Short-term programs - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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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 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.

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
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 


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

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


Who: Sustainability, Agriculture, Environment students
What: Food security, migration and climate adaptation
When: Varies
Contact: Professor Bill Carter


Who: Multiple disciplines, School of Social Sciences elective
What: Explorations into Chinese Society and Culture
When: November
Contact: Dr Marcus Bussey


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:  Social Sciences, Multidisciplinary
What: Youth Leadership: Equity, Sustainability, Resilience and the Future
When: Varies
Contact: Dr Marcus Bussey

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Solomon Islands

Who: Nutrition students
What: Green Canteen Project
When: February / June - varies
Contact: Dr Sarah Burkhart


Who: Business students, Tourism students, Business electives
What: Sustainable tourism and event policy and planning study tour of Bangkok
When: November
Contact: Dr Aaron Tham


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


No current short term projects.


Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts
What: Online Summer Business School - Management, Marketing & Sustainability of Tourism Businesses & Destinations
When: 27-29 June & 4-6 July, 2022
Deadline: May 15, 2022
Full-time study load: 3-6 ECTS
What next: Contact the Study Overseas team for more information