Industry Study Tour - Samoa

Location: Apia, Savai'l and Potasi, Samoa

Compulsory attendance:

  • Pre-departure lecture 7 May**
  • Group assessed presentation during SWOTVAC**
  • In-country 1-14 July 2019*
  • Re-entry lecture 22 July 2019**

*date unlikely to be changed
**dates subject to change

Eligible students: All domestic and international undergraduates
Application close date:

5 April 2019


Swinburne students are invited to complete an industry study tour for credit (12.5 elective), where you will travel to Samoa to meet with community, government, and local organisations to develop your employability skills and global mindset.

Travelling in a group with your fellow students over 14 days through major towns to remote and rural villages you will gain an insight into Samoa’s social structures, organisational and institutional relationships, and employment and environmental initiatives.

Working alongside communities and partner organisations you will identify challenges and seek opportunities to develop long-term and sustainable solutions for the project you’ll undertake.

Why go on this study tour?

Participate in this industry study tour to:

  • gain course credit (12.5 credit points)
  • be part of a team and establish new networks
  • find solutions to complex problems
  • increase your cultural awareness and global experience
  • improve your adaptability and independence
  • gain recognition for Global Citizenship as part of the Swinburne Emerging Leaders Program.


Academic information

Unit code: Elective:
Can this unit be taken as an elective by students in any Swinburne degree?
Various unit codes



Program cost is approximately $2,500 AUD at time of listing online.

Program cost includes: Additional expenses to consider (not included in program cost):
In-country transport
Most meals
Travel insurance (subject to eligibility)

International airfares
Visa (if applicable)
Spending money

The following types of fee help and funding are available to help eligible students with the costs towards this program:

  • OS Help Loan of up to $8,149 (as at 2019)

Eligibility and selection criteria

Students must have completed 100 credit points from a Bachelor degree at the time of application submission.

Information sessions

Register for an information session to learn more about this study tour.

Session date Time Location
Wednesday 6 March



Thursday 14 March 11:30am AGSE107
Monday 25 March 2:30pm AGSE109


Cait Ryan
WIL Program Coordinator
P: +61 3 9214 5593
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