Key information

  • Location: Da Nang, Vietnam
  • Dates: July 2021 (exact dates to be confirmed)
  • Eligible students: Undergraduate
  • Costs: A$800 approx.
  • Application submission: Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis with offers made until places are filled
  • Final application deadline: March 2021
  • Unit codes: MFP20001

Overview

As part of an ongoing collaboration with Da Nang University of Science and Technology, this study tour will give you the opportunity to work collaboratively with Vietnamese students on activities designed to provide an insight into strategic environmental issues.

The unit brings a new dimension to "Internationalisation of the Curriculum" as it offers an opportunity to gain invaluable experience on environmental issues in a socio-cultural context, while instilling a sense of global citizenship and social responsibility.

The key feature is the “immersive” aspect along with a unique chance for inter-disciplinary interactions. The programme has run for six consecutive years, and a total of 100 students have participated so far.

Highlights/tentative itinerary

Apart from the normal academic inductions, a series of activities have been planned to make sure you’ll have opportunities to make contact and connect with the local communities during your stay in Da Nang:

  • Introduction to Vietnam history (Da Nang and Cham Museums)
  • City tour of Da Nang
  • Visit to the historic city of Hoi An
  • Community engagement by working half-day at the famous Tra Que Organic Vegetable Village
  • Visit to the artisanal pottery village
  • Visit to Hue, the ancient Imperial Capital
  • Eco-fashion show.

Dragon Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam.

Benefits

You will experience life on a Vietnamese campus, giving an invaluable cultural immersion and a deeper understanding of Vietnam’s educational environment. A key outcome is the application of knowledge to real-life, focusing on societal problems like waste management and plastics pollution.

At the completion of the programme, you’ll be encouraged to explore the diversity of cultures across Vietnam. The study area addresses key components of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals which offers an avenue to foster a conceptual framework for in-depth institutional linkages with DUT and Vietnam.

Program cost includes:

  • Academic tour leader(s)
  • Accommodation
  • Travel insurance – subject to conditions
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Program related transport
  • Cultural sightseeing

Additional expenses to consider (not included in program cost):

  • Academic unit fee
  • Some meals
  • Vaccinations
  • Visa
  • Personal spending money 

*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 A$8,295 (as at 2020)
  • New Colombo Plan Short-Term Mobility Grants

Information sessions

Register your interest to learn more about this study tour and to be kept updated on upcoming information sessions.

Still not sure?

For further details on this program please contact:

Dr François Malherbe
Senior Lecturer, Dept. Chemistry & Biotechnology
+61 3 9214 5361
fmalherbe@swinburne.edu.au
studytours@swinburne.edu.au

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