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.

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.

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Some of the opportunities listed below are funded by the Australian Government and supported by the following initiatives: 

2019

China - April 2019

During this two-week study tour to China, students will have a unique chance to gain first-hand knowledge of the Chinese business environment and develop the ability to identify business opportunities in the largest merging market in the world.  The mobility students will visit two tier one cities, Shanghai and Beijing, and one tier two city, Hangzhou. Comparison of the economic conditions and business environment in these three cities, will deepen students’ understanding of the socioeconomic diversity within an Indo-pacific country. The study tour will comprise formal lectures on various aspects of doing business in China, guest presentations delivered by business leaders and expatriates from a range of industries and business organisations, industry visits, negotiation simulations, group business expansion project and other cultural visit activities. 

Academic Tour Leader: Dr Song Yang

Focus: Marketing (Undergraduate student only)

Grants:

  • All students will be eligible for either a $3,000 New Colombo Plan Short Term Mobility Grant or Business School Travel grant to the same value providing they meet the criteria
  • All students are eligible for a $1000 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.

Attend the next information session:

When:

Friday 30 November 2018

Time:

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Where:

Sir George Kingston Building, Level 5, Room 24 (GK5-24), UniSA City West Campus

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Japan - June 2019

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. Visiting 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 will be eligible for a $1,000 Business School Travel grant value providing they meet the criteria
  • All students are eligible for a $1000 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.

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India - July 2019

Hosted by National Law School of India University, Bengaluru located in Bangalore, India - this study tour will consist of two weeks of class at University and then 1 week of visiting Dehli - The Taj Mahal and visit to Amity University. Students will study Environmental Justice intensive course at University Bengaluru, the course will looks into the international developments that have taken place in fostering environmental justice with a special thrust on Indian Jurisprudence. This course will aim to unpack the issues and challenges associated with Environmental Justice along with identifying what may be lacking or improved in the current legal system structure in regard to Environmental Justice.

Academic Tour Leader: Professor Vicki Waye

Focus: Law

Available to all undergraduate business school students. Postgraduate students are eligible to apply, however undergraduate law students will be prioritised. This tour is unable to fulfil the course subsitution rule for Business & Society - BUSS 1057.

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 $1000 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.

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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 university institutions. This study tour will enable students to experience diverse countries at different stages of economic growth, from poverty to middle class, and gain an understanding of the opportunities available to graduates in these rapidly developing markets. Students will visit Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) office to support student’s understanding of Australia’s foreign, trade, development and investment policies. Students will also gain an understanding of the geo politics that exists between Australia and Sri Lanka in addition to a variety of networking, social and cultural experiences.

Academic Tour Leader: Professor Lin Crase

Focus: Management, Business.This tour is open to all UniSA Business School undergraduate 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 $1000 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.

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South Korea - September 2019

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 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 $1000 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.

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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:

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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 $1000 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.

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

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There are more study tours planned for 2019 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