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Study Overseas Short-Term Programs are a component of USC’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) that allows you to travel overseas for an educational experience that counts toward your degree. WIL incorporates a range of experiences including work place learning, clinical placements, internships, professional practicums, School led study tours, short courses and language programs (2 weeks to 3 months).

The overseas projects listed here do not reflect the full range of opportunities on offer. Contact your Program Coordinator to discuss other opportunities that may be available within your School or discipline. If you are studying a Science program that includes a Work Place Learning (WPL) course, contact the WPL Coordinator to explore WPL overseas.

Many of the WIL experiences listed here are eligible for external funding, supported by the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan and Endeavour Leadership Program grants, and loan funding through OS-Help.

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

The projects listed here are for Undergraduate students unless otherwise stated.

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
Contact: Dr Gabriel Conroy for detailed information about this opportunity

Work Place Learning (WPL) Project Opportunities in South Africa
Who: Science students with WPL course in their program
What: Various 
When: Varies
Typical tasks: A variety of tasks
Contact: WPL Coordinator 

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 Science students
What: How climate change affects island communities
When: February / November - varies
Contact: Dr Alison Shapcott

Borneo / Malaysia
Sun Bear Conservation

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

Cambodia / Laos
Asian Bear Conservation

Who: Science students with WPL course in their program
What: Working in Sun Bear Rehabilitation Centre
When: June / July / Dec / Feb (4–6 weeks) - varies
Typical tasks: Hands on animal conservation
Contact: WPL Coordinator 
Watch the Australia in Laos: Free the Bears 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

China

Who: Multiple disciplines, School of Social Sciences elective
What: Explorations into Chinese Society and Culture
When: November
Contact: Professor Ken Greenwood

India

Who:   Regional and Urban Planning Honours program students
What: Hands on Community Planning experience in a social enterprise that is servicing some of India's most marginalised communities
When: January / May - varies
Contact: Dr Nicholas Stevens

Who:  Engineering and Creative Industries students
What: Civil infrastructure assessment and remediation in urban and regional India
When: February / November - varies
Contact: Dr Adrian McCallum

Indonesia

Who:  Nursing students 
What: Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Placement
When: October / December / January / February - varies
Contact: Mr Matthew Mason

Please also check the 'Indonesia' tab above for a range of short study programs and practicums available through ACICIS.

Japan

Who: Communication/Japanese language students
What: Japanese language and culture
When: July
Contact: Ann Robertson

Kiribati

Who: Nutrition students
What: Enhancing nutrition of coastal communities in Kiribati
When: June / November
Contact: Dr Libby Swanepoel

Nepal

Who:  Regional and Urban Planning Honours program students
What: Community Planning and Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program
When: January / November - varies
Contact: Dr Nicholas Stevens

Who:  Science and Engineering, Business and Education students - multiple disciplines 
What: Community based approach to plastic waste
When: November - varies
Contact: Dr Kathy Townsend

Samoa

Who: High Performance Sport students - multiple disciplines
What: Building Capacity through partnerships with a High Performance Sport student athlete program
When: May / September - varies
Contact: Tania Stevenson

Singapore

Who: Outdoor Education students
What: Pre-service teachers will investigate the delivery of outdoor education within an urban context
When: September / January - varies
Contact: Mr Brendon Munge

Vanuatu

Who: Occupational Therapy students, Nutrition students
What: Holistic healthcare through interdisciplinary clinical placements
When: January / July
Contact: Dr Sarah Burkhart

 

Germany
​University of Kassel

Who: All disciplines 
What: Engineering module, Culture module, E-Cars module
When: December 29, 2019 - January 18, 2020

More info: www.uni-kassel.de/iwu

Contact: Study Overseas Staff

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

Who: All disciplines  
What: Business module, Social Sciences module
When: December 30, 2019 - January 18, 2020

More info: wup.h-da.de

Contact: Study Overseas Staff

Fulda University of Applied Sciences 

Who: All disciplines 
What: Culture and society module, Art module
When: January 6 - January 25, 2020

More info: www.isu-fulda.de/iwu

Contact: Study Overseas Staff

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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

Indonesian Language Short Course (ILSC)

Who: Undergraduate students of Indonesian Language and Culture 
What: Short term in-country program
When: Summer January, Winter June-July (3 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 

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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