Key information

  • Destination/s: Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Dates: 30 January – 13 February, 2024
  • Cost: TBC + airfares
  • Funding available: A$2,200 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants and OS-HELP Loans of A$8,817 available for eligible students
  • Eligible students: Undergraduate students
  • Applications close: 31 August, 2023
  • Register your interest


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?

  • MFP20002

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


Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Any student can apply. A motivation statement will need to be submitted with the application. Please outline your motivation for participating in the study tour and explain why you would be the appropriate person for this program.

Program cost includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • Ground transport
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Travel and medical insurance
Additional expenses to consider (not included in program cost):
  • International airfares
  • Academic unit Fees
  • Visa costs (if applicable) 
  • Personal expenses

* Program cost is approximate at the time of being listed online and is subject to change.

The following types of fee help and funding are available to help eligible students with the costs towards this program:

  • OS Help Loan of up to $8,817 (as at 2023)
  • Limited New Colombo Plan scholarships valued at $2,200 AUD

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Associate Professor Max Schleser

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