Study tours

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.

7 Reasons why you should go on a study tour with the UniSA Business School: 

  1. Fast track your studies! The study tour will allow you to complete one 4.5 unit elective in your program in just two weeks;
  2. Boost your career prospects and graduate prepared for a global professional career;
  3. Gain skills that employers love, such as: resilience, leadership, independence, teamwork, empathy and socio-cultural sensitivity
  4. Learn and experience more than is possible inside the classrom
  5. Travel with a group of approximately 20 students and 2 UniSA staff members 
  6. Explore a new culture and sightseeing whilst on tour 
  7. Build your cultural awareness and make lifelong connections

 

So what are you waiting for - register your interest to have the time of your life!

 

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2019 Study Tours:

Sri Lanka - July 2019

The aim of this tour is to increase students’ knowledge of the Indo-Pacific region through direct learning, social interactions and cultural training facilitated by industry and guest lectures at the Wisdom Business Academy. This study tour will enable students to experience a diverse country that's economic growth is in transition after the end of prolonged civil conflict, and gain an understanding of the opportunities available to graduates in this rapidly developing market.Students will be given opportunities to visit industry sites to learn about some unique Sri Lankan businesses, such as tea production, and will combine this with visits to important cultural sites. Students also will visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) office to support their understanding of Australia’s foreign, trade, development and investment policies with Sri Lanka. Students will also gain an understanding of the geo politics that exist between Australia and Sri Lanka in addition to a variety of networking, social and cultural experiences.

Academic Tour Leader: Professor Carol Tilt

Focus: Management, Business.This tour is open to all UniSA Business School Undergraduate & Post graduate programs

Grants:

  • All students will be eligible for a $1,000 Business School Travel grant value providing they meet the criteria
  • All students are eligible for a $1,000 UniSA International Travel Grant providing they meet the criteria.
  • The OS-HELP Loan, provided by the Australian Government may be available for up to $7,880 (eligibility criteria apply) undergraduate students only

Academic credit:

  • Undergraduate students may be eligible to apply for course subsitution for Business & Society (BUSS 1057) course or 4.5 unit elective course in their program for this tour
  • Postgraduate students are eligible for one 4.5 unit elective credit in their program for this study tour

Please register your interest below to be kept up to date with information.

Register your interest 

South Korea - September 2019

Discover how the Arts, Culture and Innovation industries contribute to the success of a creative city – in this case Seoul, South Korea! During the study tour you will learn first-hand how theories in entrepreneurship, innovation and tourism can be applied in real-world settings. Discover and learn through industry site visits, cultural sightseeing, creative art performances and guest lectures at partner universities.

Our group will be hosted by Hong-Ik University and Kyeong Hee University, who will provide industry presentations and workshops.

Academic Tour Leader: Dr Boram Lee - Senior lecturer, School of Management

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 and postgraduate students.

Grants:

  • Business School has fifteen $1,000 travel grants to offer students who meet the criteria in addition to the UniSA International Travel Grant below.
  • All students are eligible for a $1,000 UniSA International Travel Grant providing they meet the criteria.
  • The OS-HELP Loan, provided by the Australian Government may be available for up to $7,880 (eligibility criteria apply) undergraduate students only

Academic credit:

  • Undergraduate students may be eligible to apply for course subsitution for Business & Society (BUSS 1057) course or 4.5 unit elective course in their program for this tour
  • Postgraduate students are eligible for one 4.5 unit elective credit in their program for this study tour

Please register your interest below to be kept up to date with information.

Register your interest 

 
Business in China (BICIS) - September 2019

This study tour travels to China, where students gain first-hand knowledge of the Asian business enviornment. 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. This tour is counted as two courses (9.0 units) and MBA students may be eligible to undertake one of the courses for this tour as a capstone option.

Academic Tour Leader: Professor Ying Zhu

Focus: Postgraduate MBA Students

Grants:

Academic Credit:

  • MBA Students - this tour is counted as two courses (9.0 units) students may be eligible to undertake one of the courses for this tour as a capstone option
  • All other postgraduate students - this tour is counted as two (9.0 unit) elective courses in their program

 Please register your interest below to be kept up to date with information.

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Bergamo, Italy - December 2019

This study tour is hosted at the University of Bergamo and taught by UniSA academic Professor Christine Helliar. The course undertaken at University Bergamo is Financial Accounting, students will study in class with Italian students. Along with undertaking classes at University the students will have the opportunity to visit Venice, Verona, Brescia, Lecco (Lake Como), Florence, Milan, Bergamo and surrounding areas.

Academic Tour Leader: Professor Christine Helliar

Focus: Financial Accounting. This tour is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Grants:

  • Business School has fifteen $1,000 travel grants to offer students who meet the criteria in addition to the UniSA International Travel Grant below.
  • All students are eligible for a $1,000 UniSA International Travel Grant providing they meet the criteria.
  • The OS-HELP Loan, provided by the Australian Government may be available for up to $6,665 (eligibility criteria apply) undergraduate students only
  • Students who have been awarded various accounting and finance grants by completing SACE stage 2 Economics at High School may apply their $1,000 experiencial or professional development grant to this tour, in addition to the funding mentioned above. For further information contact the Awards Officer in the School of Commerce - commerce@unisa.edu.au

Academic credit:

  • Undergraduate students may be eligible to apply for course subsitution for Accounting for Business (ACCT 1008) course or 4.5 unit elective course in their program for this tour
  • Postgraduate students are eligible for one 4.5 unit elective credit in their program for this study tour

Please register your interest below to be kept up to date with information.

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London & Italy - December 2019

This Study Tour will visit London, Venice, Florence, Siena & Italy. 

Students will have the opportunity to study the intersection between law and its link to music, literature and art from a historical and modern perspective. The study tour will enable students to consider and analyse how selected pieces of music, art and literature reflect the legal context of the society in which they were produced.   It will include understanding how music, literature and art are integral to how law has developed, influenced and been influenced in its history.  Students will be able to see the actual artworks and visit places of historical interest and relevance to the course. Students will explore the relationship between law, art and literature by reviewing how law is presented in those forms while participating in a unique cross-cultural overseas experience and be immersed in both English and Italian cultures

Academic Tour Leaders: Tracey Coleman and Pariskevi Kontoleon

Focus: Law - Music, Art and Literature.  This tour is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Grants:

  • Business School has fifteen $1,000 travel grants to offer students who meet the criteria in addition to the UniSA International Travel Grant below.
  • All students are eligible for a $1,000 UniSA International Travel Grant providing they meet the criteria.
  • The OS-HELP Loan, provided by the Australian Government may be available for up to $6,665 (eligibility criteria apply) undergraduate students only

Academic credit:

  • Undergraduate students may be eligible to apply for one 4.5 unit elective course in their program for this tour
  • Postgraduate students are eligible for one 4.5 unit elective credit in their program for this study tour

Please register your interest below to be kept up to date with information.

Register your interest 

 


There are more study tours planned for 2019/2020 and remain subject to funding approval. We require a minimum of 15 students for the tour to proceed. 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

*Students do not enrol directly into courses as eligible applicants are required to apply for study tour with a statement and upon successful acceptance into the tour students will be enrolled by the student mobility team. Students will be eligible to participate in a UniSA faculty led study tour if you are in your first study period at UniSA and may not meet the minimum requirements - 18 units for UG students and 9.0 units for PG students.