Industry Study Tours.



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)
Applications: Open


Download the Industry study tours flyer [PDF, 178KB]


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