Many students who have completed an Industry Study Tour unit have suggested that completing a project “in-country” that included research, reflection and documenting experience, which was delivered via a structured process, can significantly improve the quality of their educational outcomes (Boud, Cohen and Walker 1993; Boud, Keogh and Walker 1985). Swinburne’s Industry Study Tour experience focuses on giving students the opportunity to:
1. reinterpret intercultural challenges as learning opportunities.
2. observe and reflect on their increasing intercultural and employability skill development for job-readiness.
3. notice, reflect and interpret subtle cultural differences via self-awareness.
4. consolidate and generalise the lessons learnt while “in-country” via self-reflections.
The tour gives students credit towards their degree and offers a unique opportunity to enrich their learning via an international Work-Integrated Learning Experience.
Students are also eligible for Swinburne’s Global Citizenship Award which can form part of their application to become recognised as a Swinburne Emerging Leader.
|Locations:||India, Samoa or the Philippines|
|When||Enrol for summer term 2016 onwards|
|Focus||A Multi-disciplinary International Work-Integrated Learning Experience|
|Travel periods:||India: 3 – 22 January 2016
Samoa: 8 – 23 December 2015
Philippines: 10 – 31 January 2016
|Duration:||Minimum of 15 days in-country|
|Cost:||Costs will vary for each study tour, according to the destination, duration and inclusions|
|Eligible students:||All undergraduate students (additional selection criteria may apply)|
Register your interest
Register your interest to learn more about this tour, unit of study and scholarship/s opportunities here.
For more information about the tours and unit of study, please contact:
Carole Demirdjian – Career Education Coordinator
For more information about scholarships, please contact:
Hayley Urane – Project Officer