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These short term programs allow students to study overseas.

Asia Pacific College of Business and Law

Study Law in South East Asia

Law courses at CDU encourage an appreciation of legal issues of special significance to the Northern Territory (NT) and their impact on its relationships with its near neighbours, in particular South East Asia.

Intensive studies in Law can be undertaken in Indonesia and the Philippines. They provide students with opportunities to learn about different legal systems and to meaningfully engage with current and future legal practitioners in countries of key importance to the NT.

  • This program involves short-term study in Indonesia at the University of Indonesia (UI) for Law undergraduates at Charles Darwin University (CDU). The program comprises 14 days of intensive study in Transnational Organised Crime, taught by the Faculty of Law at UI. Students will visit a number of law related institutions and key cultural sites, to enhance their understanding of legal principles and the role of law in Indonesian society. They will be supervised by local and CDU academic staff members, engage with university administrators and local students, and be immersed in the language and culture of Indonesia.  Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded 10 credit points towards their CDU degree.

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    Transnational Organized Crime - Indonesian Perspective

    #30945

    LWX203

    Indonesia

    10 Places

    14 days

    TBC

    $3,000 per student

    March 2020

    Janine Bowen

     

  • This program involves short-term study in the Philippines at De La Salle University (DLSU) for Law undergraduate students at Charles Darwin University (CDU). The program comprises 14 days of intensive study in Human Rights Law, taught by the College of Law at DLSU. Students will be required to attend all seminars, which will be taught in English. Assessment will involve an oral presentation and a research assignment. Students will also visit a number of law related institutions and key cultural sites, to enhance their understanding of legal principles and the role of law in the Philippines. Students will be supervised by local and CDU academic staff members, engage with university administrators and local students and be immersed in the language and culture of the Philippines. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded 10 credit points towards their CDU degree.

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    Human Rights Law Philippines

    #30944

    LWX203

    Philippines

    10 Places

    14 days

    TBC

    $3,000 per student

    March 2020

    Janine Bowen

     

College of Education

Nothing planned for 2020 ***

    College of Engineering, IT and Environment

    • The ACICIS Agriculture Professional Practicum (APP) is a six-week study program, undertaken in Indonesia prior to the commencement of the Australian academic calendar year (January to February). The program, hosted by Bogor Agricultural University (IBP) in Bogor, consists of two weeks intensive Indonesian language instruction and English language lectures in agriculture, food science, environment and resource management, followed by four weeks supervised practicum placement with a local or international agricultural, agribusiness, or resource management organisation.

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      ACICIS Agriculture Professional Practicum

       

      SID 305

      Indonesia

      4 Places

      6 weeks

      TBC

      $3,000 per student

      August 2020

      Dr Penny Wurm

       

       

    • The Humanitarian Design Summit (Cambodia) is a two-week program of intensive study offered by the College of Engineering, IT and Environment in collaboration with Engineers Without Borders, Australia. The Summit brings together students, professionals and local community development experts to collaboratively explore culture and to work on design projects to support local communities in Cambodia.

      The program is most suited to Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Humanitarian and Community Studies students, however any student enrolled in CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology or IPM300 Industrial Experience could be eligible.

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      Humanitarian Design Summit in Engineering & Related Technologies

      #30601

      CUC106   IPM300

      Cambodia

      10 Places

      2 weeks

      TBC

      $3,000 per student

      March 2020

      Susi Bertei

       

       

    • This cross disciplinary/institutional project brings together James Cook University Arts & Social Science students with CDU students to study ‘Cultural and Environmental Sustainability’ in Bali. Week 1 Ubud cultural centre: students study Indonesian; attend cultural and environmental workshops and site visits, including: a practicum by Mosquito Lady Consulting on environmental eradication of mosquitos. Week 2 Batukaru, rice terrace, plantation and rainforest district: students are joined by 20 arts, social science and science students from Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha. Students live on site at Bali Mountain Retreat. They engage in networking, workshops, field practices and site visits, including: Subak Museum to study the 2,000 year old rice terrace system; guided hike to experience rice terraces; visit UNESCO world heritage site; hike through plantations identifying plants and products; attend a local temple ceremony; a workshop on the Balinese philosophy of Tri Hita Karana (balance between the spiritual world, humans and environment). Batukaru rainforest contains endangered animals. Students set infrared cameras, survey species and report results to local communities.

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      Cultural and Environmental Sustainability in Bali

      SID 300

      Bali

                

      10 Places

      2 weeks

      TBC

      $3,000 per student

      March 2020

      Professor David Young

       

       

    • This project will take students from Charles Darwin University to the heart of the Bornean jungle to map the unique flora and fauna of this endangered, biodiverse environment. Field sites will include the World Heritage Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia and the pristine Ulu Temburong National Park, Brunei Darussalam. The latter is only accessible by long boat over shallow rapids inland to the Brunei Malaysia border. The itinerary is timed to coincide with that of students from the University of the Sunshine Coast. Students from both universities will work in teams using field methods and tools such as GPS surveying, camera traps and other modern environmental science techniques to study this unique environment.

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      Brunei Mapping Flora & Fauna in the Heart of Borneo Ecology & Evolution #30261

      SID 300

      Brunei

      10 Places

      2 weeks

      TBC

      $3,000 per student

      18  December 2019

      Dr Carla Eisemberg

       

      Brunei Mapping Flora & Fauna in the Heart of Borneo Ecology & Evolution #30261

      SID 300

      Brunei

      10 Places

      2 weeks

      TBC

      $3,000 per student

      18 October 2020

      Dr Carla Eisemberg

       

    • Papua New Guinea and Northern Australian share many interests and challenges. Both regions are located in the tropics and are considerably remote. Above all, both regions have a rich wildlife, with species surprisingly related to each other due to its land connection during the Pleistocene. In 2020, Charles Darwin University (CDU) will introduce the Papua New Guinea Field Intensive (PNGFI 2020) with key objectives to develop knowledge exchanges between Papua New Guinean and Australian Environmental students and promote future research partnerships. This field intensive will take place in Port Moresby (Port Moresby Nature Park) and the Kutubu (Moro – Southern Highlands) in September 2020. Six students enrolled in Australian Universities will have the opportunity to join this expedition. Students participating on this course will be officially enrolled at CDU (2nd semester - Professional Practice In Science, SID300) and they will receive 10 credit points towards their degree.

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      PNG Field Studies Wildlife Conservation Environmental Studies #30992

      TBC

      Papua New Guinea

      6 Places

      2 weeks

      TBC

      $3,000 per student

      June 2020

      Dr Carla Eisemberg

       

    College of Health and Human Sciences

    • The Public Health Study Tour is a two-week intensive program for public health students to gain experience in the public health sector in Indonesia. The study tour introduces public health challenges currently facing Indonesia, as well as existing government, international and community-led initiatives tasked with meeting these challenges. 

      This is a unique opportunity for Australian students to hear from leading health professionals, policy-makers and community health workers in Indonesia, and to discuss approaches to health issues with Indonesian counterparts.  This study tour is organised by Australian Consortium for 'In-Country' Indonesian Studies (ACICIS), of which CDU is a member.  

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      ACICIS, Public Health Study Tour

       

      HSC230

      Indonesia

      15 Places

      2 weeks

      TBC

      $3,000 per student

      March 2020

      Katharine Taylor

       

      ACICIS, Public Health Study Tour

       

      HSC230 HSC312

      Indonesia

      16 Places

      2 weeks

      TBC

      $3,000 per student

      July 2020

      Katharine Taylor

       

    College of Nursing and Midwifery

    • The Public Health Study Tour is a two-week intensive program for public health students to gain experience in the public health sector in Indonesia. The study tour provides an introduction to the public health challenges currently facing Indonesia, as well as existing government, international and community-led initiatives tasked with meeting these challenges. 

      This is a unique opportunity for Australian students to hear from leading health professionals, policy-makers and community health workers in Indonesia, and to discuss approaches to health issues with Indonesian counterparts.

       

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      ACICIS, Public Health Study Tour

       

      NUR329

      Indonesia

      7 Places

      2 weeks

      TBC

      $3,000 per student

      March 2020

      Saskia Maes

       

      ACICIS, Public Health Study Tour

       

      NUR329

      Indonesia

      8 Places

      2 weeks

      TBC

      $3,000 per student

      July 2020

      Saskia Maes

       

    • Within the Bachelor of Midwifery degree at CDU, students can elect to take a two-week clinical placement in Bali as part of the core unit, MID304 Midwifery in Global Perspective. Students must be enrolled in MID304 to be eligible to attend the international placement.

      Students will be exposed to a range of midwifery clinical experiences through public and private affiliated maternity services. Students will have shared learning experiences with Balinese midwives and student midwives. This collaboration encourages the exchange of knowledge and practice for mutual benefit and enables the practical application of knowledge obtained from the theoretical component of MID304. 

      Students will be immersed in the Balinese culture by living in the community with privately practising midwives for about a week while observing Balinese midwifery practice. 

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      Midwifery in Global Perspective in Indonesia

      #21621

      MID304

      Indonesia

      14 Places

      2 weeks

      TBC

      $3,000 per student

      March 2020

      Mpho Dube

       

    • Students will be immersed in fascinating Vietnamese culture west of the capital city, Hanoi, whilst gaining practical clinical skills and helping to build the capacity of a resource poor region. In collaboration with Griffith University, students will help run health outreach projects with local healthcare workers, under supervision. 

      Placement hours (80 clinical hrs) are linked to third year Community Nursing Clinical Unit NUR344. Only students who have completed their clinical placement for NUR343 prior to the tour dates are eligible to apply.

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      Community Health Placement

      NUR344

                

      Vietnam

      6 Places

      3 weeks

      TBC

      $3,000 per student

      Application closed

      Minakshi Pearce

       

    • This primary health project mobilises undergraduate students from Charles Darwin University and Griffith University (GU) to rural Laos to provide health promotion, education and health assessments in 33 villages along the river in Luang Prabang Province. Primary activities include protecting and promoting health through assessments, wound care, nutrition and health education. Students will be accompanied and mentored by academics from both universities and guided and supported by our third-party provider in-country. Griffith has worked in Laos communities for over 10 years and will support the development of this new project site.

      Students will conduct mobile clinics with Laos health care workers allowing for collaborative care in partnership with community stakeholders. They also visit the Laos Friends of Children Hospital to gain an overview of common presentations in this area. Students will gain invaluable exposure, experience and feedback for the development of communication and clinical assessment skills in a culturally safe manner.

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      CDU and GU Nursing and Midwifery placement in Rural Laos

      #31093

      NUR344

      Laos

      7 Places

      3 Weeks

      TBC

      $3,000 per student

      August 2020

      Minakshi Pearce

       

    • CDU Nursing and Midwifery students will be able to study in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) and join the Summer Exchange Program.

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      Nursing Exchange in Hong Kong

      Experiential exchange

      Hong Kong

      4-6 Places

      4 weeks

      TBC

      Self-funded

      March 2020

      Benjamin Tan

       

    College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society

    • CDU offers its students two options for language and cultural programs. The short, intensive course of three weeks' duration is conducted through the Regional Universities' Indonesian Language Initiative (RUILI) Program in January and February each year and takes place in Lombok, Indonesia. 

      The semester long program is delivered in first and/or second semester as part of the Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) and takes place at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta. 

      Students need to obtain prior permission from their course coordinator and advice from Indonesian Studies staff before applying to enter both programs.

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      ACICIS Indonesia Language Short Course  - ILSC

      IAS

      Yogyakarta, Indonesia

      4 Places

      3 weeks

      TBC

      $3,000 per student

      1 September 2020

      Dr Vannessa Hearman

       

      ACICIS Indonesia Language Short Course  - ILSC

      IAS

      Yogyakarta, Indonesia

      4 Places

      3 weeks

      TBC

      $3,000 per student

      1 September 2020

      Dr Vannessa Hearman

       

    • The Greek In-Country Language Program is a great opportunity for students to experience Greek culture first hand. The four-week program is run during study period 2 and is available in all three streams: beginners, intermediate and advanced. The aim of the program is an immersive experience in culture and daily interaction with people of the country. Combining rigorous coursework, study trips and cultural excursions this intensive course translates to a full semester of Greek for participating students.

       

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      Southern Languages Greece

      • IAS161
      • IAS162
      • IAS261
      • IAS262

      Greece:

      • Athens
      • Corfu
      • Loannina,
      • Meteora,
      • North Greece (Almopia, Pella, Vergina, Thessaloniki, Dion)

      10-15 Places

      4 Weeks

      TBC

      Self-funded

      March 2020

      Dr George Frazis

       

    • The Timor-Leste Humanitarian Assistance Practicum is a unique opportunity to gain first-hand practical skills and experiences in the field of international humanitarian aid and development. This placement will expose students to the professional environment of a leading humanitarian aid organisation. 

      Students will be immersed in activities linked to disaster preparedness, community health (particularly focusing on water, sanitation and hygiene promotion) and community engagement. The practicum involves research and fieldwork activities.

      Applicants must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Humanitarian and Community Studies or the Bachelor of Humanitarian Aid and Development. Placement dates will be negotiated with the unit coordinator. Please send an expression of interest to Miranda Booth including a cover letter that details why you wish to apply for the placement and what you hope to achieve, and a current CV.

       

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      Timor-Leste Humanitarian Practicum

      #331136

      HCS350/HCS365

      Timor-Leste

      2 Places

      10 weeks

      TBC

      $3,000 per student

      31 January 2020

      Miranda Booth

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      Timor-Leste Humanitarian Assistance Practicum in Welfare

      #325224

      HCS350/HCS365

      Timor-Leste

      2 Places

      10 weeks

      TBC

      $3,000 per student

      31 January 2020

      Miranda Booth

    • The China In-country program at CDU is a four-week intensive study program which runs during the summer semester. The program combines an engaging mix of language study and cultural activities and interaction with the local population. Students will have about three hours of language study each weekday morning, a weekly one-to-one session with a Chinese tutor and occasional cultural activities on some afternoons, and some provision for local excursions on weekends.

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      China In-country Program (#21778) 

       

       

      IAS100, IAS200, IAS300

      China

      12 Places

      4-6 Weeks

      TBC

      $3,000 per student

      October 2020

      Amy Yu

       

    • ACICIS runs a variety of study options taught in Englishbin Indonesia. The ACICIS Creative Arts and Design Practicum Program (CADPP) will expose Australian students to the vibrancy of contemporary Indonesian arts and cultural production, combining academic elements with hands-on practical creative production experience. 

      Running from early January to mid-February each year, the CADPP is a six-week intensive academic and vocational study program in Indonesia for high-achieving upper undergraduate Australian and international students. 

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      ACICIS Creative Arts & Design

      TBC

       

      Indonesia

      2

      6 weeks

      TBC

      $3,000 per student

      TBC

      Greg Williams

       

    • The Development Studies Immersion Program (DSIP) is a semester-long community development study program hosted by Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This program allows participants to gain valuable hands-on experience in the field of international development through frontline community development projects.

      The program entails six weeks of Indonesian language classes and coursework at UGM, seminar series on contemporary development issues in Indonesia as well as an eight-week practice placement (400 hours) with a local, community-based or government-related development organisation. Students will be working on a range of development issues including disaster response, gender, health and sanitation, corruption and governance, education and community development. 

      Students applying for this program must be enrolled in units HCS350 Professional Practice Placement (national/international) and HCS365 From Theory to Practice – Aid and Development.

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      ACICIS Development Studies Immersion Program (DSIP)

       

      HCS365/HCS350 

      Indonesia

      8 Places

      Semester program

      TBC

      $8,000 per student

      Please apply now

      Miranda Booth

       

      ACICIS Development Studies Immersion Program (DSIP)

       

      HCS365/HCS350 

      Indonesia

      8 Places

      Semester program

      TBC

      $8,000 per student

      TBC

      Miranda Booth

       

      ACICIS Development Studies Immersion Program (DSIP) 

      HCS365/HCS350 

      Indonesia

      8 Places

      Semester program

      TBC

      $8,000 per student

      TBC

      Miranda Booth

       

    • The Flexible Language Immersion Program is ACICIS’ largest and longest standing in-country study program. Hosted by one of Indonesia’s premier universities, Gadjah Mada University (UGM), in Yogyakarta, the language immersion program offers participants great flexibility in designing a study program to meet home university equivalency requirements or to suit a student’s personal interests.

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      ACICIS - Flexible Language Immersion Program (FLIP) 

      IAS

      Indonesia

      5 Places

      Semester program

      TBC

      $7,000 per student

      March 2020

      Dr Vannessa Hearman

       

      ACICIS - Flexible Language Immersion Program (FLIP)

      IAS

      Indonesia

      5 Places

      Semester Program

      TBC

      $7,000 per student

      September 2020

      Dr Vannessa Hearman