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Short term programs

Short term programs allow you to travel overseas for an educational experience that counts toward your degree. Short term programs incorporate 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.

Faculty Led Programs

Asia and Pacific

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
Dr Alison Shapcott

Food security, migration and climate adaptation

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

Explorations into Chinese society and culture

Who: Multiple disciplines, School of Social Sciences elective
Where: China
When: November
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

Partner University Programs


Where: IDRAC Lyon

Who: Undergraduate Business students

When: Session 1, May 23 - June 15, 2023
            Session 2, June 20 - July 12, 2023

What: Business and International studies in English (fixed program)
            Intensive French Language classes
            Cultural & social activities

Deadline: 9 March, 2023

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Where: Hochschule Fulda

Who: Undergraduate students

When: July 8 - August 5, 2023

What: International Summer University (ISU) at Hochschule Fulda. The ISU is a joint project of all public Hessen universities and universities of applied sciences and is sponsored by the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts. the program is for students who are interested in global questions of society and economics and who would like to learn the German language and culture, or improve their language skills.

Application deadline: 15 March, 2023

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Where: Philipps-Universität Marburg

Who: Undergraduate Business students

When: July 1 - 25, 2023

What: Business Summer School - Corporations in a Modern World: Management, Sustainability, Data Analysis

Application deadline: 15 May, 2023

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Where: Akita International University

Who: Undergraduate students studying Japanese 

When: June 19 - July 28, 2023

What: Intensive Japanese language and culture study program

Application deadline: 10 February, 2023

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Where: University of Applied Sciences Krems
Who: Undergraduate students 
When: 2-14 July, 2023
What: IMC Summer School 2023, Digital Business Innovation. For two weeks an exclusive group of a maximum of 25 professionals and international bachelor students, from IMC’s international partner institutions, non-partner universities and the working industry, will jointly attend this intensive short program. The program includes an enrichment program with the aim of offering both a high quality academic and intercultural experience in Krems.
Application Deadline: 28 February, 2023

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Where: University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Who: Female undergraduate engineering students aged 18-25
When: 11 - 26 July, 2023
What: International Summer Academy for Women in Engineering. The Academy’s intensive, two and a half week programme combines sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in engineering and natural sciences. In addition to knowledge transfer in these fields, social, cross-cultural and gender aspects are covered and discussed during lectures and workshops.
Application Deadline: 30 April, 2023

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Where: Lucerne School of Business
Who: Undergraduate and postgraduate students 
When: 26-28 June and 3-5 July, 2023
What: Management, Marketing & Sustainability of Tourism Businesses and Destinations. The Lucerne School of Business, Switzerland offers an exciting series of presentations and interactive sessions during a 6-day online programme with partners and tourism experts from Switzerland's most successfully developed destinations.
Application Deadline: 1 June, 2023

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Czech Republic

Where: Masaryk University

Who: Undergraduate students 

What: Birth and Death of Democracy - Through the interdisciplinary lens, students deconstruct the social barriers to political and economic change. Each module compares lessons of Central Europe to current examples, enabling students to see a direct relation to what they are learning.
When: 18 June - 9 July, 2023
Deadline: 15 April, 2023

What: Global Perspectives: Media, Communication, Culture - Through a culturally-immersive learning framework, students in this course will explore how globalization (as process, practice, and system) intersects evolving conceptions of media, communication and culture as international phenomena.
When: 9 May - June 4, 2023
Deadline: 15 April, 2023

What: International Relations and Threats to Global Security - This intensive and dynamic course involves academic classes, active group work, guest presentations and field trips. It is ideal for students studying international relations, politics, security studies or policing, criminal studies, international relations, history or international law.
When: 18 June - 9 July, 2023
Deadline: 15 April, 2023

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Hessen Exchange Program

Hessen - Queensland Program

Under the Hessen-Queensland Program, Queensland students are offered the opportunity to study at one of several universities in Hessen. The Hessen Universities are a unique opportunity to learn interactively with a group of local and international students. Students gain experience in studying and living in Germany, whilst earning credit towards their degree.

Semester dates:

  • International Winter Universities (IWU) - December to January
  • International Summer Universities (ISU) - June to August

Where: Germany

Find out more: Visit the Hessen website.

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Virtual Programs


Where: Toyo University
What: 2023 Spring Business Japanese Special Courses. Toyo University welcome students studying Japanese at universities overseas, as long as you have Japanese ability equivalent to JLPT N2. You can choose to attend one or multiple courses.
Who: Undergraduate students studying Japanese
When: 7 - 13 February. Deadline to apply is 2 February, 2022.

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