Study tour to the European Union

Location: Europe
Dates: 17 – 29 November 2018
Duration: Two weeks
Eligible students: All undergraduate students
Unit code: MFP20002
Credit points: Up to 12.5 credit point
Cost: Approximately $3500 + airfares
Applications: Close on Friday 31 August 2018

Overview

The two week study tour will involve visiting some 7 to 8 cities in 6 countries across continental Europe. Much of our interest will be in understanding the role played by the European Union which explains why will spend 2 days in Brussels. We will start the tour in Prague, which besides being a beautiful city is one of the dynamic cities of Eastern Europe.

As we gradually move across westwards, we visit Berlin (now capital of Germany), Brussels, Paris, Luxembourg, Frankfurt and Geneva. There is a possibility of also visiting Milan, Italy. Our meetings will include institutions of the European Union (the Commission, the Parliament, the Council, the Courts), Australian Embassies and Consulates, the OECD, and other important Australia related institutions in Europe.

The tour will provide a concrete understanding of the issues affecting the European Union and how Australia relates to Europe and the European Union. The two week tour will involve some 15 meetings as well as some free time to explore the separate countries being visited.

Information sessions

To learn more about this program, please attend one of the following sessions:

Date Time Venue 
Thursday 19 July 2018 2.00pm –  3.00pm BA 409Hawthorn campus
Tuesday 7 August 2018 2.00pm –  3.00pm BA 409, Hawthorn campus
Wednesday 15 August 2018 2.00pm –  3.00pm BA 409, Hawthorn campus

Payment

Payment includes:

  • twin-share accommodation
  • breakfast
  • all transport between countries in Europe, transfers between hotels and meeting places and airport pickup
  • gifts for all speakers taking time to meet us
  • travel insurance (subject to eligibility).

Payment does not include:

  • return airfare
  • tuition fees
  • visas (if required)
  • dinners (unless indicated on the itinerary).

You must pay a deposit of $500 upon receiving the receipt of your application. Please email studytours@swin.edu.au and we will send this to you.

You may be eligible for an OS HELP Loan to help fund the cost of the trip. 

Contact

Bruno Mascitelli
Academic Tour Leader
Phone: 03 9214 5363
Email: bmascitelli@swin.edu.au