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Study Overseas Short-Term Programs incorporate Work Place Learning (WPL), study tours, and in-country language. Please contact the relevant person mentioned below for more information on each program.

WPL is a third year level course. FoSHEE students interested in undertaking a Study Overseas WPL must be either in their final year of study or about to commence their final year of study. Before applying students are required to attend a brief interview with the WPL course coordinator to discuss the requirements of the placement. These requirements are determined by the host organisation and may include mandatory immunisations, a criminal history check as well as other stipulated requirements. Students are required to meet with a representative of the Executive Dean to obtain final approval.

Opportunities are subject to change at any time. Funding is available, for more information refer to the Short-term travel grants terms, conditions and eligibility criteria.

South Africa
Kruger National Park

Who: Environmental Science students
Placements available: 2-4
What: Work in the Skukuza Native Plant Nursery
When: June / July (4–6 weeks)
Typical tasks: Surveys of camp vegetation, plant restoration, seed collection, Environmental Impact Assessment Study – assistance, in situ plant labels, Impala lily assessment surveys, plant movements in park, weeding in nursery and camps, as well as other tasks as required.

ContactWPL_foshee@usc.edu.au

Kruger National Park - Design Student Project

Who: Art and Design students
Placements available:
What: Work in the Letaba Elephant Hall.
When: June / July mid semester break (4–6 weeks)
Typical tasks: A specialised design project

Contact: Initial enquires to Kevin Todd (FAB)

NEW! Kruger National Park - Tourism Student Project

Who: Tourism students
Placements available: 2 -4
What: surveys of tourists at key points in the park
When: June/July, Sept, Dec/Jan
Typical tasks: Project in development

Contact: Initial enquires to Dr Sheila Peake

Ecuador
Amazon Rainforest, Tiputini Biodiversity Station

Who: Environmental Science students
Placements available: 1
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
Placements available: 2
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
Placements available: 2
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
NEW! Greater Yellowstone National Park

Who: Environmental Science / Ecology students 
Placements available: 2
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
Placements available: 2
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
Sun Bear Conservation

Who: Environmental Science /Animal Ecology students
Placements available: 4
What: Working in Sun Bear 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

Indonesia
ACICIS 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 (after May)

ACICIS Development Studies

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 (after May)

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

Laos
NEW! Sun Bear Conservation

Who: Environmental Science /Animal Ecology students
Placements available: 4
What: Working in Sun Bear 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

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

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