Key information

Locations: Bangkok, Thailand

Dates: 5 - 19 January 2025

Cost: TBC + airfares

Funding available:

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

Eligible students: Undergraduate Business students who will have completed BUS30031, BUS30024 or BUS30010 by the end of Semester 2, 2024.

Applications close: 31 August 2024


In this program, you will be developing your global career in one of the most dynamic regions of Asia by working on a project for an industry client. You will immerse in the local culture and business environment in a 15-day period in Thailand. You will interact with senior executives in Thailand, other key stakeholders and, together with your team, provide consulting solutions and recommendations of value to the client. You will be guided and accompanied by academic coaches and mentors with extensive experience in the region during the fieldwork in Thailand.

Highlights/tentative itinerary

  • Working on a real-life consulting project for an industry client
  • Interacting with senior executives and industry experts
  • Presenting project outcomes to a panel of client representatives
  • A trip to Hua Hin (Royal Family Holiday location)
  • Visits to local museums and cultural sites

Academic information

Which unit can this program be taken for as credit?


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



  • Undergraduate Business student
  • Completion of BUS30031, BUS30024 or BUS30010 by the end of Semester 2, 2024
  • Online application including a personal statement


"The most rewarding part of this trip was the social experience, this was not just the friendships and peer networking, more importantly it was the opportunity to spend time with a different culture, understand their history, perspective, community, and way of life.

This trip enabled us to apply critical business thinking in an environment which encouraged understanding at cultural and social levels."

Hayden, Bachelor of Business

Wat Arun, Buddhist Temple, Bangkok

Program cost


  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Farewell dinner
  • Ground transport
  • Travel and medical insurance


  • International airfares
  • Academic unit fees
  • Most meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa (if applicable)


Funding your overseas journey may be easier than you think.

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant

This program has 20 x 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 eligibility criteria may apply. Students can apply for a grant as part of the application process.


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

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

Information sessions

Please watch the information session here - Business Culture and Practices Thailand 2025

Register your interest


Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, with places (and scholarships) allocated to the first students to complete a full application and meet eligibility criteria.

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

Final deadline for applications: 31 August 2024
Apply now
Still not sure?

For further details on this program please contact:

Dr Tuan Luu
Associate Professor, Management

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