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Forthcoming study tours, clinical placements and practicums

Taking part in a study tour is a great way to do something out of the ordinary and immerse yourself in an enriching cultural experience.

You’ll also develop your knowledge and practical skills while possibly receiving credit towards your ECU degree – and give you something to enhance your resume.

For information regarding available programs, please see list below.


School of Business and Law


Global Management Study Tour - TBC

Learn more about the Chinese business management practices, interact with domestic and foreign students and develop your networks and cultural competency. Students enrolled for the Global Management unit are encouraged to apply for this nine day study tour to Qingdao, a world-renowned port in China. During this study tour students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of international trade particularly on logistics and export-import. The tour will incorporate a visit to the Ocean University of China, a top comprehensive university in China.

Tour Leader: Fang Zhao and/or Yuli Suseno

Destination: China
Duration: 9 days
Dates: 23 September - 1 October 2017
Applications closing: 31 Jul 2017

Funding available: OS HELP loans

Planning Study Tour

This 10-day trip study tour will introduce ECU undergraduate planning and business students to international best practice applications of urban design, planning and development within the context of urban Japan, focussing on Tokyo and Kyoto. Partnering with Tokyo City University and Kyoto Sangyo University, students will observe a showcase of key urban planning and development issues such as urban sprawl, urban congestion, traffic management, integrated development, density and open space provision. In addition to the academic gains, students will be able to participate in cultural events in Tokyo and Kyoto, where they will be introduced to Japanese life and culture. Eligible students may also obtain Government funding to support their program costs.

Tour Leader: Tim Perkins

Destination: Japan
Duration: 10 days
Dates: 27 October - 5 November 2017
Applications closing: 04 Aug 2017

Funding available: New Colombo Plan

Application process

Further information


School of Education


Humanities & Social Sciences Indonesia Study Tour

Pre-service teachers are invited to join this 13 day study tour to Indonesia where they will have the opportunity to collaborate with staff and students from the British School Jakarta (BSJ) in providing educational experiences for shanty-dwelling children who are otherwise unable to obtain education. This study tour will provide participants with diverse educational experiences. Eligible students may also obtain government funding to support their program costs.

Tour Leader: Will Turner

Destination: Indonesia
Duration: 13 days
Dates: 21 November - 3 December 2017
Applications closing: 31 Jul 2017

Funding available: New Colombo Plan

Application process

Further information


School of Engineering


Engineering Student Ambassador Study Tour to China

This 12-day study tour to China invites undergraduate students in all engineering disciplines to undertake a project involving an international offshore experience at Shanghai University of Electric Power. On this tour participants will gain experience of their discipline within an international context and have the opportunity to draw together theory and practical experience on current engineering issues of importance to China. A structured academic program will be enhanced by experiencing Chinese culture. Eligible students may also obtain government funding to support their program costs.

Tour Leader: Laichang Zhang

Destination: China
Duration: 12 days
Dates: 27 November - 8 December 2017
Applications closing: 01 Jun 2017

Funding available: New Colombo Plan

Application process

Further information


School of Medical and Health Sciences


Exercise and Health Sciences China Study Tour

This study tour to China offers ECU students studying Exercise and Health Science the opportunity to be immersed in Chinese culture for 16 days. This is an exciting chance to see the way in which the culture has influenced the discipline of exercise and sport science in China. Students will participate in a structured academic program and relevant cultural activities at Tianjin University of Sport (TUS). This study tour will encourage students to experience and study China’s traditional approaches to health and well-being.

Tour Leader: Zane McDonald

Destination: China
Duration: 16 days
Dates: 25 November - 10 December 2017
Applications closing: 09 Jun 2017

Funding available: OS HELP loans

Application process

Further information

Medical & Health Sciences Study Tour to China

Have a unique insight into the ways in which Chinese medical, scientific and health systems deal with a multitude of challenges. Students enrolled in various discipline areas of the School of Medical & Health Sciences are encouraged to apply for this stimulating 16 day study tour to Tianjin, China. Apart from a structured academic program offered at Tianjin Medical University, participants will also have the opportunity to visit cultural sites and related medical facilities. Eligible students may also obtain government funding to support their program costs.

Tour Leader: Ruben Phillips

Destination: China
Duration: 16 days
Dates: 27 November - 8 December 2017
Applications closing: 18 Aug 2017

Funding available: New Colombo Plan

Application process


School of Nursing and Midwifery


Nursing Clinical Placement (Sem 2) Philippines

Edith Cowan University’s study tour to Manila for final stage students is a unique opportunity for Australian Nursing students to work alongside local health care providers to offer health education and community health outreach services to communities in the area. On this tour students have the unique opportunity to assist physicians and local Arellano nursing students to provide health care support to locals. See the School of Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Placement Blackboard site for more information regarding eligibility and the application process.

Tour Leader: Tania Beament

Destination: The Philippines
Duration:
Dates: TBA (Semester 2) 2 weeks with travel days either side
Applications closing: 15 Jul 2017

Funding available: OS HELP loans

Further information

Nursing Clinical Placement (Cambodia)

Clinical placement to Cambodia for 15 days for final stage nursing students is a unique opportunity to work alongside local health care providers to offer health education and community health outreach services to communities in the area. Students will be based in Cambodia for the duration of the tour and will be afforded the experience of living as the locals do and providing primary health care and education in various settings. This is a unique opportunity for students to gain an insight into the provision of healthcare with limited resources and across cultural and language barriers. Participants will have the opportunity to assist with patient consultations and offer educational primary health care workshops to local communities. See the School of Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Placement Blackboard site for more information regarding eligibility and the application process.

Tour Leader: Tania Beament

Destination: Cambodia
Duration:
Dates: TBA (Semester 2) 2 weeks with travel days either side
Applications closing: 15 Jul 2017

Funding available: OS HELP loans

Further information

Nursing Clinical Placement (Nepal)

Clinical placement in Nepal for 17 days offers an opportunity for ECU Nursing students to work alongside local health care providers to offer health education and community health outreach services to communities in the area. This program provides students with an insight into the provision of healthcare with limited resources and across cultural and language barriers by undertaking a community placement working in collaboration with the local health district and public hospital. Students will divide their time between shadowing and supporting local nursing staff on the hospital wards and providing primary health care to outlying communities as part of the hospital’s outreach program. See the School of Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Placement Blackboard site for more information regarding eligibility and the application process.

Tour Leader: Tania Beament

Destination: Nepal
Duration:
Dates: TBA (Semester 2) 2 weeks with travel days either side
Applications closing: 15 Jul 2017

Funding available: OS HELP loans

Further information

Nursing Clinical Placement (Laos)

This Clinical Placement of 17 days to Laos is targeting final stage nursing students who will have the opportunity to work alongside local health care providers to offer health education and community health outreach services to communities in the area. This placement will provide students with an insight into the provision of healthcare with limited resources and across cultural and language barriers as well as an insight to the nature of health education in the region via a visit to a Medical College. This placement is in conjunction with community based organisations working in partnership with local clinics, hospitals and colleges. See the School of Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Placement Blackboard site for more information regarding eligibility and the application process.

Tour Leader: Tania Beament

Destination: Laos
Duration:
Dates: TBA (Semester 2) 2 weeks with travel days either side
Applications closing: 15 Jul 2017

Funding available: OS HELP loans

Further information

Clinical Placement (Cape Town)

A first for ECU in having a 14 day clinical placement to Cape Town, South Africa. Australian Nursing students are able to work alongside local health care providers and offer health education and community health outreach services to communities in the area. This placement provides students with insight into the provision of healthcare with limited resources and across cultural and language barriers as they have the opportunity to provide health care support to locals in the townships. This placement works in conjunction with community based organisations, local clinics and schools. Eligible students may also obtain government funding to support their program costs. See the School of Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Placement Blackboard site for more information regarding eligibility and the application process.

Tour Leader: Tania Beament

Destination: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration:
Dates: TBA (Semester 2) 2 weeks with travel days either side
Applications closing: 15 Jul 2017

Funding available: Endeavour

Further information

Nursing Clinical Placement - Thailand

Nursing students enrolled in NPP3101 or NPP3201 in Semester 2, 2017 are invited to apply for this exciting international clinical placement in Thailand. Students will have the opportunity to undertake their two week placement in an intercultural environment, as they will be working in partnership with staff from Walailak University. The placement will take place in both hospital and rural clinic settings. See the School of Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Placement Blackboard site for more information regarding eligibility and the application process.

Tour Leader: Tania Beament

Destination: Thailand
Duration:
Dates: TBA (Semester 2) - 2 weeks with travel days either side
Applications closing: 15 Jul 2017

Funding available: OS HELP loans

Further information

Nursing Clinical Placement - Tanzania - Semester 2

This is an exciting opportunity for nursing students enrolled in NPP3101 and NPP3201 in Semester 2, 2017 to apply for an international clinical placement in Tanzania. The selected students swill undertake a two week placement in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in partnership with Global Health Alliance Western Australia (GHAWA). This is truly a great opportunity to be immersed in an intercultural experience in a unique place. See the School of Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Placement Blackboard site for more information regarding eligibility and the application process.

Tour Leader: Tania Beament

Destination: Tanzania
Duration:
Dates: TBA (Semester 2) 2 weeks with travel days either side
Applications closing: 15 Jul 2017

Funding available: OS HELP loans

Further information

Nursing Clinical Placement - India

On this two week placement in India, in conjunction with the International Village Care Ministry the nursing students will work as part of a health care team travelling to rural villages in Southern India. This is a special opportunity for students enrolled in NPP3101 or NPP3201 in Semester 2, 2017 as they are specially invited to apply for this international clinical placement in India. See the School of Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Placement Blackboard site for more information regarding eligibility and the application process.

Tour Leader: Tania Beament

Destination: India
Duration:
Dates: TBA (Semester 2) 2 weeks with travel days either side
Applications closing: 15 Jul 2017

Funding available: OS HELP loans

Further information


School of Science


Science, Health & Education Study Tour to Thailand

This study tour is a joint project between the Schools of Science, Medical & Health Sciences and Education. Students from these diverse disciplines stand to gain an international offshore experience relevant to their studies in environmental/biological science, public health or education. The project aims to immerse undergraduate students in Thai culture and enable them to evaluate ways in which culture influences approaches to science, health and education. The study tour comprises a 2 week visit to Khon Kaen University in Thailand.  The schedule of activities includes lectures, tutorial sessions and field visits, visits to local schools and homestay with a minority ethnic group. Eligible students may also obtain government funding to support their program costs.

Tour Leaders: Kristina Lemson, Will Turner & Shelley Beatty

Destination: Thailand
Duration: 14 days
Dates: 27 November - 8 December 2017
Applications closing: 02 Jun 2017

Funding available: New Colombo Plan

Application process

Further information

Vietnam Natural Sciences Project - Environmental Research Program

The project is designed to enable two undergraduate students to undertake a project, involving an international offshore experience, which is relevant to an environmental discipline associated with their course of study. The project will provide students with an opportunity to draw together theory and practical experience on current environmental issues of importance to Vietnam, within the historical, economic, political and social context. The project will be comprised of a 4 week visit to Thai Nguyen University.

Tour Leader: Dave Blake

Destination: Vietnam
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates: Between July and December 2017
Applications closing: 30 Jun 2017

Funding available: New Colombo Plan

Application process

Further information

Vietnam Environmental Study Tour - TBC

Have an international offshore experience in Vietnam and visit ECU partner, Thai Nguyen University for two weeks. Undergraduate students will undertake a project, which is relevant to an environmental discipline associated with their course of study. This project aims to provide students with personal experience of environmental science/management disciplines within an international context. The study tour schedule will include activities such as lectures, tutorial sessions and field visits.

Tour Leader: David Blake

Destination: Vietnam
Duration: 14 days
Dates: 20 November - 3 December 2017
Applications closing: 20 Aug 2017

Funding available: OS HELP loans


Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts


WAAPA and WA Screen Academy Study Tour to Scotland

In early 2017, selected students from WAAPA and WA Screen Academy will collaborate to develop a new short film script. In April, two WAAPA third year acting students and one staff member, plus three WA Screen Academy students will fly to Scotland to commence filming with the Scottish cast and crew. Two third year acting students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and one of their staff members will then fly back to Perth to complete filming in WA with the WA Screen Academy crew.

This exciting initiative will provide students with a once in a lifetime opportunity to collaborate on making a short film in an international context.

Tour Leader: Andrew Lewis

Destination: Scotland
Duration: 10 days
Dates: 13 April - 22 April 2017
Applications closing: 01 May 2017

Funding available: OSHELP loans

Application process

2017 BNU Creative Dance Seminar

2017 Advanced Diploma of Dance (WAAPA) students are invited to apply for this event in China. The prestigious Beijing Normal University has invited WAAPA Dance for a fourth time to participate in its 2017 Creative Dance Seminar. This wonderful opportunity affords participants to fully engage in all of the seminars, workshops, performances and classes while having the opportunity to network with students and staff from performance schools from all over the world.

Tour Leader: Sue Peacock

Destination: China
Duration: 10 days
Dates: 16 - 25 September 2017
Applications closing: 25 Jun 2017

Funding available: Asia VET

Further information

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