Faculty-led study tours

Faculty-Led Study Tour Programs

A faculty-led study tour is a 1-2 week experiential learning program during which a cohort of students travel alongside faculty staff. Study tour programs can consist of a range of activities, including visits to industry, engagement with local universities, excursions to local landmarks, cultural experiences, and more. They sit within university subjects, often electives, and are a great way to gain an international perspective on your area of study. These programs allow you to develop your cross-cultural communication skills, start building an international network, enhance your professional skills, and increase your readiness for the increasingly global workforce. While study tour programs are beneficial for all students, they are a particularly good option if you are a first-time international traveller, as you will have the support of travelling as part of a group. 

Upcoming Programs

Japan Study Tour

Sign up to spend two weeks between Tokyo and Osaka this winter break! Running within new elective subject BUS 302, this faculty-led study tour program includes a range of industry visits, cultural activities, academic sessions, and engagement with local universities.

Dates: 9 – 22 July 2023

Subject: BUS 302: International Study Tour in Business

Funding: NCP Mobility grants of $3,500 available for eligible students to support their participation in the program. More information regarding NCP Mobility grants can be found below.

For more information, to check your eligibility, or to apply please contact BAL-mobility@uow.edu.au by 7 April 2023

Funding Opportunities

New Colombo Plan (NCP) 

The New Colombo Plan (NCP) is an Australian Government initiative that aims to increase knowledge in Australia of the Indo-Pacific by supporting Australian undergraduate students in undertaking study and internship programs in the region. The NCP Mobility Program provides universities with funding to support the delivery of projects that provide students with international experiences within 40 eligible Indo-Pacific locations.

Select study tour programs are supported by the NCP, meaning eligible students can receive an NCP Mobility grant of $1,500 - $3,500 to support their participation in the program. If a program is NCP-supported, this will be listed in the program description above, alongside any grant details where relevant.

To be eligible to receive an NCP grant to support your participation in a faculty-led study tour program you must:

  • Be a domestic undergraduate student currently studying at UOW
  • Be an Australian citizen, and not also a citizen of the country/countries where you will be travelling to as part of the program
  • Meet the requirements of the subject associated with the program
  • Hold at least a credit average (WAM of 65 or above)
  • Have not received an NCP Mobility grant for a short-term mobility program previously

Meet any additional program eligibility requirements specified by the project coordinator

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Past Programs

10 students enrolled in COMM330: Economics and Finance Applied Research Project during Spring Session 2018 participated in a study tour to Laos and Thailand. The theme for the program was ‘Developing Economies Within the Asia-Pacific Region’. During the program, students visited local universities, the World Bank, UNDP Lao, and other local government organisations.

During the 2019 winter break a group of 20 students undertook a faculty-led study tour to Singapore and Malaysia as part of subject COMM335. The program explored themes of corporate social responsibility, manufacturing, and international trade in South East Asia. During the program, students engaged in industry visits, city tours, networking opportunities, and lectures in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

In August 2019 10 MBA students travelled to India as part of subject MGNT939: Global Business Practices. The program allowed students to observe the Indian business landscape and local culture, and understand the nature and scale of particular industries such as business process outsourcing. Students visited the Institute of Finance and International Management (IFIM) at Bangalore and the Birla Institute of Management and Technology (BIMTECH) in Delhi, as well as various industry organisations.

Interested? Get further information

Contact the Faculty International Unit - Building 40.222, University of Wollongong