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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 an educational experience that counts toward your degree. WIL incorporates a range of experiences from work place learning, clinical placements, internships, professional practicums, School led study tours, short courses and language programs (3 weeks to a full semester).

If you do not find what you are interested in here you should contact your School as they may offer additional opportunities in your discipline.

Many of these WIL experiences are eligible for external funding, supported by the Australian Governments New Colombo Plan and Endeavour Leadership Program and /or funding through OSHelp.

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

South Africa
Kruger National Park

Who: Animal Ecology students (4-6 places)
What: Problem Animal Research, various locations in Kruger National Park 
When: June / July (2-4 weeks)
Typical tasks: A variety of tasks. For detailed information about this opportunity contact shortos@usc.edu.au 

USA

No current funded short term projects. See Semester programs if you are interested in a semester of study with one of USC's US Exchange partners.

Ecuador

No current funded short term projects.

Brunei Darussalam

Who: Environmental students
What: How climate change affects island communities
When: February and December

Contact: Dr Alison Shapcott

Borneo / Malaysia
Sun Bear Conservation

Who: Design students (Mr Kevin Todd)
What: Working in rehabilitation centre
When: June / July and Dec–Feb (4–6 weeks) - varies
Typical tasks: May include both field and lab work.

Cambodia / Laos
Asian Bear Conservation

Who:  Design students (Mr Kevin Todd), Engineering students (Dr Helen Fairweather)
What: Working in Sun Bear rehabilitation centre
When: June / July and Dec–Feb (4–6 weeks)
Typical tasks: Hands on animal conservation
Watch the Australia in Laos: Free the bear video.

Who: Postgraduate - Master of International Development and Sustainability students
What: Working in Sun Bear rehabilitation centre
When: January / July / November 

Contact: Dr Harriot Beazley

Cambodia 

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

Contact: Professor Bill Carter / Dr Tristan Pearce

Fiji

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

Contact: Professor Bill Carter / Dr Tristan Pearce

Who: Geography students
What: How climate change affects island communities
When: January

Contact: Professor Patrick Nunn

India

Who:  Community Planning in the Regional and Urban Planning Program (Honours) students
What: Hands on experience in a social enterprise that is servicing some of India's most marginalised communities
When: July / February

Contact: Dr Nicholas Stevens

Who: Social Media students
What: Cross cultural Social Media Internships within Indian industry sectors
When: June / July

Contact: Dr Karen Sutherland

Indonesia

Who:  Nursing students 
What: Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Placement
When: December / January / February - varies

Contact: Mr Matthew Mason

Japan

Who: Education students
What: Japanese language and culture
When: July

Contact: Ann Robertson

Nepal

Who: Paramedicine students 
What: Paramedic Interdisciplinary Clinical Placement
When: July / September / December - varies

Contact: Ms Chantal Perera

Singapore

Who: Outdoor education students
What: Pre-service teachers will investigate the delivery of outdoor education within an urban context
When: February, June, July, October

Contact: Mr Brendon Munge

Solomon Islands

Who: Nutrition and Dietetics students
What: Mapping fresh fruit and vegetables retail supply in the Solomon Islands
When: November / April - varies

Contact: Dr Sarah Burkhart

Vanuatu

Who: Paramedicine (Ms Chantal Perera), Occupational Therapy (Dr Anne Kennedy-Behr)
What: Holistic healthcare through interdisciplinary clinical placements
When: January and July

Who: History, Geography, Development studies students
What: Cultural Heritage Management and sustainable tourism development in Vanuatu
When: June / July - varies

Contact: Dr Amy Clarke

Vietnam

Who: Postgraduate -Master of International Development students
What: Cultural leadership in sustainable development and cultural history
When: December / January 

Contact: Dr Harriot Beazley

 

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

Hochschule Furtwangen University

Who: All disciplines 
Placements available: 2
What: HFU Summer School 2018: White Water Management - Learning Management in a new way
When: 3 August - 10 August, 2018
Typical tasks: Short-term study program

More info: HFU Summer School

Contact: Study Overseas Staff

Munich University of Applied Sciences

Who: Engineering
What: Munich Summer School of Applied Sciences: Engineering for Sustainability Program
When: 2 July - 3 August, 2018
Typical tasks: Short-term study program

More info: Engineering for Sustainability Program

Who: Business
What: Munich Summer School of Applied Sciences: Operational Excellence - Managing Global Supply Chains the German Way
When: 2 July - 13 August, 2018
Typical tasks: Short-term study program

More info: Operational Excellence - Managing Global Supply Chains the German Way

Contact: Study Overseas Staff

ACICIS - Short Course Programs
Sustainable Tourism Professional Practicum (STPP)

Who: Undergraduate students, Multidisciplinary 
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 Aaron Tham

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

Development Studies 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 Harriot Beazley

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: AProf Jay Sanderson

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 

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