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: 

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

  

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2020

Canada - 10 to 26 April 2020

This two week study tour will travel to three cities in Canada - Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City - it will focus on how a shared past and common set of values has supported business collaboration and trade between Australia and Canada and how this is influenced by similarities and differences in culture and community. The tour group will engage with UniSA Business School partner institutions: University of Ottawa; HEC Montreal and University of Laval for expert guest lectures for immersive learning site visits to both government and industry in the region. The student experience will also be enhanced through student networking events with student peers from partner institutions and an associated social and cultural activities program. 

Please note this tour takes place in the SP2 2020 mid-semester break, if you need advise around enrolment the Business Mobility Team will be able to assist you with this planning. 

Academic Tour Leader: Dr Saras Sastrowardoyo

Focus: Management, Business. This tour is open to all UniSA Business School undergraduate and postgraduate programs

Grants: 

  • All students will be eligible for either a $2,500 Endeavour Leadership Short Term Mobility Grant or Business School travel grant to the same value providing they meet the criteria
  • The OS HELP Loan, provided by the Australian Government may be available for up to $6,791 for Australian Citizen undergraduate students only (criteria applies)

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

We have held an information session for this tour already. Applications close 25 January 2020.

Please register your interest below for an application pack.

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New Zealand - June/July 2020

This two week study tour will look at the impacts of Indigenous values on shaping sustainable management practices with a focus on tourism, events, cultural and arts industries. Students will learn about Maori culture through: visits to a Marae, Maori history, languages and how traditions have remained central to the New Zealand culture. Students will visit universities, industry and cultural sightseeing visits with the opportunity to network with local students and staff.

Enrolment into this study tour will take place in SP4 2020.

Academic Tour Leader: To be confirmed

Focus: Indigenous Tourism, events, culture and arts.  This tour is open to UniSA Business School Undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Grants:

  • Business School $1,000 travel grants available for students who 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 $8,149 (eligibility criteria apply) undergraduate students only

Academic credit:

  • Undergraduate students may be eligible to apply for course substitution 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.

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Fiji - June/July 2020

On this study tour students will gain firsthand knowledge of how sports development brings positive change in the lives of people and communities in Fiji and how successful sports development relies on effective partnerships between a range of community groups, service providers, facility operators, governing bodies, local and international authorities and voluntary groups. Students will learn about Fijian sport governance structures and how they underpin participation in sport at all levels in addition to exploring Australian government strategies such as ‘Sports Diplomacy 2030’ which aims to enhance Australia’s influence and reputation with neighbouring countries through sport, to maximise trade, tourism and investment opportunities and contribute to community development in the region. Students will the explore opportunities and outcomes of Australian Government programs such as the Pacific Sports Partnership program and development outcomes in areas such as health, equity and social inclusion in Fiji.

Enrolment into this study tour will take place in SP4 2020.

Academic Tour Leader: Dr Duncan Murray

Focus: Sport development. This tour is open to UniSA Business School Undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Grants:

  • Students are eligible to apply for $3,000 travel grant funding (including UniSA International Travel Grant)
  • The OS-HELP Loan, provided by the Australian Government may be available for up to $6,791 (eligibility criteria apply) undergraduate students only

Academic credit:

  • Undergraduate students may be eligible to apply for course substitution 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.

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Thailand & Laos – June/July 2020

This study tour will focus on the principles of brand growth and how to adapt tactics to the demographic, economic, societal and cultural aspects of Thailand and Laos. The product category focus will come from the agribusiness and beverage industries and in particular SMEs (small medium enterprise), which are core to the Australian economy and support rural communities. Students will have the opportunity to attend academic seminars by UniSA academic, Dr Justin Cohen; local experts on culture and multinational businesses operating companies in the host nations who are affiliated with the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute - including presentations from Human Resources regarding graduate opportunities for both UniSA and host nation students. The tour will also explore the highlights of Thailand and Laos through history, scenery and culture.

Enrolment into this study tour will take place in SP4 2020.

Academic Tour Leader: Dr Justin Cohen

Focus: Marketing.  This tour is open to UniSA Business School Undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Grants:

  • Students are eligible to apply for $3,000 travel grant funding (including UniSA International Travel Grant)
  • The OS-HELP Loan, provided by the Australian Government may be available for up to $8,149 (eligibility criteria apply) undergraduate students only

Academic credit:

  • Undergraduate students may be eligible to apply for course substitution 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.

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Sri Lanka – September 2020

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; gain an understanding of the opportunities available to graduates in this rapidly developing market; visit industry sites to learn about unique Sri Lankan businesses, such as tea production. 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; to 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.

Enrolment into this study tour will take place in SP6 2020 within the SP5 2020 mid-semester break.

Academic Tour Leader: Professor Carol Tilt

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

Grants:

Academic credit:

  • Undergraduate students may be eligible to apply for course substitution 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.

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Scotland – September 2020

This tour explores consumer marketing in a social context for health and wellbeing. This course compares social and health concerns in Glasgow, Scotland with the effectiveness of interventions, policies and practices to improve population health and wellbeing. This course will investigate why Scotland has one of the lowest life expectancies in Western Europe and lowest of all UK countries and then compare with Australian statistics in relation to age, gender and ethnic groups.  Students will attend industry visits to NHS Health Scotland, Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Scottish Communities for Health and Wellbeing along with guest lectures by local university staff and networking opportunities. There will be opportunities for sightseeing and cultural experiences around Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and The Highlands.

Enrolment into this study tour will take place in SP6 2020 within the SP5 2020 mid-semester break.

Academic Tour Leader: Svetlana Bogomolova

Focus: Marketing

Grants:

  • Business School $1,000 travel grants available for students who 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 $6,791 (eligibility criteria apply) undergraduate students only

Academic Credit:

  • Undergraduate students may be eligible to apply for course substitution 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.

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Vietnam – December 2020

On this tour students will learn how Vietnamese law and governance policies are creating a positive economic environment for social enterprises to prosper and how Australian Government aid and investment is assisting Vietnam establish the infrastructure to continue to grow its economy and address social issues in the region. An opportunity to visit a number of government agencies in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city, not for profit organisations and social enterprises to explore how law and governance structures, business models, and funding support contributes to positive social impact in areas such as poverty; equality for women and minorities, youth at risk; access to public health and education; and environmental sustainability. Students will develop global citizenship, cross-cultural communication and sensitively skills and professional skills in leadership, teamwork, problem solving and critical thinking.

Enrolment into this study tour will take place in SP7 2020 after SP5 2020 exam period.

Academic Tour Leader: Professor Stephen Boyle (TBC)

Focus: Social Enterprise/Development

Grants:

  • All students will be 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 $8,149 for Australian Citizen undergraduate students only (criteria applies)

Academic Credit:

  • Undergraduate students may be eligible to apply for course substitution 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.

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Bergamo, Italy – December 2020

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 International 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), Pisa, Florence, Milan, Bergamo and surrounding areas.

Enrolment into this study tour will take place in SP7 2020 after SP5 2020 exam period.

Academic Tour Leader: Professor Christine Helliar

Focus: International Accounting (please note: this tour requires general knowledge of accounting terms. There will be a pre-departure session to provide assistance for students who have not completed an introductory accounting course). This tour is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Grants:

  • Business School $1,000 travel grants available for students who 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 $6,791 (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 experiential 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 substitution 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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This page will be continually updated with more exciting opportunities. We require a minimum of 15 students for the tour to proceed. Please keep in touch via the UniSA Business School website and Facebook for further updates.

Email: business.mobility@unisa.edu.au

Study Tour helpful resources: 

*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.