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Short-term programs

Study Overseas Short-Term Programs allow you to travel overseas for an educational experience that counts toward your degree. Study Overseas Short-Term Programs incorporates a range of experiences including workplace learning, clinical placements, internships, professional practicums, School-led study tours, short courses, and language programs (2 weeks to 3 months).

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


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.

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

How Climate Change affects island communities 

Who: Environmental Science students
When: February / November - varies
Where: Brunei Darussalam
Contact: Dr Alison Shapcott

Food security, migration and climate adaptation

Who: Sustainability, Agriculture, Environment students
When: Varies
Contact: Professor Bill Carter

Explorations into Chinese society and culture

Who: Multiple disciplines, School of Social Sciences elective
Where: China
When: November
Contact: Dr Marcus Bussey

Community Planning and Social Entrepreneurship

Who:   Regional and Urban Planning Honours program students
Where: India
When: January / May - varies
Contact: Dr Nicholas Stevens

Youth Leadership: Equity, Sustainability, Resilience and the Future

Who: Social Sciences, Multidisciplinary
Where: India
When: Varies
Contact: Dr Marcus Bussey

Civil infrastructure assessment and remediation in urban and regional India

Who:  Engineering and Creative Industries students
Where: India
When: February / November - varies
Contact: Dr Adrian McCallum

Nursing Clinical Placement

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

Japanese language and culture

Who: Communication/Japanese language students
Where: Japan 
When: July / November
Contact: Dr Levi Durbidge

Enhancing nutrition of coastal communities in Kiribati

Who: Nutrition students
Where: Kirabati
When: June / November
Contact: Dr Libby Swanepoel

Community planning and social entrepreneurship fellowship program

Who:  Regional and Urban Planning Honours program students
Where: Nepal
When: January / November - varies
Contact: Dr Nicholas Stevens

Community based approach to plastic waste

Who:  Science and Engineering, Business and Education students - multiple disciplines 
Where: Nepal
When: November - varies
Contact: Dr Kathy Townsend

Building capacity through partnerships with a High Performance Sport student athlete program

Who: High Performance Sport students - multiple disciplines
Where: Samoa
When: May / September - varies
Contact: Tania Stevenson

Outdoor education in an urban context  

Who: Outdoor Education students
Where: Singapore
When: September / January - varies
Contact: Mr Brendon Munge

Green Canteen Project

Who: Nutrition students
Where: Solomon Islands
When: February / June - varies
Contact: Dr Sarah Burkhart

Sustainable tourism and event policy and planning study tour of Bangkok

Who: Business students, Tourism students, Business electives
Where: Thailand
When: November
Contact: Dr Aaron Tham

Holistic healthcare through interdisciplinary clinical placements

Who: Occupational Therapy students, Nutrition students
Where: Vanuatu
When: January / July
Contact: Dr Sarah Burkhart

Paris School of Business


When: 2 to 13 January 2023
Where: Paris
Cost: Contact

Application deadline: 30th October 2022 


Czech Republic


When: 8 to 29 January 2023
Where: Brno
Cost: Contact

Application deadline: 1st November 2023




When: 2nd January to 31st May 2023
Where: Philipps-Universität Marburg
Cost: Contact

Application deadline: 30th November 2022



MarburgOnline: VirtualExchange - MO:VE
What: MO:VE is a great opportunity to take courses at Philipps-Universität Marburg and improve intercultural competences without the need to go abroad. Select courses from Marburg semester catalogue (in English or German), German Language Courses.

When: October - February (4 months)
Deadline: September 15
Full-time study load: TBC.
What next: Contact the Global Mobility team for more information