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Study tours, internships and short programs

Study tours, internships and short programs

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 contact your Course Information Hub.


School of Business and Law


Sri Lanka Business Study tour

If you are a student in the School of Business, reach out for this rare opportunity to immerse yourself in Sri Lankan culture through homestay interactions, cultural events and excursions to local attractions during your stay in the two largest cities in this diverse country. Add to this the invaluable learning experiences gained through visits to local industries, production facilities and workplaces such as small IT companies, all while finding yourself surrounded by breathtaking hills covered with tropical vegetation one moment, and ogling its landmark colonial architecture the next.

Destination: Sri Lanka
Duration: 3 weeks
Dates: June 2017 - dates to be confirmed
Applications closing: 28 Feb 2017

Funding available: New Colombo Plan

Application process


School of Engineering


ECU Engineering Student Ambassador Study Tour


Undergraduate students enrolled in Engineering are invited to apply to participate in this exciting 2 week study tour to Shanghai University of Electric Power. Students will be involved in a structured academic program as well as cultural activities allowing for greater understanding of the traditions and issues impacting China.

Destination: Shanghai, China
Duration: 11 days
Dates: 21 November - 2 December 2016
Applications closing: 31 Jul 2016


School of Medical and Health Sciences


Medical and Health Sciences Study Tour to China

Students are invited to join this amazing journey of discovery through the historic city of Tianjin offering unique insights into traditional Chinese medicine in combination with Western medicine. Ever wanted to immerse yourself in Chinese culture? In this study tour, you will engage in a two week academic program covering Chinese language, history and culture while exploring museums and cultural attractions as well as visit health care establishments affiliated with Tianjin Medical University.

Destination: Tianjin, China
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: 18 November - 5 December 2016
Applications closing: 04 Aug 2016

Funding available: New Colombo Plan

Application process

Tour brochure

Exercise and Health Science China Study Tour

Second and third year ECU undergraduate students studying Exercise and Health Science are invited to apply to participate in a 2 week study tour at the Tianjin University of Sport (TUS). Students will spend two weeks participating in a structured academic program of Chinese language, exercise and cultural activities that will provide them with the chance to see the way in which China has blended traditional approaches to health and wellbeing with the scientific discipline of exercise and sport science.

Destination: Tianjin, China
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: 19 November - 4 December 2016
Applications closing: 26 Aug 2016

Funding available: New Colombo Plan

Application process

Tour brochure


School of Nursing and Midwifery


Nursing Clinical Placement - Tanzania

Nursing practices in Tanzania combines traditional and western medicine, making Tanzania a perfect destination to explore and expand knowledge on the healthcare systems in developing regions.  On this unique trip, students will also visit health care establishments and villages, meeting locals and medical professionals allowing for greater understanding of the medical system in Tanzania.

Destination: Tanzania
Duration: 11 days
Dates: 1 November - 1 December 2016
Applications closing: 20 Sep 2016

Nursing Clinical Placement - Thailand

Nursing practices in India combines traditional and western medicine, making Thailand a perfect destination to explore and expand knowledge on the healthcare systems in developing regions.  On this unique trip, students will also visit health care establishments and villages, meeting locals and medical professionals allowing for greater understanding of the medical system in Thailand.

Destination: Thailand
Duration: 11 days
Dates: 23 November - 4 December 2016
Applications closing: 12 Oct 2016

Nursing Clinical Placement - Laos

Nursing practices in Laos combines traditional and western medicine, making Laos a perfect destination to explore and expand knowledge on the healthcare systems in developing regions.  On this unique trip, students will also visit health care establishments and villages, meeting locals and medical professionals allowing for greater understanding of the medical system in Laos.

Destination: Laos
Duration: 11 days
Dates: 23 November - 4 December 2016
Applications closing: 12 Oct 2016

Nursing Clinical Placement - India

Nursing practices in India combines traditional and western medicine, making Laos a perfect destination to explore and expand knowledge on the healthcare systems in developing regions.  On this unique trip, students will also visit health care establishments and villages, meeting locals and medical professionals allowing for greater understanding of the medical system in India.

Destination: India
Duration: 11 days
Dates: 23 November - 4 December 2016
Applications closing: 12 Oct 2016


School of Science


China Environmental Study Tour

Looking to experience first-hand the environmental issues facing China? Come join a 2-week study tour to Beijing University of Agriculture and undertake opportunities for projects in environmental concerns impacting China.  This tour also allows 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.

Destination: Beijing, China
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: 21 November - 4 December 2016
Applications closing: 19 Aug 2016

Funding available: New Colombo Plan

Application process

Tour brochure

Computing and Security China Study Tour

Explore this amazing opportunity to collaborate with like-minded students and academics on a 2-week visit to Hebei University of Technology in Tianjin, China!  Engage in a series of discussions involving the field of information technology and computer Science in China and expand your professional networks! Students will also explore the opportunity of an ambassador experience which can be integrated into their academic study program.

Destination: Tianjin, China
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: 21 November - 5 December 2016
Applications closing: 31 Aug 2016


Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts


WAAPA BPA Singapore Study Experience

If you are a WAAPA student open to broadening your intercultural approaches to performance, how better to achieve this than to receive first-hand, embodied training in traditional Asian performance by the Intercultural Theatre Institute in Singapore. Opportunities to visit museums, temples, theatres and galleries while in this highly sought after tourist destination will be ample and Singapore’s booming restaurant scene is not to be missed.

Destination: Singapore
Duration: 9 weeks
Dates: 1 January - 5 March 2017
Applications closing: 30 Sep 2016

Funding available: New Colombo Plan

Application process

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