Key information

Destination: Suva, Fiji

Dates: July 2024

Program cost: TBC + airfares (inclusions and exclusions can be found below)


  • 15 x A$3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants available for eligible undergraduate students
  • $8,817 OS-HELP Loans available for eligible students

Program eligibility: Undergraduate students

Application deadline: 31 March 2024


This immersive study tour program is designed to provide students with a profound exploration of the pivotal issues influencing a strategically significant region neighboring Australia. Focused on themes of democracy, ethnic tensions, and escalating international and geopolitical challenges, this academic-led initiative spans a comprehensive two-week itinerary in Fiji.

Throughout the program, students will actively engage with a diverse spectrum of stakeholders, including representatives from industry, academics, and local communities. By fostering these connections, participants aim to cultivate a deeper comprehension of Fiji's historical and political dynamics within the broader Pacific and international context, enriching their academic perspectives and cross-cultural awareness.

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 in the School of Social Science, Media, Film and Education

Note: Preference will be given to student studying Politics, Globalisation, History, Social Justice and Indigenous Studies.

Program cost

Cost TBC

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


  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts
    Welcome and Farwell Dinner
  • Ground transport
  • Travel and medical insurance


  • International airfares
  • Most meals 
  • Academic 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$8,817 (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

Register your interest to find out more details about this study tour at an upcoming information session.

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
Apply now

For further details on this program, please contact:

Lorenzo Veracini

Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences

+61 9214 8505