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Short-term programs

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 workplace 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.

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

Check with the School contact listed for each project for information about availability of funding and the availability of a place.

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

South Africa

No current funded short-term projects.


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.


No current funded short-term projects.

Brunei Darussalam
How Climate Change affects island communities 

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

Sun Bear Conservation

Who: Design and science students 
When: June / July / Dec / Feb (4–6 weeks) - varies
Typical tasks: Hands-on animal conservation; may include both field and lab work
Contact: Mr Kevin Todd

Watch the Australia in Laos: Free the Bears video

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
When: November
Contact: Dr Marcus Bussey

Community Planning and Social Entrepreneurship

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

Youth Leadership: Equity, Sustainability, Resilience and the Future

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

Civil infrastructure assessment and remediation in urban and regional India

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

Nursing Clinical Placement

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

Japanese language and culture

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

Enhancing nutrition of coastal communities in Kiribati

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

Community planning and social entrepreneurship fellowship program

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

Community based approach to plastic waste

Who:  Science and Engineering, Business and Education students - multiple disciplines 
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
When: May / September - varies
Contact: Tania Stevenson

Outdoor education in an urban context  

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

Solomon Islands
Green Canteen Project

Who: Nutrition students
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
When: November
Contact: Dr Aaron Tham

Holistic healthcare through interdisciplinary clinical placements

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


No current short-term projects.


Think Pacific - Remote Internships
What: Project based internships which tackle international development issues working alongside project partners in Fiji
When: Various
Deadline: Various
Full-time study load: Contact course coordinator for the UniSC internship course you would like to enrol in to see if this experience may be applicable.
What next: Contact the Global Mobility team for more information