Study tours

Travel and Gain Global Business Experience

  • Explore - new and exciting cultures
  • Discover - more about yourself both personally and professionally
  • Kick start - your career prospects by gaining an international perspective
  • Develop  - international personal and professional networks

An international study tour provides a group of students with the opportunity to travel overseas and study in a new environment for credit. Study tours are arranged by the Business School and are an excellent way for students to gain an international perspective within their program. The Business School runs study tours throughout the year, they are usually two – three weeks of intensive study organised during semester breaks.  Students will travel with their lecturer on a study tour that includes visits and guest lectures with overseas partner institutions, networking with business and industry field trips, and social and cultural events of interest.

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2017


Business in China -  SP6 2017 BICIS

This international study tour travels to China, where students gain first-hand knowledge of the Asian business environment. Students will develop the ability to identify the opportunities and challenges of conducting successful business in China, and craft effective strategies that could be implemented to capture opportunities and overcome obstacles for successful ventures in that region. The Business in China Study Tour is taken in conjunction with the Business in China Tour Project (as an elective option) OR Strategic Research Project (as a Capstone option) course.

Topics covered in this course include:

 * Assessment of business opportunities in China

 * Identification of specific business opportunities for a selected organisation

 * Development of a business proposal for an organisation

 * Report design and development

Academic tour leader: Professor Ying Zhu

Focus: Postgraduate MBA students only

Grants:

  • All students are eligible for a UniSA International Travel Grant of $1000 providing they meet the criteria.

Please note: Students will be required to enrol in two courses, pay a nominal fee, book their own flights and organise their own Chinese Visa.

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2018

Italy and the United Kingdom - January 2018

This unique Study tour will travel to England and Italy to gain an appreciation of the history of the law in these countries and the historical connections with the law in Australia. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the importance of legal traditions and the reason for many traditional legal customs by visiting places such as the Old Bailey, the Inns of Court, the Tower of London and Hampton Court. Students will also attend lectures by guest speakers from the Judicial Image Network, located at University College London and a university in Florence.

The tour will visit artworks and places of historical interest and explore the relationship between law, art and literature by reviewing how law is presented in those forms. Students will also analyse the reaction of society to the depiction of human rights, the rule of law and the notion of justice in art and literature.

Academic Tour Leader:  Ms Tracey Coleman and Ms Rachel Spencer

Focus: Law, Art and Literature – elective Law course

All Business School students are welcome to apply however the focus of this tour is most suited to Law students in DBLA, DBLD. This Study Tour is open to undergraduate students only.

Grants:

  • All students are eligible for a UniSA International Travel Grant $1000 providing they meet the criteria.
  • Twenty Business School grants valued at $1500 are available (eligibility criteria apply)
  • OS-HELP Australian Government Loan may also be available for amount up to $6,470 eligibility criteria applies.

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South Korea - February 2018

The Korean Study Tour will explore the influence of culture and the socio-cultural context on business, regulatory and political considerations, trade related matters as well as strategic business issues. Students will learn about the influence of culture, society, economics and geographical environment on a wider range of business sectors. In particular, the specific focus of this study tour will be on the international business issues associated with the marketing and development of arts and culture, mega events (e.g. Winter Olympic Games), and the tourism industry in Korea.

Our group will be hosted by Sookmyung Women’s University and Kyeong Hee University, who will provide industry presentations and workshops.

Academic Tour Leader: Dr Aise Kim

Focus: Arts and Cultural Tourism

All Business School students are welcome to apply however the focus of this tour is most suited to DBBT Tourism, Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management, International Business and Logistics discipline areas. This Study Tour is open to undergraduate students only.

Grants:

  • All students are eligible for a UniSA International Travel Grant $1000 providing they meet the criteria.
  • Twenty Business School grants valued at $1500 are available (eligibility criteria apply)
  • Undergraduate students will be eligible to apply for OS-HELP an Australian Government Loan, available for amount up to $7,764 eligibility criteria applies.

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Italy - February 2018

This Study Tour will visit Exchange Partner, the University of Bergamo in Northern Italy. Students will have the opportunity to study alongside local students and undertake a cultural immersion.

Academic Tour Leader: Professor Christine Helliar

Focus: Accounting

All Business School students are welcome to apply however the focus of this tour is most suited to Accounting, Finance and Economics, Finance and Trade discipline areas. 

Grants:

  • All students are eligible for a UniSA International Travel Grant $1000 providing they meet the criteria.
  • Ten Business School grants valued at $2000 are available (eligibility criteria apply)
  • Undergraduate students will be eligible to apply for OS-HELP an Australian Government Loan, available for amount up to $7,764 eligibility criteria applies.

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Laos, Malaysia and Singapore - June 2018

On this tour you will contrast three very different economies - from the developing to the fully developed and compare the cultural, economic, societal and technological capability to support International Business in the region. You will also have the opportunity to make direct comparisons between the operations of multi-nationals that operate in these countries and in Australia. The tour will include industry site visits, presentations from industry experts, guest lectures and a cultural awareness program about the influences on business and society. 

Academic Tour Leader: TBC

Focus: International Business

All Business School students are welcome to apply however the focus of this tour is most suited to the International Business, Economics, Finance and Trade and Finance discipline areas. This tour is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Grants:

  • All students are eligible for a UniSA International Travel Grant $1000 providing they meet the criteria.
  • Twenty Business School grants valued at $1500 are available (eligibility criteria apply)
  • Undergraduate students will be eligible to apply for OS-HELP an Australian Government Loan, available for amount up to $7,764 eligibility criteria applies.

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Japan - June 2018

On this tour students will receive an introduction to Japan and Japanese business practice. They will come to understand the
technological capability of Japan combined with the ancient culture. Visting Tokyo and the Miyagi prefecture, the tour will include guest lectures, industry site visits and there will be a strong cultural awareness program for students to learn about influences on business and society. The tour will be supported by a predeparture briefing on the region with introductory Japanese language and business protocol training.

Academic Tour Leader:  Associate Professor Bruce Gurd

Focus: Management, Commerce, International Business

All Business School students are welcome to apply however the focus of this tour is most suited to Management, Commerce, International Business. This Study Tour is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Grants:

  • All students are eligible for a UniSA International Travel Grant $1000 providing they meet the criteria.
  • OS-HELP Australian Government Loan may also be available for amount up to $6,470 eligibility criteria applies.

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Chile - December 2018

On this 15 day study tour students will engage with the government sponsors of Start-up Chile and work with the region’s top Universities with world-ranked entrepreneurship programs (Universidad de Chile and Universidad Adolfo Ibanez), both in Santiago – the heart of “Chilecon Valley”. We will be immersed in two of CORFO (Start-up Chile)’s innovative business accelerators and work with companies at seed and acceleration stages, before visiting two of Santiago’s most notable technology fast-growth companies- Junar and Novelo – and two Santiago based Venture Capital funds.

Why Chile? Chile is an arid region with high economic dependence on agriculture and mining, in the midst of a technology transformation. The parallels of climate, economy and history are compelling for Australia, and a compelling learning experience for Australian students. Assignments will challenge students to compare the economic profile and government (and partnership) support structures for innovation and entrepreneurship in Australia and Chile, and provide observations and recommendations for policy and practice

Academic Tour Leader: Professor Marie Wilson, Pro Vice Chancellor (Business and Law) 

Focus: Postgraduate and Bachelor of Innovation (Honours) students only

Grants:

  • All students are eligible for a UniSA International Travel Grant $1000 providing they meet the criteria.
  • Twenty Business School grants valued at $1250 are available (eligibility criteria apply)

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Business in China - BICIS - SP6 2018 

This international study tour travels to China, where students gain first-hand knowledge of the Asian business environment. Students will develop the ability to identify the opportunities and challenges of conducting successful business in China, and craft effective strategies that could be implemented to capture opportunities and overcome obstacles for successful ventures in that region. The Business in China Study Tour is taken in conjunction with the Business in China Tour Project (as an elective option) OR Strategic Research Project (as a Capstone option) course.

Topics covered in this course include:

 * Assessment of business opportunities in China

 * Identification of specific business opportunities for a selected organisation

 * Development of a business proposal for an organisation

 * Report design and development

Academic tour leader: Professor Ying Zhu

Focus: Postgraduate MBA students only

Grants:

  • All students are eligible for a UniSA International Travel Grant of $1000 providing they meet the criteria.

Please note: Students will be required to enrol in two courses, pay a nominal fee, book their own flights and organise their own Chinese Visa.

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There are more study tours planned for 2018 and remain subject to funding approval. This page will be continually updated with more exciting opportunities.  Also keep in touch via the UniSA Business School website and Facebook for further updates.

Email: business.mobility@unisa.edu.au