Key information

Destination: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dates: 14 July - 27 July 2024

Program cost: TBC + airfares


  • 20 x A$3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants available for eligible undergraduate students
  • $9,504 OS-HELP Loans available for eligible students

Program eligibility: Undergraduate students 

Application deadline: 31 March 2024


This project will provide you with the knowledge and experience of working on real-life industry projects in socio-cultural context within the Indo-Pacific region of Sri Lanka. The project, developed in partnership with a large conglomerate based in Colombo, will have you working alongside business students in multidisciplinary teams to solve real business problems supported by academic coaches and industry mentors.  

You will undertake a two-week posting in Colombo immersing yourself in the local culture and business environment, working on the assigned project, and strengthening business skills. You will gain practical insights into market context, resources, products, services, and logistic arrangements in Indo-Pacific business environment. Notable similarities in the business environments in Sri Lanka and other Asian countries will open-up business and career opportunities to work in the Asia and Pacific region. After returning, you can be considered ambassadors for the future student mobility program, enhancing your leadership capabilities.

Highlights and tentative itinerary

More details will be provided closer to the departure date. 

Academic information

Which unit/s can this program be taken for as credit?


Can this unit be taken as an elective by students in any Swinburne degree?



To qualify for this program, you must:

  • Be enrolled into an Undergraduate degree
  • have completed or be enrolled into BUS30031 Sustainable Business Practice, at the time of application

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Program cost

The cost of this program is TBC. See below for the list of inclusions and exclusions of the program fee.


  • Accommodation 
  • Breakfasts
  • In-country transport (where practical)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner 
  • Travel insurance (subject to eligibility)


  • International airfares
  • Most meals 
  • Tuition Fees
  • Visa (if required)
  • Personal expenses


Funding your overseas journey may be easier than you think

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant

This program has A$3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants available for eligible students.

These grants provide financial support to help alleviate the expenses associated with your overseas program. Australian undergraduate students that meet all eligiblity criteria may apply. Students can apply for a grant as part of the application process.


Eligible Australian students can also apply for an Australian Government OS-HELP Loan of up to A$9,504 (depending on your program location) to help cover costs associated with your overseas program.

For more information on funding and eligibility, see Fee Help and Scholarships.

Information sessions

To attend an information session, register your interest and we'll send you further details.

Upcoming information sessions

13th March 2024, 10:00am - 11:00am | Location: Online

19th March 2024, 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Location: BA806

Register your interest


Keen to apply? You can submit your application now. Applications will be assessed after the application deadline.

Final application deadline: 31 March 2024

For further details on this program, please contact:

Subash Abhayawansa
+61 9214 4327

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