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Faculty Study Tours

Australian Middle East Journalism Exchange

Australian Middle East Journalism Exchange

Medical Science in China

Medical Science in China

Faculty Study Tours (FST's) are short term programs run over 2-5 weeks, designed and led by UC Faculty Members specifically for UC degrees. They function like an international field trip as part of a UC unit.

  • Enrol directly in a UC unit
  • Assessment designed around the trip/activities/guest lectures/site visits
  • Tailored towards UC degrees
  • Approx 10-20 students per program

Apply for a Faculty Study Tour here.

Summer 2019/2020 Programs

Nepal is known for its natural beauty and vast mountain ranges containing 8 of the 10 highest peaks in the world. Nepal lies along the southern slopes of the Himalayan mountain ranges and has an estimated population of around 30 million. In April 2015 parts of Nepal were devastated by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, the regions worst in 80 years killing over 8000 people, leaving thousands injured and flattening villages. Today, many villages are slowly rebuilding. In collaboration with the Canberra based, REACH for Nepal Foundation, we will be visiting rural Nepal in the Pokhara Valley to help rebuild, educate, and assist the children within a local Nepali community.

The program is based around 2 projects:

Academic project: You will work on a health-related project that is specific to the community we are visiting during Semester 2 and deliver the project while in Nepal.

Rebuild project: You will assist with a rebuild project, this could be the building of a wall, part of a classroom or playground for the local school.

The University of Canberra has partnered with Western University in Canada to provide a student practice education exchange experience for Master of Occupational Therapy students. The placement will occur during Occupational Therapy Professional Practice 2 (OTPP2 – unit 8726), from 6 January - 28 February 2020 in Western Ontario Canada.

Up to 4 students may be able to complete this placement with 4 Endeavour Awards available to support this.

The University of Canberra has a unique opportunity for Master of Occupational Therapy students to undertake a practice education exchange experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. The placement will occur during Occupational Therapy Professional Practice 2 (OTPP2 – unit 8726), from 21 January - 20 March 2020.

Up to 2 students may be able to complete this placement. Student must be completing a Master of Occupational Therapy and enrolled in unit 8726 in Semester 1, 2020.

2020 Programs

Are you:

  • Determined to become the best journalist you can be?
  • Committed to critically reflecting on your communications practice?
  • Driven to improve cross-cultural understanding through your work?
  • Hardworking, reliable and motivated?

If you answered yes to the above questions then join the Faculty of Arts and Design on the Cross Journalism: Reporting the Middle East Tour. This study tour will give student journalists an opportunity to take part in an immersive professional and cultural experience in Qatar and Jordan. Program highlights include; work visits to newsrooms, network with peers and professionals, collaborate on projects with student counterparts and produce journalism in an authentic international context.

This program is open to all students who has successfully completed three units of SM0007 (specialist major in journalism) or BM0032 (breadth major in journalism). A comprehensive selection process will determine the successful applicants.

Dean's Faculty Scholarships ($3000) will be granted to all participating students. OS-HELP Loans (up to $6913) are available for eligible students.

Applications are now closed. Please check again at the end of 2020 for information and application details for 2021.

Winter 2020 Programs

This international Faculty-led student mobility program has been running for 4-years. Is it your time to join us?

The 2020 program provides an opportunity to participants to immerse themselves in the professional and cultural settings of Shanghai, China for 17 days. Students will spend a two-week professional placement in a Chinese school, where they will be expected to engage in the daily life. Through involvement with the school, students will have opportunities to;

  • Learn about a different education and school system
  • Find out how Chinese teachers educate and interact with their students; and
  • Reflect on their beliefs and observations of curriculum, teaching and management in a culturally different education setting

This program will enable students to take part in workshops and presentations by Chinese professionals, learn Chinese language lessons before leaving and while in Shanghai and engage in a socio-cultural program designed to engage with Shangahi and facets of Chinese culture.

This program is open to all 3rd and 4th year students enrolled in an undergraduate Teacher Education course. It is set in a 3cp uni called 'International Professional Practice' (IPP). Places are limited and students must have successfully completed 48cps (24cp for Graduate Entry) of study and at least one formally assessed professional experience placement by the end of S1 2020.

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants ($3000) are available for eligible students.

Applications are now open! Please see the flyer for more information.

If you are interested in this program please complete the application form.

This 2020 program enables participants to experience and contribute to an international social and professional community where personal and professional knowledge, confidence and competence can be developed and enhanced in an international educational context.

Over 10-days of mentored teaching and learning in a school in Hangzhou, China, students will be challenged to make comparisons between the understanding and practices of Australian education and those experienced in an international setting. In doing so, they will develop professional confidence, flexibility and creativity, as well as cultural responsiveness through immersion and engagement in an international educational context.

This program is open to all students enrolled in a Master of Secondary Teaching or Master of Primary Teaching. Eligible students will be selected on academic merit and written statements in the application.

Round 1 closes 15 November 2019. Final considerations close 31 January 2020.

Endeavour Grants ($2500) available for eligible students. OS-HELP Loans (up to $8295) available for eligible students.

Applications are now open! Please see the flyer for more information.

If you are interested in this program please complete the application form.

This 2.5-week International Professional Practice program offers students a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the world of cutting-edge medical research in China. Student's will experience a 'hands-on' placement at the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, and will spend time in the clinical laboratory of a leading hospital as well as medical research laboratories.

Program Highlights

  • Immersion in Chinese work culture
  • Placement at an internationally recognised centre of medical research and the premier infectious disease facility in China
  • Exposure to the history and culture of China that underpin its current rise and success
  • Interaction with Chinese medical scientists and research students

This program is eligible to students in their final year enrolled in Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Biomedical Science or Bachelor of Medical Science for enrolment in 10395 International Professional Practice in Applied Science.

Students should have a GPA of 5 or above and have completed 48 credit points in their current course.

NCP grants ($3000) available for eligible students. OS-HELP Loans (up to $8,295.00) for eligible students.

Applications are now open! Please see the flyer for more information.

If you are interested in program please complete the application form. Applications close 21 February 2020.

See healthcare through different eyes, learn a new language and join the global nursing community.

The Health Engagement in Tonga program will give students the opportunity to undertake one of their clinical placements in an international facility. The program will provide students with a unique opportunity to hone their skills in an international environment, make valuable contacts and be immersed in very different healthcare settings.

The clinical placement will base students at the Vaiola Hospital in the Kingdom of Tonga, in collaboration with the Tupou Tertiary Institute (TTI). This placement includes rotation through acute, surgical and primary healthcare and community health centres.

Program Highlights

  • Gain firsthand experience of healthcare in the South Pacific.
  • Have the chance to become immersed in the rich culture of Tonga.
  • Apply theoretical education in practice.
  • Engage in local cultural activities.
  • Expand your academic and professional credentials with an international experience.
  • Opportunity for rotations through various areas of the hospital.

This program is eligible for all Nursing students who have completed at least 24 cps, units INC2 & INC3 and have a GPA of 5 or above.

OS-HELP loans (up to $6913) available for eligible students.

Please see flyer for more information.

If you are interested in the program please APPLY HERE.

Applications close 21 February 2020.

See healthcare through different eyes, learn a new language and join the global nursing community.

The Allied Health in Tonga program will give students the opportunity to undertake one of their clinical placements in an international facility. The program will provide students with a unique opportunity to hone their skills in an international environment, make valuable contacts and be immersed in very different healthcare settings.

The clinical placement will base students at the Vaiola Hospital in the Kingdom of Tonga in collaboration with the Tupou Tertiary Institute (TTI). This placement includes rotations through various clinical areas relevant to each degree, as well as opportunities for community engagement.

Program Highlights

  • Gain firsthand experience of healthcare in the South Pacific.
  • Shadow, observe and assist Tongan healthcare professionals in a local community setting or at a local hospital in Tonga.
  • Expand your academic and professional credentials with an international experience.
  • Apply theoretical education in practice.
  • Develop cultural awareness and cultural sensitivity.

This program is eligible for all Nursing students who have completed at least 12 cps, including 11334 The Work of Birth, and have a GPA of 5 or above.

OS-HELP loans (up to $6913) available for eligible students.

Please see flyer for more information.

If you are interested in the program please APPLY HERE.

Applications close 21 February 2020.

The Marketing Communication, PR and Public Communication: An Asian Perspective tour will give students a diverse and robust learning experience across Malaysia and Indonesia.

Students will have the opportunity to engage with industry partners through projects or collaborative learning, as well as meet academics and local students in Malaysian and Indonesian institutions.

They will gain experience through industry visits while being exposed to the latest Marcomm and CPC insights and processes and have the opportunity to test the theories and concepts studied at University into real-life situations. Students will discover cultural diversity through a number of activities and experiences across the faculty study tour.

Program Highlights

  • Build outstanding credentials in an international environment with international professionals.
  • Discover diversity through cultural activities in Malaysia and Indonesia.
  • Be exposed to the latest insights and strategies on multinational brands in transnational creative and media agencies.
  • Interact with local Malaysian and Indonesian students, expanding your local knowledge and contacts.
  • Enhance your professional and personal skills while considering future employment preferences.

This program is open to students who have completed at least 24 cps, and have a GPA of 4 or above. The written statement of purpose and an interview will determine the successful applicants.

OS-HELP loans (up to $8295) available for eligible students.

Please see flyer for more information.

If you are interested in the program please APPLY HERE.

Applications close 26 February 2020.

This two-week international program offers a unique opportunity for medical imaging students to experience diagnostic radiography/medical imaging in the Pacific Islands.

Students will visit Fiji, with most of their time based at the Fiji National University (FNU) in Suva, where they will undertake classes with the equivalent year medical imaging students. During the visit, students will give presentations to the FNU students on medical imaging in Australia, undertake clinical placements in Fijian hospitals and engage in social and cultural activities with the FNU medical imaging students and staff.

Program Highlights

  • Spend time in classes and see how the Fijian students learn medical imaging.
  • Visit Fijian hospitals and experience radiography in the Pacific Islands.
  • Join in activities with the Fijian students outside of the classroom.
  • Gain firsthand experience of healthcare in the South Pacific.
  • Expand your academic and professional credentials with an international experience.

This program is open to all students enrolled in a Bachelor of Medical Radiation in their 2nd or 3rd year. Students must have successfully completed all past units and three clinical placements in Australia to be eligible.

OS-HELP loans (up to $6913) available for eligible students.

Please see flyer for more information.

If you are interested in the program please APPLY HERE.

Applications close 21 February 2020.

Give your UC degree some European flair!

On this three-week tour students will visit Madrid, London, Portsmouth, Lausanne and Zurich, to explore the rich history and cultures on offer alongside of a fantastic academic program.

Content will be focused on international sport marketing, business of sport, media relations, diversity and more.

Program Highlights

  • Explore Madrid, London, Lausanne, Zurich and more.
  • Enjoy cultural activities and traditional dinners in Spain, England and Switzerland.
  • Attend a Real Madrid game at the Bernabeu, Fratton Park, Wimbledon, Lords, the IOC Museum, and the Global Sports Innovation Centre.
  • Attend the European Association of Sport Management Summer School in Madrid.

This program is open to students across the Sport Management, Sport Media and Health Science disciplines. Students must have completed at least 24 cps, and have a GPA of 3.75 or above.

OS-HELP loans (up to $6913) available for eligible students.

Please see flyer for more information.

If you are interested in the program please APPLY HERE.

Applications close 21 February 2020.

This program offers students a unique opportunity for undergraduate Built Environment students to participate in cross-institutional, cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary intensive workshop on mapping, visualising and diagramming the public private interfaces.

Students will explore the differences in the built environment to provoke the awareness of the variety of spatial expressions of local culture. Working together with peers from the National University of Singapore (NUS), under the guidance of professors (UC and NUS) and local professionals (architects and urban planners and designers) students will visit selected sites in Singapore to map and analyse the spaces, visualise the findings and exhibit their work.

  • Enhance knowledge on understanding and evaluating space to generate design outcomes.
  • Expand knowledge on Asian cities.
  • Work in teams and create lifelong partnerships.
  • Present and exhibit work and meet international industry.

This program is open to students studying a Bachelor of the Built Environment: Architecture, Interior Architecture or Landscape Design.

OS-HELP loans (up to $8295) available for eligible students.

Please see flyer for more information.

If you are interested in the program please APPLY HERE.

Applications close 21 February 2020.

This two-week intensive program offers students the opportunity to experience and understand heritage management in the culturally diverse, dynamic urban environment of Singapore.

Students will be immersed in the vibrant multicultural landscapes of Singapore, and will gain skills and knowledge in heritage management and conservation through experiences in museums, galleries, historic architecture, landscapes and urban precincts.

During the trip students will experience Singapore’s multiculturalism, from the everyday culture, heritage and food on the streets, to preservation and communication of national heritage in institutions and buildings, and interactions with local people, students and professionals.

  • Discover the diverse cultural landscape of Singapore through visiting cultural precincts, historic houses, museums and galleries.
  • Gain unique insights into heritage management of landscapes and architecture from an Asian perspective in a dynamic urban city.
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Singapore Botanic Gardens.
  • Enhance personal and professional skills and contacts through engagement with local professionals and students.

Students must have completed at least 24 cps, and have a GPA of 4.5 or above.

OS-HELP loans (up to $8295) available for eligible students.

Please see flyer for more information.

If you are interested in the program please APPLY HERE.

Applications close 21 February 2020.

This 16-day program will explore the business environment, economy and culture of China's wealthiest cities, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. home to tech manufacturing automation and robotics, scientific innovation, trade, logistics and finance.

The focus of the visits is on the global mindset, international economic dynamics, and cultural differences between China and Australia and their impact on shaping the current business practice. Business visits include tech giants such as Tencent, China Telecom, Huawei, CVTE and enterprise innovation incubation parks.

Students will discover cultural diversity through a number of activities and visits to historical sites. Throughout the program, students will interact and network with local students from Huashang University to provide additional networking opportunities and expand their local knowledge and contacts.

Program Highlights

  • Interact and network with company management through visits to leading companies.
  • Gain knowledge and experience through interactive seminars led by China's leading academic experts and business minds.
  • Experience the diversity of Chinese universities and start-up culture by visiting a variety of universities and incubators.
  • Immersion in the diverse culture of some of China's big cities and tour some cultural sites, to develop intercultural awareness and communication.
  • Build networks and make friendships through student exchange and activities.

This program is open to all 2nd and 3rd year BGL, FAD and Sci-Tech students. Places will be awarded based on GPA and written statement.

NCP grants ($3000) available for eligible students. OS-HELP loans (up to $8295) available for eligible students.

Please see flyer for more information.

If you are interested in the program please APPLY HERE.

Applications close 21 February 2020.

University Wide International Internship Programs

Malaysia is a destination that offers rich cultural heritage with ancient traditions, inspiring architecture, a fusion of cuisines plus remarkable natural landscapes. Visit Kinabalu Park, Malaysia’s first UNESCO listing, Tioman Island with clear water beaches or Batu Caves and the temples within. Malaysia is a destination full of adventure, perfect for a truly in depth cultural experience.

With a range of industries, Malaysia offers internship opportunities in: international relations, business and government, law, marketing, communications, public relations and tourism.

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants ($3000) available for eligible students!

For more information see HERE

To apply for the program see HERE

Discover futuristic skyscrapers, have breakfast with Orangutans or wander through the Gardens by the Bay in the ever wondrous city of Singapore. A metropolis with a vibrant history, Singapore is rapidly leading the way for the modern world. Explore their extensive art scene, visit ancient temples or let your inner foodie run wild with amazing street food. A unique hub of culture, history and innovation creates a recipe for inspiration.

With a choice of industries, Singapore offers internship opportunities in: graphic design, landscape design, communications, industrial design, events and business, sports management and sports science.

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants ($3000) available for eligible students!

For more information see HERE

To apply for the program see HERE

A country at the heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand combines some of the most historic and ultramodern communities in the world.  With busy city skylines, white sandy beaches, ancient temples, jungles, and of course their exotic cuisine – Thailand is an exciting destination. A magical mixture of new and old creates an experience as unique as its culture.

Through a range of industries, Thailand can offer something for everyone! Internships are tailored to each individual student with opportunities in: IT, marketing, design, law architecture, public relations, science, health, accounting and business.

Partnerships have been developed with many businesses such as (but not limited to):  Linfox, Austcham, Blackmores, Minor Group, Novotel Sukhumvit, Bumrungrad Hospital / Vital life Centre plus many more…

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants ($3000) available for eligible students!

Open for Summer 2019/2020

FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION PLEASE SEE FLYER

TO APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM PLEASE SEE APPLICATION FORM

The Universities Australia (UA) - China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) China Internship Program provides students with a comprehensive mobility opportunity, tailored to students with little or no previous experience in China.

You will participate in the program alongside students from six Australian universities,which provides a unique opportunity to build linkages between Australian universities, and between Australia and China. The program will provide comprise of a four-week supervised internship at a leading Chinese or global company. You will be provided with pre-departure, on arrival and online orientation programs followed by a two-week full-time university curriculum including classes on introductory Mandarin, Chinese culture and business.

Housing is on-campus accommodation at a Beijing university and you will be partnered with a local Chinese university student or ‘buddy’ to assist with language development and everyday life.

This program is tailored to assist those students who have not previously travelled to Asia or who have no prior knowledge of China.

With a range of industries, the CEAIE program offers internship opportunities in: film and media, architecture, environmentalism, fashion, health and publishing.

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants ($3000) available for eligible students!

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