Key information

Destination: Vietnam

Dates: 15 June - 3 July 2024

Program cost: A$2,500 + airfares

Funding:

  • 18 x $2,700 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants available for eligible undergraduate students
  • $9,504 OS-HELP Loans available for eligible students

Program eligibility: Undergraduate Media & Communication students

Application deadline: 31 March 2024

Overview

The International Media Industries Study Tour will provide an opportunity for you to engage with international media industries and their surrounding cultures.

Media and Communication is one of the fastest evolving industries in the world today, and nowhere is this more apparent than in Vietnam, where innovation is occurring at breathtaking speed and scale. This tour is designed cater to students from all disciplines within Media and Communications, and will allow you to approach the tour from your own particular disciplinary perspective.

Highlights

The program has been developed around two key themes, through which you will gain an unparalleled insight into how media and communication is developing in Vietnam:

  • Media industries: You will visit key companies across a broad range of media and communication fields, and be given an opportunity to engage with industry leaders around your particular areas of interest. This program will be tailored to suit the needs of students and proposed industry visits include Advertising, Marketing and Brand Management, News, Social Media, Publishing. (Final list will be tailored to suit the cohort that applies).
  • Media cultures: You will connect with local Vietnamese students through Swinburne’s partner institution and explore similarities and differences in media production and consumption habits.

Additional proposed cultural visits will be planned to sites such as Notre Dame Cathedral, The Reunification Palace, War Museum, Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, The Old Quarter, Ngoc Son Temple and the famous Train Street in Hanoi.

Academic information

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

MDA20022

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

No.

Eligibility

To qualify for this program, you must:

  • be enrolled into an Undergraduate degree
  • have completed 50 credit points in Media and Communications units at the time of application
     

Note: In the case of an enrolment cap, students will be selected on the basis of their GPA and the information contained in their application materials.

Visit the bustling cities of Vietnam

Program cost

A$2,500

See below for the list of inclusions and exclusions of the program fee.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation (share)
  • Breakfast
  • Ground transport
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Cultural visits
  • Industry visits
  • Travel insurance (subject to eligibility)
     

Exclusions

  • International airfares
  • Most meals 
  • Academic tuition fees
  • Visa (if required)
  • Personal expenses

Funding

Funding your overseas journey may be easier than you think

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant

This program has 18x $2,700 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.

OS-HELP Loan

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

Information sessions will be running in March 2024. Please register your interest to find out more about the sessions below:

Thursday 21 March 2024, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Location: ATC 426

Friday 22 March 2024, 10:30am - 11:30am

Location: Online

Register your interest

Application

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

Final application deadline: 31 March 2024
Apply now
Contact

For further details on this program, please contact:

Mark Finn
Senior Lecturer in Media
Academic Director (Pathways)
School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education

+61 3 9214 5254
mfinn@swinburne.edu.au
studytours@swinburne.edu.au

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