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Faculty Led Programs

Writing the City

Writing the City

Australian Middle East Journalism Exchange

Australian Middle East Journalism Exchange

Medical Science in China

Medical Science in China

North American Sports Tour

North American Sports Tour

Faculty Led Programs (FLP'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

Summer 2019 Programs

Students will gain in-depth, first-hand experience of the contemporary environmental, social, political and health challenges experienced in the Hong Kong food system. Engaging with experts from NGOs, social enterprises and academics as well as grassroots practitioners we will explore issues ranging from innovative production practices designed to secure the city and region’s food futures to the multifaceted issue of food waste and reliance on single-use plastics.  

This 2-week cultural immersion program involves workshops, lectures, field trips, food tours and opportunities to volunteer with local social enterprises to develop practical understanding of the barriers and enablers of an ethical, just urban food system.

For more information please see HERE

This unique and innovative study-tour will explore the business environment, economy and culture of two quite different countries, Vietnam and Singapore.

Activities include meetings with Australian representatives, business visits, seminars, lectures at renowned universities, and an enriching cultural experience program. Students will examine various businesses from local and sustainable businesses to multi-national corporations. T

he study tour is unique in that it combines business visits with cultural activities. In Singapore you will visit multi-national corporations and business start-ups and amble along Orchard Road, Clark Key and Boat Key whilst taking in the city sights and culture unique to this wonderful cosmopolitan island-city-state. Ho Chi Minh City is the economic hub of Vietnam and will provide a sensory overload. Not just from the traffic and street vendors, but also the history, art, cuisine culture and nightlife. The Mekong Delta is the rice-bowl of Vietnam and produces approximately half of the nation’s total food. The Mekong is one of the 12 great rivers of the world and home to the rare Irrawaddy river dolphin and ‘pla buk’ the worlds largest freshwater fish.  We will visit the historic cities of Chau Doc and Can Tho, which are renowned for their floating markets and Venice like system of canals as well as their food, agriculture and variety of wildlife.

This program offers students a unique opportunity to gain an insight into environmental natural resource management programs in New Zealand. NZ is a natural laboratory for environmental science research and practice. This international program will create the opportunity to work in collaboration with NZ Environmental Science Practitioners with an emphasis on conservation biology and earth science. Students will each complete a literature review and program of research on an aspect of NZ environmental science and coordinate a field day for their peers as part of the tour program. Examples would include: characterizations of volcanic landforms in the Auckland monogenetic volcanic field, explore controls on geothermal activity in the central North Island, work with seabird researchers endeavouring to understand the impacts on seabird distribution, reviewing the geomorphology, glacial and periglacial landforms of the central Southern Alps and more..

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.

For more information see HERE

This advanced level program offers UC students the unique chance to participate at the “Olympics of International Trade Law”: the Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot Court Competition in Hong Kong and Vienna, with the possibility of an additional competitive practice moot in Kuala Lumpur.

The program involves on-campus preparations and culminates in an overseas study tour aimed to representing UC at one of the most prestigious international law competitions. The tour is available in two options, with 11 days in Hong Kong only, or 22 days taking in both Hong Kong and Vienna.

Participating in the Vis Moot is an excellent opportunity for law students to test their knowledge and skills in practice in a prestigious international context, involving the cream of the legal profession. The moot involves a hypothetical dispute in international trade between parties from two imaginary countries, to be solved by arbitration.

Preparations last for six months and require a high level of commitment, but the challenge ensures a unique experience, boosting the participants’ academic and professional skills and a personal growth that no other law subject can provide.

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

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

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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!

For more information see HERE

Winter 2018 Faculty of Arts and Design

Singapore is quickly becoming the leader in design of products, apps and services that can improve the health and wellbeing of citizens across the globe. This exciting tour will give you an introduction to the amazing multi-cultural influences of Singapore and an understanding of design thinking and application.

Area of study: Graphic Design/Industrial Design/Web Design/Media Arts/Film

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

For more information, see HERE

Since the late 19th century, New York City has been written into the western imagination through visual art, poetry, fiction, film, television and on to new media forms. As one of the great world capitals it occupies a central place in the understanding and comprehension of what 'the city' means. In this two week study program, UC students will be given the opportunity of engaging with this global centre for art, writing and culture through its internationally significant cultural institutions, as well as its built environment and urban history.

Area of study: Writing

Faculty of Arts and Design Scholarships ($1500) available for eligible students

For more information, see HERE

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 Singapore's vibrant multicultural landscapes and will gain skills and knowledge in heritage management and conservation through experiences in museums, galleries, historic buildings, landscapes and urban precincts.

Area of study: Heritage, Museums and Conservation

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

For more information, see HERE

This Overseas Study program for Bachelor and Master of Architecture students is framed around an intensive overseas faculty led study trip to JAPAN.  The program interrogates cultural manifestations of Japanese architecture and the contemporary city through the lens of perceptual and existential space – within a conceptual framework entitled Material / Immaterial.

Area of study: Architecture (UG & PG)

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

Endeavour Mobility Grants ($2000) available for eligible PG students!

For more information, see HERE

This two week program will offer advertising, public relations and communication students a diverse and robust learning experience across Malaysia and. Singapore. Both are countries with a diversity of cultures. Students will gain knowledge and experience through industry visits to companies and agencies, lectures, workshops and case studies. During the trip students will experience diverse marketing styles, advertising and PR and communication elements. Local experiences and cultural tours will be included to ensure the program is well-rounded.

Area of study: Advertising & Public Relations

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

For more information, see HERE

The #AMEJE18 study tour, operated in conjunction with Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange (AMEJE) will offer three UC journalism students the opportunity to experience the Middle East first hand. #AMEJE18 will allow delegates to immerse themselves in unique cities and cultures, learn about different media systems, and build professional networks that will be invaluable throughout their careers.

Area of study: Journalism

Prestigious DFAT funding available!

For more information, see HERE

This two week study tour will give a group of UC students the opportunity to learn about the world’s largest games and interactive design industries in the UK and Europe.

Area of study: Games and Interactive Design, Contemporary Music Practice

Endeavour Mobility Grants ($2500) available for eligible students!

For more information, see HERE

The program will consist of ten days of cultural activities, including visiting Indigenous Fijian enterprises and cultural institutions and sites, and meeting with villagers to learn about the strength and resilience of their Indigenous knowledge. A portion of the program will be based in a traditional village where students will assist locals on mapping, education, environmental and/or development projects. Students will learn about the impacts of climate change and natural disasters in Fiji and the ways in which Fijians are responding to these occurrences. It is intended students will return to Australia with a good understanding of Indigenous Fijian knowledge, and the associated benefits of sharing these knowledge systems globally

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

For more information, see HERE

Winter 2018 Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Maths

The 2018 program provides an opportunity for participants to immerse themselves in the professional and cultural setting of Shanghai, China for 16 days.

Before studying abroad, students will complete a weekly placement preparation course aimed at developing cross-cultural understandings and intercultural communication skills. This course includes the study of culture, internationalization, international education and Chinese language.

Area of study: Education

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

For more information, see HERE

This two and a half week International Professional Practice program offers students a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the world of cutting edge medical research in China. There has been an unprecedented boom in biomedical research in China, fuelled by its exponential economic expansion. The placement is envisaged as a ‘hands-on’ immersive activity based at the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center. The students will spend time in the clinical laboratory of a leading hospital as well as medical research laboratories.  

Area of study: Medical Science, Biomedical Science, Pharmaceutical Science

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

For more information, see HERE

Winter 2018 Faculty of Health

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 being spent 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 what studying medical imaging is like in Australia; undertake clinical placements in Fijian hospitals to experience how radiography is performed in Fiji and will also engage in social and cultural activities with the FNU medical imaging students and staff.

Area of study: Medical Imaging

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

For more information, see HERE

This faculty led program gives UC 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 setting, make valuable contacts and be immersed in very different healthcare settings.

The clinical placement will base students at Vaiola Hospital in the Kingdom of Tonga in collaboration with the Tupou Tertiary Institute (TTI). This placement includes rotations through acute, surgical and primary healthcare. Students will gain firsthand experience and insight into healthcare service delivery in the Pacific and develop cultural awareness and cultural sensitivity.

Area of study: Nursing

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

For more information, see HERE

This two week faculty led program provides UC Midwifery, Nutrition and Pharmacy students with a unique work integrated learning opportunity in an international facility. Students will hone their skills in an international setting, make valuable contacts and be immersed in very different healthcare settings.

Area of study: Midwifery, Nutrition, Pharmacy

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

For more information, see HERE

This 14 day program in Samoa offers students a chance to learn more about health and wellness in the South Pacific. Based in the capital, Apia, we will be visiting the National University, the local sports centre, the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital, the Samoa Cancer Society and related offices, the Australian High Commission and local schools.  

Area of study: Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation

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

For more information, see HERE

This program provides UC students the opportunity to travel to the USA and Canada, embarking on an exciting 3 week sport and Adventure/recreation program.

The 2018 program will be based in British Columbia and Alberta (Canada) and Washington State (USA). Students will have the chance to take part in a number of activities including lectures from Thompson Rivers University and Professional Adventure Sport services providing students with a theoretical background to the North American sporting system.

In addition, students will partake in a variety of sport related activities including outdoor adventure, sporting venue management as well as attending professional sports games.

Area of study: Sport and Exercise Science

For more information, see HERE

This two week international program offers students a unique opportunity to be immersed in Japanese sporting culture.  The program will focus on high performance sport, athlete support, pathways to employment and facilities in Japan in the lead up to the 2020 Olympic Games.

Area of study: Sport and Exercise Science

For more information, see HERE

Winter 2018 Faculty of Business, Government and Law

We don’t currently have any Faculty Led Programs for BGL in Winter Term 2018, however we have another fantastic opportunity through an International Community Engagement Program with details below;

Spend a fun and fulfilling few weeks in Chiang Mai and Bangkok, Thailand being challenged and building on your teamwork and leadership skills! Your time will be split between lectures at the Mahidol University International College, site visits, and team building activities, with the last few days being spent putting these new skills into practice by volunteering at a local village.

Stimulating lecture topics may include Ethics in Asian Culture, Organisational Behaviour in Asia, Human Resource Management in Thailand / Asia, Cultural Behaviour, Entrepreneurship in Thailand / Asia, and other similar topics surrounding leadership and concepts relevant to Asia. Site visits are planned to follow the themes discussed in the lectures, and some of those may include visits to the Australian Embassy, NGOs, and locally-based international businesses, among other organisations.

As part of the program, the volunteer project at a small local village is to assist with community development. Volunteer work may include small construction projects and education for local school children. This will be combined with informal discussions with local leaders whom are not only involved with the growing tourism industry of the area, but are also working closely with local and national NGOs.

For more information see HERE

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