Third party study tours and international internships

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These are opportunities offered through third party providers and may be courses at an overseas university, internships or volunteer abroad opportunities. They are not managed by UniSA and to be considered for a place you must apply directly to the provider. Fees may apply (see relevant provider's website for details).

Students pursuing opportunities through third party providers with which UniSA has a relationship can apply for a UniSA International Travel Grant and in addition the Overseas Experience Grant (grant application dates apply)

To apply: Click here for more information on how to apply

UniSA associated providers

These providers offer opportunities to undertake study tours and internships internationally and are organisations with which UniSA has a relationship.

ACICIS Indonesia is a non-profit consortium of universities that develops and coordinates high quality, in-country study options in Indonesia: 

ACICIS offers a range of programs for business students, including: 

Additional New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants to the value of of $3,000 are available in addition to UniSA travel grants for internship programs only. Enquire with ACICIS for more information on New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants & criteria.  

For more general information regarding ACICIS please click here for further information.

CIS Australia offers both study tours and internships. The short term summer and winter programs, internship opportunities, semester abroad options and volunteer work are available in many countries. You can choose a range of places like Costa Rica, Italy, Spain, Nepal, China and many more. Click here for further information.

Unbound (previously named Lakia) is a social enterprise which aims to educate and connect students to important global issues through their short term overseas programs. Their programs are designed to provide students with learning and understanding of the relationship between technical knowledge and how they can create real positive social change. Choose your international program which suits you around the world - Vietnam, India, Nepal, Thailand etc Click here for further information

The Intern Group provides international internship programs in Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America. They offer programs that are highly focused on both professional development and cultural immersion for a minimum of four weeks and a maximum of 24 weeks. In addition to a leading internship, the program includes your housing, provides visa assistance, and organises cultural and social activities. The Intern Group places students in internships across all career fields, spanning everything from business to engineering and psychology to design. Click here for further information

Academic Internship Council provides academic institutions with internship programs that helps their students achieve personal and professional growth in the global workforce. Opportunities include places like Singapore, India, San Francisco, etc. Click here for further information.

Pagoda Projects (formally InternChina) offers internships in China, Vietnam and Mexico Click here for further information 


Projects abroad provides a range of service placements and internships across 30 developing and emerging countries for individuals and groups of students. Students can work alongside local professionals on ongoing programs in human rights, conservation, micro-finance and with internships available in law, social work and business also available. 

The placements run all year round so are flexible in start dates and last between two weeks and six months. The focus of the placements is to be educational and worthwhile, with students able to make a contribution to the programs as well as gaining new skills, insight and cultural perspective. Click here for further information


Other Opportunities

Please click here for further information on travel grant availability. Please note: The UniSA Study Overseas travel grants are not available for third-party non-associated provider programs. Please contact the Business Mobility team if you require any further clarification.

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Scope Global is a specialist project management company delivering international development and education programs throughout Asia and the Pacific. This includes internships in the Asia-Pacific region. Scope Global has an extensive network of partners across the Asia-Pacific enabling them to provide Australian students with diverse workplace learning opportunities in discipline-relevant sectors. Their network of in-country staff will be on hand to support and monitor progress, ensuring a safe, rewarding and meaningful experience for both student and host organisation. Click here for further information

ENCATC is the European network for cultural management and policy. Their mission is to represent, advocate and promote cultural management and cultural policy education, personalise the cultural sector to make it sustainable, and create a platform for discussion and exchange at an international level. ENCATC run a number of events and projects for students to participate in such as the ENCATC International Study Tour. The study tour is aimed at fostering international exchanges of ideas, projects and best practice between academics, graduates, cultural entrepreneurs from Europe, Asia, Australia and beyond.

The international study tour is a dynamic three-day program held each year, the host location is changed each year.

The Business Student Mobility team will be able to assist you on how this opportunity may work for you. Click here for further information.

ENCATC is the European network on cultural management and policy. As mentioned above ENCATC run a number of events and projects for students to participate in, another is the ENCATC Congress.

The ENCATC congress is a three-day program held annually and the host location and focus is changed each year.

The Business School Mobility team will be able to assist you on how this opportunity may work for you. Click here for further information

Michigan State University (MSU) was founded in 1855 and is the home of the Spartans. Michigan is a state located in the mid-west of the United States of America, and its largest city, Detroit, boasts lyrical history and the original headquarters of Motown. MSU's short term programs are three weeks in duration which will allow you to immerse yourself into American College life. Both programs explore globalisation along with the challenges, characteristics and how to apply them to the real world.

MSU offer short-term programs in July for business students, such as:

  • Entrepreneurship Boot Camp (3 US Credits = 4.5 unit elective)
  • International Litigation and Arbitration (3 US Credits = 4.5 unit law elective)
  • Negotiation, Contracts & Comparitive Law (3 US Credits = 4.5 unit law elective)

For more information and to apply - please click here


The University Scholars Leadership Symposium (USLS) is hosted annually by Humanitarian Affairs at the United Nations Convention Centre. This week-long symposium program will be of particular interest to students who hold a passion for social change. You may apply as a delegate to listen to guest speakers from the United Nations, network with other students from other UN Member nations and UN Leaders. This symposium attracts over 900 delegates annually which creates a think-tank for emerging leaders, along with learning about global issues, stimulating some of the most difficult conditions people are experiencing across the world.

This conference is aimed at university students or young professionals aged 18 years and above.

Applications close mid-July, contact on how this experience can work for you. Click here for further information

**please note that the 2020 USLS Symposium has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Next available applications are 2021, please check their website to keep up to date. 

The Peace Summit of Emerging Leaders is hosted by Humanitarian Affairs Asia at the United Nations Conference Centre annunally in February each year. This conference will gather 500 young leaders from different parts of the world to give them an understanding and broader perspectives on this vitally important subject. The aim is to empower younger leaders to be a champion of peace.

Students must be aged between 17 to 35 years old.

Contact on how this experience can work for you. Click here for further information 

Further Considerations

Students should familiarise themselves with and fully understand the terms and conditions of the programs and support services offered by Third Party Providers. Students should feel confident that they understand matter such as:

  • how their personal information will be collected, used and stored
  • payment terms
  • cancellation fees
  • insurance.

Students are only eligible to apply for travel grants with UniSA associated provider programs (provided they meet the grant criteria).

Students are automatically eligible for UniSA’s travel insurance (subject to certain criteria). UniSA’s travel insurance covers reasonable expenses incurred as a result of travel delays and cancellations, medical expenses, theft/loss/damage to electronic equipment and loss of luggage (subject to the policy terms and conditions). UniSA insurance cover is also provided to students for general (public) liability, personal accident, professional indemnity and medical malpractice (excluding for those placements in the USA and Canada) if appropriate. Students are responsible for arranging any additional insurance.

Refer to the following link which provides further detail regarding student insurances, the criteria to meet for arranging a placement, and details the circumstances when a request for travel insurance is required to be discussed with the insurance office: 

Students are encouraged to seek legal advice. Students may wish to engage their own lawyer or access the services of the UniSA Legal Clinic. Information about the UniSA Legal Clinic can be found at the following site:


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