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.

Read more

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:

Miri Study Tour

Study business from a global perspective in Malaysian Borneo at Curtin Malaysia and receive 25 credit points towards your degree. Students will take lectures and classes as part of the unit, attend relevant industry and cultural visits and complete assessment tasks as required.

Suitable for undergraduate second/third year Commerce students studying all majors.

Dates for 2019: 23rd November – 7th December

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 take lectures and classes as part of the unit, attend relevant industry and cultural visits and complete assessment tasks as required.

Suitable for undergraduate second/third year Commerce students studying all majors.

Dates for 2019: 26th September – 7th October

Dates for 2020: February 2020 (exact dates TBA)

This offering will cover two weeks on content and include elements of Life Design – employing a design thinking approach to help develop constructive approaches to finding and designing your life and career after your studies.

The Student Engagement team is hosting an information session for both tours. Please follow the link to register

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

China Business Study Tour

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

Ghent Law Study Tour

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!

Short Courses for Summer 2020

Available to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students

Read the Summer 2020 Guide

Berlin School of Economics, Berlin, Germany
5 – 18 January, Undergraduate

Courses available:

  • Business Strategy in the Service Industry
  • Strategy and Brand Management in the Brewing Industry

MCI Management Centre, Innsbruck, Austria
February 2020, Undergraduate

Courses available:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Marketing

Toulouse Business School, Paris & Toulouse, France
3 – 23 January

Undergraduate courses available:

  • Cross-Cultural Management & International Negotiation
  • International Marketing: Practices in France & Europe
  • International Human Resources Management and many more…

Postgraduate courses available:

  • Strategic Management
  • Advertising Consumer Behaviour in Europe

Burgundy School of Business, Dijon, France
3 – 24 January

Undergraduate and postgraduate courses in: Creative Mindset & Entrepreneurial Leadership

ESSCA School of Management, Budapest, Hungary
13 – 24 January, Undergraduate

Courses available:

  • Doing Business and Management in Central & Eastern Europe; with International Marketing & Logistics
  • Money & Capital Markets
  • East meets West in the context of International Relations

Arnhem Business School, Arnhem, the Netherlands
5 – 24 January, Undergraduate

Course: European Culture, Business and Entrepreneurship

FHNW Switzerland, Davos, Switzerland
9 – 16 February, Postgraduate
Course: Competitiveness & Economic Development in Firms, Clusters, Regions & Nations

Algebra University – YMCA Global Study Program, Zagreb, Croatia
6 – 24 January, Undergraduate
Course: Digital Marketing Boot Camp

Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
27 December – 4 February, Undergraduate

Courses available:

  • Entrepreneurship & Management
  • International Economics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Korean Economy and many more…
MBA students exploring Norway whilst undertaking a short course.
MBA students exploring Norway whilst undertaking a short course

Please read the guide for more detailed information on each program.

If you want to apply, please book an appointment with the Student Engagement Team.

Book an Appointment

For more information on upcoming short courses in the winter or summer breaks, please email ExperienceCBS@curtin.edu.au


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!

Short courses are also available for postgraduate and MBA students to fast-track their studies at an overseas institution.

Examples of programs include:

  • European Business School MBA Summer School, Germany
  • WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management MBA Summer, Germany
  • EM Lyon Business School Summer Session, France (Study Abroad)
  • Burgundy School of Business Summer Program, France
  • Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Short courses are advertised as they arise, please email ExperienceCBS@curtin.edu.au for more information

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: ExperienceCBS@curtin.edu.au