Volunteer agreement

You will also need to read our terms and conditions.

Read more about what we've done to help

Sustainable Sainji project report 2019

Sustainable Sainji project report 2018

Sustainable Sainji project report 2017

Sustainable Sainji project report 2016

Sustainable Sainji in the news

In 2017, the Sustainable Sainji project was a finalist in the Green Gown Awards.

We were also a best practice case study (see page 10) in the publication Educating for Sustainability, published by the ISCN for the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos.