Short term global experiences

Short term global experiences give you the opportunity to travel to incredible locations and gain credit towards your course, all in a short period of time! Popular with students who are unable to commit to a semester abroad, short term programs are typically between 2-6 weeks and available in a diverse range of locations.

Program Spotlights

Stanford International Honors Program
Students selected to participate in the Stanford International Honors Program (IHP) will spend 8 weeks on campus at Stanford University in California, alongside students from 22 different universities from all over the world.

This elite program combines top-notch academics with extracurricular activities, providing students the opportunity to academically excel at one of the most competitive universities in the USA. IHP courses feature small class sizes, accessible world-class instructors, and the choice of more than 170 courses offered by 40 departments.

Faculty of Business and Law students of all majors are encouraged to apply. Expressions of interest for this program open in December each year, with selection finalised in February. Selection for this program is highly competitive.

Curtin students at Stanford
Students who participated in the 2018 Stanford International Honors Program

Study Tours

The Faculty of Business and Law run a number of study tours throughout the year:

Malaysia Study Tour

Study business from a global perspective in Malaysia! This year’t tour will visit Curtin’s Malaysia campus in Miri, Sarawak, and the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. Compare and contrast the two locations by engaging with industry leaders, hearing from guest speakers and undertaking cultural immersion activities such as an overnight homestay in a local village.
Themes covered include international economics, sustainability, tourism marketing, entrepreneurship, indigenous issues and cross-cultural communication.

Suitable for undergraduate final year Commerce students studying all majors.

Dates for 2020: 21 November – 4 December (subject to change)
Up to $3000 in New Colombo Plan funding available for eligible students

Express your interest now!

Dubai Study Tour

Study business from a global perspective in the United Arab Emirates at Curtin Dubai and receive 25 credit points towards your degree. Students will visit the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, be exposed to local and government industry, take classes on campus and undertake cultural immersion activities such as a Bedouin Desert Safari. The tour will also coincide with the EXPO 2020 – an international festival on a global scale, showcasing the best nations have to offer from around the world.
Themes covered include innovation and start-up, entrepreneurship, finance, banking, international marketing, international trade and cross-cultural communication.

Suitable for undergraduate final year Commerce students studying all majors.

Dates for 2021: January (exact dates TBA)

Express your interest now!

Singapore Study Tour

An exciting new tour for 2020! Spend 10 days exploring one of Asia’s biggest international trading and commerce hubs! Undertake sessions at Curtin’s Singapore campus, engage with local industry and get immerse yourself in the city’s rich cultural diversity.

Suitable for undergraduate final year Commerce students studying all majors.

Dates: 22 – 31 August (subject to change)
Express your interest now!

India Innovation and International Business Study Tour

The tour will feature visits to four cities: Mumbai, India’s international business, finance and commerce hub; Bangalore, India’s innovation and start-up capital; Delhi; the national capital and seat of the government; and Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal. As one of the world’s most promising emerging economies, the India tour will include visits to innovative Indian and overseas multinational corporations, emerging start-ups and venture capital firms and feature academic discussions and workshops at world class higher education institutions like the Indian Institute of Management and the Indian Institute of Technology. Moreover, the program will also provide students with a cultural immersion experience with introductory Hindi language classes and visits to cultural and historic sites including the Taj Mahal.

Dates: April 2021 (exact dates TBA)
Up to $3000 in New Colombo Plan funding available for eligible students

Contact: Dr Subra Ananthram, S.Ananthram@curtin.edu.au

Tourism and Hospitality Study Tour – School of Marketing

The Tourism and Hospitality Study Tour is a yearly international study tour which enables participating students to collect first-hand and real-world experience in prominent tourism destinations. Students gain insight into the operation of important attraction points and get to discuss face-to-face with tourism and hospitality providers.

Usually, students also have the opportunity to work on an industry-supported project in the destination country.

Past and current projects included working on geotourism with the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites Foundation in the world-famous Dolomites mountains in Italy or working with the Apsara Authority in Cambodia to improve the visitation experience at Angkor Wat, the biggest religious complex in the World.

Students majoring in Tourism and Hospitality are given priority, but other students may be able to participate as well.

Contact: Michael Volgger, Michael.Volgger@curtin.edu.au

Tax Study Tour – Curtin Law School

The International Tax Study Tour is offered on a bi-annual basis and allows students and experienced taxation lecturers to travel to various countries throughout the world and to explore their taxation systems. This allows for an in-depth comparison of the world taxation systems in particular with a comparison to that of the Australia Taxation System. The countries vary each study tour but since its inception, the tour has travelled to London, Paris, Rome, Denmark, Berlin, Vienna, Amsterdam, Belgium and the USA. The benefits to students are not also the educational aspects of the study tour but to share their passion of learning with a group of like-minded students. The study tour runs in the semester break in July and travel is for approximately 30 days and is a 25 point credit unit.

Contact: Annette Morgan, Annette.Morgan@cbs.curtin.edu.au

China Business Study Tour

Available to Curtin MBA students, Curtin MBA alumni and Curtin Ignition alumni – Read more

Ghent Law Study Tour – Curtin Law School

Available to Curtin Law students – Read more

For more information about upcoming study tours, email ExperienceCBS@curtin.edu.au

Students visiting Lambir National Park during their study tour to Miri
Students visiting Lambir National Park during their study tour to Miri

Short courses

Interested in studying overseas during the study breaks, while gaining credit towards your course? There are short course opportunities all over the world, in a large range of disciplines.

Popular short course programs include:

  • London School of Economics Summer School, UK
  • Toulouse Business School Summer School, France & Barcelona
  • Arnhem Business School Summer School, Netherlands
  • BI Norwegian Business School Summer, Norway

Plus many more! Keep an eye on your emails and CBSchat for upcoming opportunities.

MBA students exploring Norway whilst undertaking a short course earlier this year.

The next round of short courses will take place over the end of year break, from December to February. Please check back here at a later date for details, or contact us directly.


Postgraduate and MBA opportunities

Opportunities are available specifically for postgraduate and MBA students who would like to study overseas whilst completing their course.

Popular destinations for exchange include:

  • LUISS Business School, Italy
  • Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal
  • EM Lyon Business School, France
  • NHH Norwegian School of Economics
  • And many more!

The next round of short courses will take place over the end of year break, from December to February. Please check back here at a later date for details, or contact us directly.


Study abroad short courses with a non-partner institution

Have you found a course you’d like to do at a non-partner institution? This includes many universities in China, such as Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) Summer and Winter programs, and the Beijing Institute of Technology’s (BIT) ACCP programs. If so, please complete an application to see if your course will qualify for credit towards your degree.

Apply now


Thinking about heading overseas for an international experience?

Follow the link to learn more about current opportunities and register your interest, or contact the Student Engagement team to find out more about current opportunities: FBLengagement@curtin.edu.au