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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 Arts and Humanities


University Wide Global Leadership Program 2018

This two-week study tour will focus on leadership and soft skills development. Students will engage with Japanese history and culture, both in the classroom and through a series of trips to iconic cultural places of significance. A daily program, providing conversational Japanese and leadership workshops will be included. Students will also gain industry exposure. The study tour will take place in collaboration with Tokyo City University and local companies. This opportunity is targeted at ECU students who have demonstrated leadership and actively contributed to campus life at ECU, especially through the Tokyo City University (TCU) Buddy Program. Students will be required to enroll in the study tour unit (SAH2100 Cross-Cultural Knowledge and Global Citizenship) and this must be able to attract credit towards their degree. There are 12 funded places on this tour.

Tour Leader: Mark McMahon

Destination: Japan
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: 1-15 July 2018
Applications closing: 16 Mar 2018

Funding available: New Colombo Plan

Application process

Further information

TFSU Study Tour to China

This Study Tour is open to all enrolled ECU students as a part of your Bachelor Degree.  You will be able to apply your knowledge to the cultural landscape of China and reflect on your experiences through the completion of a major research project. You will gain a greater insight into Chinese language, culture, art, history and politics through a tailored daily study program. The tour will be conducted with Tianjin Foreign Studies University (TFSU), which specialises in foreign language and culture studies. You will engage with TFSU students, students from other countries and a range of Chinese professionals and intellectuals. The study tour unit is Study Tour to China (POL3150).

Tour Leader: Dr Liang Fen

Destination: China
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: 30 June - 14 July 2018
Applications closing: 11 May 2018

Funding available: OS-HELP Loans

Application process

Further information


School of Business and Law


Business & Sustainability Study Tour to Bhutan

Undergraduate students from the School of Science or the School of Business and Law are invited to apply for this study tour, based at Royal Thimpu College in Thimpu, Bhutan. Bhutan is a small kingdom located in the Himalayas where gross national happiness is highest in the world!

Students will undertake collaborative group project work relevant to a sustainability or business discipline associated with their course of study. They will gain first-hand experience of cultural, social, political and economic factors influencing the way sustainability and business issues are managed in the region. Students will be able to attract 15 credit points towards their degree. The study tour units are Business Study Tour BUS3700 or International Science Project ISS3101. 16 funded places are available. Click here to see one of Dave Blake's previous Environmental Science Study Tours - https://youtu.be/F1g-vmoklJM

Tour Leaders: Dave Black and Tim Perkins

Destination: Bhutan
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: 9 April - 22 April 2018
Applications closing: 09 Mar 2018

Funding available: New Colombo Plan

Application process

Further information

Borneo Study Tour

Undergraduate Business Students are invited to apply for the Borneo Study Tour which will provide them with direct experience of the tourism industry. This tour will take place in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, and students will visit a wide range of places, including Sabah’s capital, Kota Kinabalu, Mt Kinabalu and the Kinabatangaan River. They will also travel to Sandakan to see Australia’s Sandakan War Memorial. Student experiences will include cultural, heritage, eco, wildlife and volunteer tourism as well as language studies, all in a range of third world environments. In addition to this, students will engage with Universiti Malaysia Sabah students and staff, meet with the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, attend lectures from the Managing Director of Borneo Eco Tours and work on community and conservation projects.

Tour Leader: Ross Dowling

Destination: Borneo
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: 17 - 30 September 2018
Applications closing: 30 Apr 2018

Funding available: New Colombo Plan

Application process

Further information

Planning and Business Study Tour

This 2 week stour 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. The Study Tour unit is Planning Study Tour (PLN3616).

Tour Leader: Tim Perkins

Destination: Japan
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: 3 - 17 November 2018
Applications closing: 01 Jun 2018

Funding available: University Funding and OS-HELP

Application process

Further information

SBL Management Study Tour to Beijing and Qingdao

Selected undergraduate business students will have the opportunity to experience Chinese best practice applications of business management, international trade and culture, and prepare for an international business and management career. This study tour takes place in Beijing, China’s capital city, and Qingdao, one of China’s main business centres and port cities for foreign trade and foreign direct investment. Students will gain an insight into international trade, particularly logistics and export-import, interact with domestic and foreign students in China, and develop their networks and cultural competency. The tour incorporates a visit to the Ocean University of China and site visits to the Qingdao port with high-tech facilities, a number of large Chinese successful multinationals and entrepreneurial businesses.

Tour Leader: Professor Fang Zhao and Dr Yuliani Suseno

Destination: China
Duration: 10 days
Dates: 20 - 30 September 2018
Applications closing: 01 Jul 2018

Funding available: University Funding and OS-HELP loans

Application process


School of Engineering


Engineering Student Ambassador Study Tour to Vietnam

Destination: Vietnam
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: 26 November - 9 December 2018
Applications closing: 01 Aug 2018

Funding available: University Funding and OS-HELP


School of Medical and Health Sciences


Sanglah Hospital Study Tour/Paramedical Clinical Placement - February 2018

Third Year Paramedical students will have the exciting opportunity to complete a clinical placement in Indonesia at Sanglah Hospital (Rumah Sakit Sanglah). They will also be accompanied by St John Paramedics from the Northern Territory. Students will complete a 2 week rotation through ED, ICU, Paediatrics, Burns and Cardiology. In addition to learning from immersion within the Indonesian health system and culture, ECU students will also teach fundamental life support skills to Indonesian staff (equivalent to Australian SES and first responders). This is an excellent opportunity to gain international experience. There are 20 places on this program, 7 which are funded by the New Colombo Plan.

Tour Leader: David Reid

Destination: Indonesia
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: 12/2/2018 - 23/2/2018
Applications closing: 19 Jan 2018

Funding available: New Colombo Plan

Paramedical Study Tour to Indonesia July 2018

On this exciting tour, ECU second and third year Bachelor of Paramedical Science students will travel to Indonesia to experience clinical placement as paramedics in Sanglah Hospital, Denpasar, Bali. Students will undertake hospital and pre-hospital based clinical practicum placements within Sanglah Hospital, including within the Emergency Department, and accompany hospital staff in the pre-hospital field. In addition to learning from immersion within the Indonesian health system and culture, ECU students will also teach fundamental life support skills to Indonesian staff (equivalent to Australian SES and first responders). This is an excellent opportunity to gain international experience. 25 eligible students may also obtain Government funding to support their program costs.

Tour Leader: David Reid

Destination: Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 20 days
Dates: 1 - 21 July 2018
Applications closing: 20 Jan 2018

Funding available: New Colombo Plan

Exercise and Health Science Sri Lanka Study Tour

Undergraduate exercise and sports science students from the School of Medical and Health Sciences are invited to apply for this exciting two-week study tour to Sri Lanka. During this study tour you will provide sports assessments and reports to elite athletes and coaches and also work with the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. You will benefit from ECU’s partnership with the Sri Lankan National Olympic Committee. This is a once in a life time opportunity that will enhance your cultural understandings; enable you to experience real-world application of your exercise and sports science knowledge and skills in an international context; and provide credit towards your degree. There are 15 funded places on this study tour.

Tour Leader: Favil Singh

Destination: Sri Lanka
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: 26 November - 7 December 2018
Applications closing: 09 Apr 2018

Funding available: New Colombo Plan

Application process

Further information

Medical & Health Sciences Study Tour to China 2018

Gain 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 study tour to Harbin, China. Apart from a structured academic program offered at Harbin Medical University, participants will also have the opportunity to visit cultural sites and related medical facilities. 25 eligible students will also obtain government funding to support their program costs. Post graduate students may also apply but will not be eligible to receive NCP grants.

Tour Leader: Ruben Phillips

Destination: China
Duration:
Dates: 7 - 20 January 2019
Applications closing: 26 Sep 2018

Funding available: New Colombo Plan

Further information


School of Nursing and Midwifery


Nursing Clinical Placement - Bhutan 2018

Final year nursing students have a unique opportunity in Bhutan 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 an insight into the provision of healthcare with limited resources and across cultural and language barriers. Students will explore Bhutanese societal, cultural and healthcare systems, and identify how these experiences increase their own understanding of corresponding Australian systems. Students will be able to attract 15 credit points towards their degree towards either of the following units: NPP3101 or NPP3201. Ten eligible students will receive government funding.

Tour Leader: TBC

Destination: Bhutan
Duration:
Dates: 9 - 20 April 2018
Applications closing: 02 Mar 2018

Funding available: New Colombo Plan

Midwifery Clinical Placement - Tanzania

Details TBC

Destination: Tanzania
Duration:
Dates: 26 June - 7 July 2018
Applications closing: 01 Jun 2018

Funding available: OS HELP loans

Further information

Nursing Clinical Placement - South Africa

Final year nursing students will have a unique opportunity to work alongside local health care providers to offer health education and outreach programs 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. Working in conjunction with the University of Cape Town and SHAWCO International Projects, students will be based in Cape Town for the duration of the tour and will have the opportunity to assist with local health clinics and present health promotion information to the local people. A visit to the local public hospital and various service learning sites will be hosted by SHAWCO staff. There are 8 places available.

Tour Leader: TBC

Destination: South Africa
Duration:
Dates: 14 - 27 October 2018
Applications closing: 01 Oct 2018

Funding available: Endeavour Mobility Program (STMP)

Further information

Nursing Clinical Placement - Tanzania

Details TBC

Destination: Tanzania
Duration:
Dates: 28 November - 7 December 2018
Applications closing: 01 Nov 2018

Funding available: OS-HELP loans

Nursing Clinical Placement (Sem 2) Philippines

Final year nursing students have the opportunity to work alongside local health care providers in the Philippines to offer health education and health outreach services to communities in the area.  This program provides students an insight into the provision of healthcare with limited resources and across cultural and language barriers. Selected students will assist physicians and local Arellano nursing students to provide health care to local communities. For the duration of the placement, students will be based in Manila and experience  living in huts provided by Arellano University.  Students may also have the opportunity to visit local private, public and mental health hospitals.

Destination: The Philippines
Duration:
Dates: 15 - 30 November 2018
Applications closing: 01 Dec 2018

Funding available: OS-HELP loans

Further information

Midwifery Clinical Placement (The Philippines)

This placement is open to ECU dual degree students undertaking stage six and stage seven. Selected students will be immersed in a culturally diverse community and work alongside local health care providers offering health education and outreach services to communities. Students will experience healthcare provision with limited resources and across cultural and language barriers as they assist physicians and local Arellano nursing students. The program is run in conjunction with community based organisations, local clinics and schools and Arellano University. For the duration of the program, students will be based in Manila will live in huts provided by Arellano University.

Destination: The Philippines
Duration:
Dates: 20 May - 1 June 2018 (TBC)
Applications closing: 01 Dec 2018

Funding available: New Colombo Plan

Further information

Nursing Clinical Placement (Cambodia)

This Clinical Placement is unique opportunity for nursing students to work alongside local health care providers to offer health education and outreach services to communities in the area. In Cambodia students will experience  living as the locals do and providing primary health care and education in various settings. Students will gain an insight into the provision of healthcare with limited resources and across cultural and language barriers. See the School of Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Placement Blackboard site for more information regarding eligibility and the application process.

Tour Leader: TBC

Destination: Cambodia
Duration:
Dates: 14 - 30 November 2018
Applications closing: 01 Dec 2018

Funding available: OS-HELP loans

Further information

Nursing Clinical Placement (Nepal)

Final year nursing students will have a unique opportunity to work alongside local health care providers in Nepal to offer health education and outreach services to communities in the area. Students will divide their time between shadowing and supporting local nursing staff on the hospital wards and providing primary health care to outlying communities. Activities will include patient consultations and offering educational, primary healthcare workshops to local communities. Students will work alongside community based organisations, local schools, hospitals and ECU travel partner Nineteen Degrees. Accommodation will be provided by local families. Students will gain credit towards NPP3101 or NPP3201.

Destination: Nepal
Duration:
Dates: 1 - 15 October 2018 (TBC)
Applications closing: 01 Dec 2018

Funding available: University Funding and OS-HELP loans

Further information

Nursing Clinical Placement (Vietnam)

Final year nursing students will have the opportunity to work alongside local health care providers to offer health education and  outreach services to communities in the area. Selected students will assist with patient consultations and offer educational primary health care workshops to local communities.The organisation Nineteen degrees work with the local hospital to run this program. Students will gain credit towards their practicum units - NPP3101 or NPP3201.

Destination: Vietnam
Duration: 10 days
Dates: 20 - 30 November 2018
Applications closing: 01 Dec 2018

Funding available: University Funding and OS-HELP loans

Nursing Clinical Placement - India

This is a unique opportunity for Australian Nursing students to work alongside local health care providers to offer health education and health outreach services to communities in the area. Students will gain an insight into the provision of healthcare with limited resources and across cultural and language barriers by undertaking a two week community placement in India organised and supported by the International Village Care Ministry. The group will work as part of a health care team travelling to rural villages in Southern India. Students will gain credit towards their units NPP3101 or NPP3201.

Tour Leader: TBC

Destination: India
Duration:
Dates: 3 November - 18 November
Applications closing: 01 Dec 2018

Funding available: OS HELP loans

Further information


School of Science


Business & Sustainability Study Tour to Bhutan

Undergraduate students from the School of Science or the School of Business and Law are invited to apply for this study tour, based at Royal Thimpu College in Thimpu, Bhutan. Bhutan is a small kingdom located in the Himalayas where gross national happiness is highest in the world!

Students will undertake collaborative group project work relevant to a sustainability or business discipline associated with their course of study. They will gain first-hand experience of cultural, social, political and economic factors influencing the way sustainability and business issues are managed in the region. Students will be able to attract 15 credit points towards their degree. The study tour units are Business Study Tour BUS3700 or International Science Project ISS3101. 16 funded places are available. Click here to see one of Dave Blake's previous Environmental Science Study Tours - https://youtu.be/F1g-vmoklJM

Tour Leaders: Dave Black and Tim Perkins

Destination: Bhutan
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: 9 April - 22 April 2018
Applications closing: 09 Mar 2018

Funding available: New Colombo Plan

Application process

Further information

China Environmental Study Tour

Looking to experience first-hand the environmental issues facing China? Apply for this 2-week study tour to Beijing University of Agriculture. Students will participate in seminars, workshops and collaborative projects on Natural Science/Management in China and examine social and cultural issues relating to natural resource management.  This tour will allow you to expand your professional networks as you collaborate with like-minded Chinese students and academics exploring a wide array of topics relating to environmental study. Students will obtain course credit by completing an elective (ISS3101) component for their relevant course. Check out this video of the 2016 China Environmental Study Tour here - https://youtu.be/F1g-vmoklJM

Tour Leader: Dave Blake

Destination: Beijing, China
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: 9 - 20 July 2018
Applications closing: 01 Apr 2018

Funding available: University Funding and OS-HELP loans


Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts


LINK Dance Company International Study Tour

WAAPA’s Honours/Masters dance students (LINK Dance Company) have the opportunity to spend four weeks in Montpellier (France), Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Berlin (Germany) participating in master classes and workshops, performing and learning from leading professionals in the dance industry whilst observing cutting edge contemporary dance performances. Students will also perform works created in Australia to European audiences experiencing different performative spaces, cultures, contexts and responses to the works. Students will be able to attract 20 credit points towards their degree - the study tour unit is DAN5203 Research Seminar. There are 10 funded places available.

Tour Leader: Michael Whaites

Destination: Germany, France and the Netherlands
Duration: 1 month
Dates: 22 June - 21 July 2018
Applications closing: 01 Apr 2018

Funding available: Endeavour Mobility Grants (STMP)

Bejing Modern Dance Festival 2018

WAAPA Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Dance students have the opportunity to participate in the international 2018 Beijing Modern Dance Festival. They will participate in seminars, workshops, performances and classes, to experience the breadth of stylistic and cultural dance forms on offer. The Festival hosts some 250 guest artists who will teach and mentor the students, giving them the experience of a professional context, in exceptional facilities. Students will perform in the 'Youth Dance Performance Platform' - a mixed program with peers from different institutions around the world. Following the Festival, students will visit Beijing Normal University to attend/observe classes and perform for the Dance department. The study tour units are either CUADAN601 or CUADAN501. There are 10 funded places available.

Tour Leader: Sue Peacock

Destination: China
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: 14 - 28 July 2018
Applications closing: 20 Apr 2018

Funding available: Endeavour Mobility Program (Asia VET)

Further information

Paris Jazz Summer School

WAAPA Jazz students are invited to apply for this Summer School in Paris which includes daily workshops, master-classes, ensemble tuition and improvisation classes. Students will perform at venues in Paris and record music with their ensembles. They will also attend concerts by the finest players on the planet in Paris jazz clubs and performance venues, as well as gaining a cultural understanding of France. There are 24 places on this tour.

Destination: France
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: 25 June - 8 July 2018
Applications closing: 01 May 2018

Funding available: OS-HELP Loans

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