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Study tours

Are you looking for an opportunity to enhance your resume and stand out from the competition? A study tour offers a great way to develop your knowledge and practical skills while receiving credit towards your ECU degree.

Study tours are group programs led by an academic staff member and can run from 1 - 6 weeks in length (usually between semesters).

General eligibility requirements*:

  • You must have a minimum WAM of 50
  • Have completed at least 60 credit points toward your ECU degree

*Please note that individual faculties and schools may have higher requirements. Below is a list of upcoming study tours in the school.

School of Science

Business & Sustainability Study Tour to Bhutan

Undergraduate students from the School of Science or the School of Business and Law are invited to apply for this study tour, based at Royal Thimpu College in Thimpu, Bhutan. Bhutan is a small kingdom located in the Himalayas where gross national happiness is highest in the world!

Students will undertake collaborative group project work relevant to a sustainability or business discipline associated with their course of study. They will gain first-hand experience of cultural, social, political and economic factors influencing the way sustainability and business issues are managed in the region. Students will be able to attract 15 credit points towards their degree. The study tour units are Business Study Tour BUS3700 or International Science Project ISS3101. 16 funded places are available. Click here to see one of Dave Blake's previous Environmental Science Study Tours -

Tour Leaders: Dave Black and Tim Perkins

Destination: Bhutan
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: 9 April - 22 April 2018
Applications closing: 09 Mar 2018

Funding available: New Colombo Plan

Application process

Further information

China Environmental Study Tour

Looking to experience first-hand the environmental issues facing China? Apply for this 2-week study tour to Beijing University of Agriculture. Students will participate in seminars, workshops and collaborative projects on Natural Science/Management in China and examine social and cultural issues relating to natural resource management.  This tour will allow you to expand your professional networks as you collaborate with like-minded Chinese students and academics exploring a wide array of topics relating to environmental study. Students will obtain course credit by completing an elective (ISS3101) component for their relevant course. Check out this video of the 2016 China Environmental Study Tour here -

Tour Leader: Dave Blake

Destination: Beijing, China
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: 9 - 20 July 2018
Applications closing: 01 Apr 2018

Funding available: University Funding and OS-HELP loans

Further information

Vietnam Natural Sciences Project - Environmental Research Program 2018

The project is designed to enable three undergraduate students to undertake a project, involving an international offshore experience, which is relevant to an environmental discipline associated with their course of study. The project will provide students with an opportunity to draw together theory and practical experience on current environmental issues of importance to Vietnam, within the historical, economic, political and social context. The project will be comprised of a 4 week visit to Thai Nguyen University. Students will gain credit towards their degree through Natural Sciences Project Unit (SCI3120).

Tour Leader: Dave Blake

Destination: Vietnam
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates: 2 weeks between 23 July and 26 October 2018
Applications closing: 01 Jun 2018

Funding available: New Colombo Plan

Further information

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