Key information

Destination: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dates: 1 July - 14 July 2024

Program cost: A$1,700 + airfares (inclusions and exclusions can be found below)


  • A$2,200 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 is a very unique opportunity to create a short films / documentary in Bangladesh. We will work in collaboration with students from Daffodil International University (DIU). As part of the program we will have smartphone filmmaking and digital storytelling workshops. You will learn to work on location internationally, creating short films, documentary and media projects and help in the set-up of a festival in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

The Community Digital Storytelling Festival is a powerful and dynamic event that brings together young and aspiring storytellers to share their voices with the world. It gives them an opportunity to promote creativity, innovation and collaboration among storytellers: 'real stories by real people'.


  • Visit National Martyrs' Memorial and explore Dhaka on a city tour
  • Mobile and digital workshops
  • Visit the National Film Archive
  • Day trips to villages, rose garden and markets for video production
  • Participation in Community Digital Storytelling Festival
  • Plus all meals provided, and accommodation in a fantastic hotel

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
  • submit a motivation statement with your online application

Note: this program is open to UG students from all study areas. In your online application, please outline your motivation for participating in the study tour and explain why you would be the appropriate person for this program. 

Ahsan Manzil Museum in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Program cost

A$1,700 + airfares

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


  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • Ground transport
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Travel and medical insurance


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

Note: the program cost is approximate at the time it is listed online and is subject to change.


Funding your overseas journey may be easier than you think

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant

This program has A$2,200 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

14th March 2024, 10:30am - 11:30am | Location: Online

21st March 2024, 1:30pm - 2:30pm | Location: BA 307

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:

Associate Professor Max Schleser