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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 including work place learning, clinical placements, internships, professional practicums, School led study tours, short courses and language programs (2 weeks to 3 months).

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 Government's New Colombo Plan and Endeavour Leadership Program grants and loan 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
Contact: shortos@usc.edu.au for detailed information about this opportunity 

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 and November
Contact: Dr Alison Shapcott

Borneo / Malaysia
Sun Bear Conservation

Who: Design students 
What: Working in Rehabilitation Centre
When: June / July and 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:  Design students (Mr Kevin Todd), Engineering students (Dr Helen Fairweather)
What: Working in Sun Bear Rehabilitation Centre
When: June / July / Dec / Feb (4–6 weeks)
Typical tasks: Hands on animal conservation
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

Fiji

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

Who: Geography students
What: How climate change affects island communities
When: January / June
Contact: Professor Patrick Nunn

India

Who:  Community Planning in the Regional and Urban Planning Honours program students
What: Hands on experience in a social enterprise that is servicing some of India's most marginalised communities
When: January / May - varies
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: October / December / January / February - varies
Contact: Mr Matthew Mason

Japan

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

Singapore

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

Vanuatu

Who: Occupational Therapy 
What: Holistic healthcare through interdisciplinary clinical placements
When: January and July
Contact: Dr Anne Kennedy-Behr

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

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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