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Study Overseas Short-Term Programs are a component of USC’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) that allow you to travel overseas for study. WIL incorporates a range of experiences from work place learning, internships, professional practicums, Faculty led study tours, and Indonesian in-country programs and language (3 weeks to a full semester).

The opportunities listed on these pages are supported by USC International and USC International Development.

If you do not find what you are interested in here you should contact your Faculty as they may have access to other opportunities in your discipline.

Many of these WIL experiences are eligible for external funding and /or funding through OSHelp.

Check with the Faculty contact for funding and the availability of a place.

South Africa
Kruger National Park

Who: Environmental Science students
What: Work in the Skukuza Native Plant Nursery
When: June / July (4–6 weeks)
Typical tasks: A variety of tasks as needed related to Kruger National Park ecosystems.

ContactWPL_foshee@usc.edu.au

Ecuador
Amazon Rainforest, Tiputini Biodiversity Station

Who: Environmental Science students
What: Working on primates as a research assistant.
When: Nov–Feb (4–8 weeks)
Typical tasks: Assistants would participate in studies of population density of 2 species of Callitrichines (marmosets and tamarins) and of feeding behaviour and altruism in one of these species (the pygmy marmoset). They would also assist in the collection of faeces from these species to be used in an on-going study of population genetics. You do not have to have a speciality in primates to apply, but will be required to undertake readings before going.

Contact: WPL_foshee@usc.edu.au

Paramo ecosystems (Andes) and climate change, Quito based

Who: Environmental Science / Ecology students
What: Working on mountain ecosystems as a research assistant
When: June / July and Jan–Feb (both 4-6 weeks)
Typical tasks:  Biological sampling and monitoring. Will include both field and lab work.

Contact: WPL_foshee@usc.edu.au

Coastal Ecuador

Who: Environmental Science / Ecology students 
What: Working on coastal ecosystems as a research assistant
When: June / July
Typical tasks:  Biological sampling and monitoring. Will include both field and lab work.

Contact: WPL_foshee@usc.edu.au

USA
Greater Yellowstone National Park

Who: Environmental Science / Ecology students 
What: Various science projects as directed by station personnel
When: June / July (4-weeks)

Contact: WPL_foshee@usc.edu.au

Borneo
Sun Bear Conservation

Who: Environmental Science / Ecology students
What: Working in rehabilitation centre
When: June / July and Dec–Feb (4–6 weeks)
Typical tasks: May include both field and lab work.

Contact: WPL_foshee@usc.edu.au

Cambodia / Laos
Asian Bear Conservation

Who: Environmental Science /Animal Ecology students (WPL_foshee@usc.edu.au)
Design students (Mr Kevin Todd) Engineering students (Associate Professor Terry Lucke)
What: Working in Sun Bear rehabilitation centre
When: June / July and Dec–Feb (4–6 weeks)
Typical tasks: Hands on animal conservation

Cambodia / Cook Islands

Who: Sustainability, Agriculture, Environment students
What: Food security, migration and climate adaptation

Contact: Dr Christine Jacobson

Fiji

Who: Public Health students
What: Health Practicum
When: June and December

Contact: Mrs Kara Lilly

Hong Kong

Who: Public Relations student
What: A digital communications study tour
When: September

Contact: Dr Karen Sutherland

Nepal / Indonesia

Who: Paramedicine student (Miss Chantal Perera), Nursing students (Mr Matthew Mason)
What: Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Interdisciplinary Clinical Placement
When: July and December

Samoa

Who: Nutrition and Dietetics students
What: Mapping fresh fruit and vegetables retail supply in Samoa
When: July and October

Contact: Dr Sarah Burkhart

Tonga

Who: Tourism students (Dr Vikki Schaffer) Psychology students (Dr Lee Kannis-Dymand)
What: Swimming with the whales
When: July - October

Vanuatu

Who: Paramedicine (Miss Chantal Perera), Nursing (Mr Matthew Mason), Occupational Therapy (Dr Anne Kennedy-Behr)
What: Holistic healthcare through interdisciplinary clinical placements
When: July and December

 

Germany
ISU / IWU Fulda University of Applied Sciences

Who: All disciplines 
Placements available: 4
What: Social Science, German culture, German language
When: July/August and January (3 weeks)
Typical tasks: Short-term study program

More info: ISU / IWU Fulda

Contact: Study Overseas Staff

ACICIS - Short Course Programs
Creative Arts and Design Professional Practicum

Who: Undergraduate students of Indonesian Language and Culture 
What: Short term in-country program
When: Summer January – February (6 weeks)
Travel grants available: New Colombo plan grants on application (conditions apply)
Typical tasks: For additional information, visit the ACICIS website

Contact: Dr Uwe Terton

Journalism Practicum

Who: Undergraduate students of Indonesian Language and Culture 
What: Short term in-country program
When: Summer January – February (6 weeks)
Travel grants available: New Colombo plan grants on application (conditions apply)
Typical tasks: For additional information, visit the ACICIS website

Contact: Dr Richard Curtis or Dr Harriot Beazley

Law Professional Practicum

Who: Undergraduate students of Indonesian Language and Culture 
What: Short term in-country program
When: Summer January – February (6 weeks)
Travel grants available: New Colombo plan grants on application (conditions apply)
Typical tasks: For additional information, visit the ACICIS website

Contact: Prof Pamela O'Connor

ACICIS - Semester Programs
Development Studies Immersion Program

Who: Undergraduate students of Indonesian Language and Culture 
What: Semester in-country program
When: Semester 1 and Semester 2
Travel grants available: New Colombo plan grants on application (conditions apply)
Typical tasks: For additional information, visit the ACICIS website

Contact:  Dr Harriot Beazley

Flexible Language Immersion Program

Who: Undergraduate students of Indonesian Language and Culture 
What: Semester in-country program
When: Semester 1 and Semester 2
Travel grants available: New Colombo plan grants on application (conditions apply)
Typical tasks: For additional information, visit the ACICIS website

Contact:  Dr Richard Curtis 

International Relations Program

Who: Undergraduate students of Indonesian Language and Culture 
What: Semester in-country program
When: Semester 1 and Semester 2
Travel grants available: New Colombo plan grants on application (conditions apply)
Typical tasks: For additional information, visit the ACICIS website

Contact:  Dr Richard Curtis 

RUILI
Indonesian Language and Culture - Kupang, West Timor

Who: Undergraduate Students interested in Indonesian Language and Culture 
What: Intensive in-country language and cultural program
When: 27 June – 16 July (Three weeks)
Travel grants available: Yes on application (conditions apply)
Typical tasks: The Regional Universities Indonesian Language Initiative (RUILI) runs an intensive in-country Indonesian Language and Cultural Program (BIPA). This program offers rewarding experiences living in the community while studying, which will enrich your understanding of the Indonesian language and way of life. It integrates rigorous in-class coursework with out-of-class language, cultural and social activities taught by supportive local university teachers.

Kupang, is the provincial capital of the islands of East Nusa Tenggara. On the periphery of the Indonesian nation – state, this is still a frontier region where overseas visitors are few but warmly welcomed as family. The region has an incredible diversity of traditional cultures and beautiful underexplored landscapes. The Kupang in-country program experience is a great start to enriching your personal and professional life as a global citizen. Enhance your study program by including Indonesian Studies as an elective, minor or major.

Additional information http://ruili.comze.com/

Contact: Dr Richard Curtis

Indonesian Language and Culture - Lombok

Who: Undergraduate Students interested in Indonesian Language and Culture 
What: Intensive in-country language and cultural program
When: Summer January – February (3- 6 weeks)
Travel grants available: Yes on application (conditions apply)
Typical tasks: The Regional Universities Indonesian Language Initiative (RUILI) runs an intensive in-country Indonesian Language and Cultural Program (BIPA). This program offers rewarding experiences living in the community while studying, which will enrich your understanding of the Indonesian language and way of life. It integrates rigorous in-class coursework with out-of-class language, cultural and social activities taught by supportive local university teachers.

The Island of Lombok, just east of Bali, has retained its beautiful natural environment and strong cultural traditions. It is also an easily place to stay and get around with warm friendly people and modern infrastructure and facilities. The Lombok in-country program expereince is a great start to enriching your personal and professional life as a global citizen. Enhance your study program by including Indonesian Studies as an elective, minor or major.

Additional information http://ruili.comze.com/

Contact: Dr Richard Curtis

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