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Short Programs

There are so many options for students who wish to take a short program overseas to complement their studies and knock out an elective or two of their degree! Have a look below to find some examples and suggestions that might suit you.

  • International Summer and Winter Schools

    International Summer and Winter Schools are short study sessions offered by overseas institutions, where you can take intensive courses for credit across a variety of disciplines in Summer or Winter School.

    Summer and Winter opportunities at exchange partner institutions

    The following International Summer and Winter Schools are offered by our exchange partners. If you wish to receive a fee waiver for your program, you will need to apply first through the Global Learning Office to secure an exchange place. The Global Learning Office will then nominate students under the exchange agreement, and participants will be subject to the clauses of that exchange agreement.

    International Summer and Winter School (ISS) Options - Exchange Partners
    Program Name Location Adelaide Study
    Period
    Discipline Fees Apply via
    AU Summer University Denmark Aarhus, Denmark

    Winter School

    3 July - 20 July, 2018

    Various Students enrol and pay fees to the University of Adelaide.

    GLAS

    Applications close 15 March 2018

    UniTrento International Summer School Trento, Italy       

    Winter School

    1 July - 14 July, 2018

    and/ or

    8 July - 21 July, 2018

    Arts Students enrol and pay fees to the University of Adelaide.

    GLAS

    Applications close 15 March 2018


    Other Summer and Winter opportunities

    The following International Summer and Winter Schools are offered by non-exchange partners, or exchange partners where the program is not subject to the exchange agreement. You will need to apply directly to the host institution, and self-report your experience in the Global Learning Application System. You will need to seek approval from your Faculty for credit towards your degree, listing on this page does not guarantee credit and credit should be finalised before finalising anything. Participants in these programs apply at their own risk and will not be enrolled at the University of Adelaide when completing these study abroad opportunities (which may affect payments from Centrelink).

    International Summer and Winter School (ISS) Options - Study Abroad Options
    Program Name Location Adelaide Study
    Period
    Discipline Fees Apply via

    Bocconi Summer School

    Milan, Italy

    Summer School

    2 - 20 July, 2018

    Digital Marketing, Economics, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management, Equity and Venture Capital Financing, Fashion & Design Management, International Business, Luxury Management

    Program fee: €1,700

    Program fee includes:
    - Academic program
    - Public transport card
    - Hospitality (welcome coffee, weekdays lunch)
    - A session of Italian language & culture
    - Company visits & social activities

    Directly to Bocconi University by 26 April, 2018.

    Then register Self-Report experience via GLAS.

    SciencesPo Summer School 2018 University Programme

    Paris, France

    Winter School

    July Session:
    3 - 27 July, 2018

    Please note: This program conflicts with the sem 2 period & may not be suitable for some students.

    Social Sciences, Arts, French Language

    The program fee for one session (4 weeks) is €2400.

    Additional fees apply for optional elective classes and accommodation.

    Directly to SciencesPo.

    Then register Self-Report experience via GLAS.

    University of Oxford Enterprise and the Environment
    Summer School

    Oxford, United Kingdom

    Winter School

    1-13 July 2018

    Arts, Business, Science

    Early bird program fee: £2750

    Standard program fee: £3000

    Program fee includes teaching, social activities, accommodation and some meals.

    Directly to University of Oxford by 31 May, 2018 (early bird) or 25 June, 2018 (final deadline).

    Then register Self-Report experience via GLAS.

    MIAS International Summer School, Czech Technical University

    Prague, Czech Republic

    Winter School

    Business, Economics, Arts, Engineering

    – Innovation leadership for industry


    – Contexts of industrial heritage


    - Czech history and culture

    Program Fee: €950 for students who apply by 16 Feb, 2018.

    Program fee includes: Tuition fee for the 2 academic courses including teaching
    materials, company visits, accomm incl breakfast at CTU Campus, cultural & social events,
    season ticket for Prague public transport, staff support, graduation event, farewell dinner.

    Directly to Czech Technical University by 16 Feb, 2018 to receive early bird discount. Students can apply directly to Norbert Červený at CTU. Final application deadline 30 April, 2018.

    Then register Self-Report experience via GLAS.

    University College London Summer School 2018

    London, United Kingdom

    Winter School

    Session 1:

    2 July - 20 July, 2018

    Politics, International Relations, Arts, Science, Psychology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Law, Business, Economics, Design, Public Health and more.

    Program fee: £1,950 for one course.

    Program fee plus accommodation fee for one course: £2,950

    Fees paid directly to University College London.

    Directly to University College London by 31 May, 2018.

    Then register Self-Report experience via GLAS.

    Okayama University Summer School

    Okayama, Japan

    Winter School

    1 July - 14 July, 2018.

    “SETOUCHI - Its Natural Environment & Society” + Japanese Language Classes

    Program fee: 108,000JPY

    Various accommodation options available for different prices.

    Students who apply before 14 Feb, 2018 may also apply for a JASSO scholarship of 80,000JPY.

    Directly to Okayama University by 14 Feb, 2018 (to be considered for a scholarship). Second deadline 7 March, 2018.

    Then register Self-Report experience via GLAS.

    Sophia University

    Tokyo, Japan

    Winter School

    Session 2: 2 July - 27 July, 2018.

    Please note: This program conflicts with the sem 2 period & may not be suitable for some students.

    Japanese Language, Asian Studies

    Program fee varies depending on course studied.

    Fees paid directly to Sophia University.

    Directly to Sophia University.

    Then register Self-Report experience via GLAS.

    EIT Digital Summer School

    Trento, Italy

    Winter School


    1 July - 15 July 2018.

    Cyber Security & Privacy

    Program fee: €1000

    Program fee includes tuition, food and accommodation.

    Directly to EIT Digital by 31 May, 2018.

    Then register Self-Report experience via GLAS.

    Off the Beaten Track: Summer field school for anthropology and ethnography

    Islet of Gozo, Malta

    Winter School

    Session 2: July 2 - July, 21, 2018.

    Anthropology & Ethnography

    Program fee: €3250

    Scholarships may be available.

    Program fee includes: Accommodation, breakfast & dinner, certificate and transcript, supervision.

    Directly to Off the Beaten Track

    Then register Self-Report experience via GLAS.

    CommTECH Camp Highlight 2018

    Surabaya, Indonesia

    Winter School

    9 July - 21 July, 2018.

    - Exploring The Oceans : Mapping Sea Surface & Seabed Surface

    - Exploring The Biodiversity of Coastal Ecosystem

    - Build Your Own Boat : Designing, Building and Operating Unmanned Surface Vehicle

    Program fee:  USD $1,600.

    Program fee includes accommodation, local transport, tuition, workshop materials, seminar kits, scheduled meals, trips, rafting, airport pick up & drop off.

    Scholarships available for limited participants.

    Directly to Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) by 25 May, 2018.

    Then register Self-Report experience via GLAS.

    Kansai University Intensive Japanese Language & Culture Summer 2018

    Osaka, Japan

    Winter School

    3 July - 25 July, 2018.

    Please note: This program conflicts with the sem 2 period & may not be suitable for some students.

    Japanese Language & Culture

    Program fees vary depending on the accommodation option chosen.

    Directly to Kansai University by 13 April, 2018.

    Then register Self-Report experience via GLAS.

    2018 SJTU Global Summer School

    Shanghai, China

    Winter School

    Session A: 11 July, 2018 - 26 July, 2018

    Please note: This program conflicts with the sem 2 period & may not be suitable for some students.

    Engineering, Arts, Architecture, Chinese Culture

    Program Fee: US$820

    Program fee includes: Application fee, tuition, airport pick-up, welcome reception, cultural show, field trip, cultural experiences, integration with local students.

    Directly to Shanghai Jiao Tong University by 30 April, 2018.

    Then register Self-Report experience via GLAS.

    TU Berlin Summer University

    Berlin, Germany

    Winter School

    Term 2: July 9 - July 20

    - Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    - Arduino for Interactive Media

    - DesignBuild Summer studio - Community spaces with refugees

    -German for beginners

    Program fee varies depending on the courses studied. Ranges from €920 to €2200 for a four-week course including materials,
    cultural program & transportation in Berlin.

    Directly to TU Berlin by 28 Feb, 2018 to receive early bird discount rate. Final deadline 9 June, 2018.

    Then register Self-Report experience via GLAS.

    HIT Summer School 2018

    Harbin, China

    Winter School

    2 July - 27 July, 2018

    Please note: This program conflicts with the sem 2 period & may not be suitable for some students.

    Wide variety of English-taught courses available in Cultural Studies, literature, economics & international relations. Chinese language courses also provided for beginners.

    Program fee: 5160 RMB (approx US$775)

    Program fee includes tuition, registration & accommodation.

    Directly to Harbin Institute of Technology.

    Then register Self-Report experience via GLAS.

    Yonsei International Summer School

    Seoul, South Korea

    Winter School

    3 July - 26 July, 2018

    Please note: This program conflicts with the sem 2 period & may not be suitable for some students

    Arts, Korean Studies, Business, Economics, Science and Technology, Social Sciences, Korean Language

    Program fees vary depending on the number of courses studied.

    Directly to Yonsei University by 16 May, 2018.

    Then register Self-Report experience via GLAS.

    SciencesPo Summer School

    Paris, France

    Winter School

    3-27 July 2018

    Please note: This program conflicts with the sem 2 period & may not be suitable for some students

    Social Sciences, French Language, Politics, Arts, History, Human Rights, Development Studies

    Program Fee: 2,400 €

    The following are not included in tuition fees & must be arranged directly by the student: transport to and from Paris, school supplies (excluding books), food, optional activities, housing.

    Directly to SciencesPo by 15 May, 2018.

    Then register Self-Report experience via GLAS.

    Leeds International Summer School

    Leeds, United Kingdom

    Winter School

    30 June 2018 - 29 July, 2018

    Please note: This program conflicts with the sem 2 period & may not be suitable for some students

    Arts, Business, Engineering, Music, Science, Entrepreneurship, Law, Psychology

    Program fee: £3,145


    Program fee includes: Tuition,
    accommodation,
    module field trips,
    weekend excursions,
    social program,
    sports centre membership.

    Directly to the University of Leeds by 1 May, 2018.

    Then register Self-Report experience via GLAS.

    • Third Party Provider Programs

      For students looking for additional support in organising an overseas experience, third party providers are companies that specialise in overseas study programs around the world. Choose from their suite of programs, and they'll take care of the arrangements for you (inclusions vary). Providers may offer internships, placements, volunteer opportunities, and study abroad programs.

      Please note that students will not be enrolled at the University of Adelaide when completing these study abroad opportunities and this may affect payments from Centrelink.

      Preferred Providers

      AIM Overseas CIS Australia ACICIS Project Everest

      AIM Overseas

      CISaustralia

      ACICIS

      Project Everest

      Laika Academy ISA ISA

      Laika Academy

      International Studies
      Abroad

      Projects Abroad

      Applications

      Apply to the third party provider first and receive acceptance into the program. You will then need to register your program through the Global Learning Application System and request faculty approval.

      Register your Program

    • Internships

      Completing an overseas internship can give you an edge when you're ready to start your career. Internship organisations have the industry connections needed to set you up with your overseas opportunity. Alternatively, you can arrange your own internship. Check with your academic area to find out if an internship can be credited to your degree!

      Please note that students may not necessarily be enrolled at the University of Adelaide when completing these study abroad opportunities and this may affect payments from Centrelink.

      Featured Internship Opportunity

      The University of Adelaide has entered a partnership with Jeumont Electric, a major equipment supplier to the power generation and conversion markets. Jeumont Electric are currently offering internships in the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering.

      See CareerHub for information about this opportunity and other internships currently on offer in all disciplines. Students will also need to register their Self-Reporting Internship through GLAS to request faculty approval.

      View Internships on CareerHub

      To help you find an internship opportunity overseas you can use CareerHub, an online resource provided by the University of Adelaide's Careers Service.

      View Internships on CareerHub

      Applications

      Apply to the internship provider first and receive acceptance into the program. You will then need to register your program through the Global Learning Application System and request faculty approval.

      Register your Internship

    • Placements

      Students in many degree programs are required to complete placements as part of their program certification requirements. Most students arrange their own international placements.

      Project Everest Engineers Without Borders

      Project Everest offers placements that may be suitable for students from all faculties.

      For Engineering students, you may be able to complete some of your Engineering practical experience requirement with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Design Summits or Project Everest.

      Applications

      Apply to the provider first and receive acceptance into the program. You will then need to register your program through the Global Learning Application System and request faculty approval. Please note that students will not be enrolled at the University of Adelaide when completing these study abroad opportunities and this may affect payments from Centrelink.

      Register your Placement

    • Volunteering

      Volunteering overseas can provide you with important life skills including problem-solving, communication, leadership and self-awareness. Additionally, you could make a real difference to a community overseas while gaining a global perspective and seeing the world. Although some volunteering may not be recognised for credit toward your degree, it could be a way for you to 'get your foot in the door' in your future industry and gain some experience. Volunteering overseas looks great on your resume.

      View Volunteering Opportunities on CareerHub

      To help you find a volunteering opportunity overseas you can use CareerHub, an online resource provided by the University of Adelaide's Careers Service.

      View Volunteering Opportunities on CareerHub

      Applications

      Apply to your chosen volunteer organisation first and receive acceptance into the program. You will then need to register your program through the Global Learning Application System. There are two options for this. If you intend to apply for credit toward your degree, you should select one of the for credit options including; study abroad, internships or placements. If you are not intending to apply for credit, you should select the option 'Non-credit Programs'.

      Please note that students will not be enrolled at the University of Adelaide when completing these study abroad opportunities and this may affect payments from Centrelink.

      Register your Experience

    • Study Abroad

      If you wish to study at an overseas university that is not a partner institution of the University of Adelaide (or a partner that does not have exchange places available in your desired study period), you can apply as a fee-paying student directly to that institution.

      Usually students who participate in Study Abroad programs already have an idea of where they want to study. If you are looking for a destination, database websites such as www.studyabroad.com may help you narrow down your options.

      Please note that students will not be enrolled at the University of Adelaide when completing these study abroad opportunities and this may affect payments from Centrelink.

      Applications

      Once you have found your desired program you will then need to register your intention to complete that program through the Global Learning Application System and request faculty approval.

      Register your Program

    • Other International Experiences

      Some students may wish to take an overseas experience that does not fulfil any of the requirements of their degree, but would complement their studies. If you are in this situation, you may still be able to obtain University travel insurance if your experience is endorsed by your Head of School. Provide your Head of School approval in the Global Learning Application System, and you're set!

      Please note that students will not be enrolled at the University of Adelaide when completing these study abroad opportunities and this may affect payments from Centrelink.

      Register your Experience

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