Overseas short programs

Group of people in Africa in front of buildingShort programs are a great way to gain international experience, while getting credit for your La Trobe degree. Often done during you winter or summer break, short programs don’t add any extra time to your degree. While overseas travel is currently restricted, there are still many opportunities for you to gain important international experience through virtual programs with our partners.

Virtual program options

With the global workforce moving more into the virtual space, virtual programs are a great way to develop practical, career-building and intercultural skills that are high in demand.  La Trobe has partnerships with many overseas institutions and organisations, giving you a range of unique opportunities.

For example, La Trobe student Zara Protopopoff, undertook a virtual internship with an international company during 2020 through our partner, CISaustralia. Even during adversity, Zara managed to adapt and make the most of it. You can read about Zara's experience and why you should sign up for a virtual internship, or watch Zara tell her story.

Program costs vary from program to program, but by getting credit towards your degree, you are eligible to receive a mobility grant from La Trobe Abroad. In many cases, the mobility grant will cover the cost of the program, meaning there will be little to no out of pocket expenses for you.

See below for the full list of available programs and when you find the one you want, click the How to Apply button. Remember, keep checking back as new opportunities are posted as they arise.

In-Country program options

While the COVID-19 situation remains highly fluid, our university partners are beginning to offer more and more in-country opportunities as borders ease.  Please refer to our Partner University programs in the Short Term Programs tab.

How to apply

Virtual programs

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This list of virtual programs will be updated continually as new programs become available from our partners.

La Trobe Abroad Mobility Grants are available for approved virtual programs.

Host organisation Program name Program dates Open to La Trobe application deadlineHost organisation deadline Program cost

ImmerQi
China

Virtual Internship and Language Training

Varied, during semester or summer break

Law, Media, Marketing, Education, Engineering, Finance, Accounting, Business

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

Rolling basis – See website or ask LTA

~$2150 - $2550

The Global Student
Malaysia

Remote Global Internships

Varied, during semester or summer break

Architecture, Business,
Media & Comms, Events, Design, Engineering, HR, Law, IT, NGO

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

Rolling basis – See website or ask LTA

~$1550 - $2250

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

WHU Virtual Exchange program

Multiple 4-week courses which commence January 3 until December 11, 2022

MBA students

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

8 weeks before classes startNo tuition fee for nominated students
Virtual Study Tours

Reimagining India Virtual Study Tours 2022-23.

  • 15 Nov to 23 Dec
  • 22 Jan to 17 Feb
All students

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

Please check the website ahead of each intake. Free for eligible students
Sophia University
Tokyo 
Sophia Online January 202310th January 2023 - 30 January 2023All students

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

5.00pm
17 October 2022
JPY 122,000 -
JPY 258,000
Depending on the number of courses chosen

Internships

Internships - Overseas Opportunities

Students participating in an approved overseas internship for credit are eligible for the $1500 La Trobe Abroad Mobility Grant

Domestic students participating in an Approved Third Party Provider Internship are eligible to apply for the limited $1000 Student Mobility Assistance Scholarship (SMAS) [Word 98 KB]. Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and must demonstrate experiencing financial disadvantage.

Guide for seeking credit for an overseas internships [DOC 32KB].

Internships
Host University/CountryProgram nameOpen toLa Trobe application deadlineHost institution application deadlineProgram cost to host
Immerqi, China Internships University-wide

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

120 days before the internship start Approximately AUD$4,750 - $7,590

CISaustralia

Study, Intern, Volunteer Abroad University-wide

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

120 days before the internship starts Ranges A$3,400-9,000 depending on destination.  Typically does not include flights, visa fees, daily meals and transport.
Global Experiences - Washington DC Internships University-wide

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

Rolling basis, see website or contact LTASee website approximately A$10 000. 
Zentern, JapanInternships in Japan University-wide

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

90 days before the internship start - Apply now Costs vary based on duration and start from $2450 The Intern Group - Hong Kong
The Intern Group - International Internships

The Intern Group - Hong Kong

The Intern Group - New York City

The Intern Group – London, Shanghai, Madrid, Dublin, Toronto and more

University-wide

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

90 days before the internship start - Apply nowCosts vary based on destination country

Projects Abroad, South Africa or China

South Africa
Law Clerkship/Internship

China
Law Clerkship/Internship

Ideal for Law students

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

6 weeks before start date

From $4015

Not including Flights and personal expenses

Projects Abroad, China or Ghana

China
Journalism Internship

Ghana
Journalism Internship

Journalism students

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

6 weeks before start date

From $4705

Not including Flights and personal expenses

Projects Abroad, Tanzania or Cambodia

Tanzania
Micro-Finance Internship

Cambodia
Micro-Finance Internship

All disciplines welcome, ideal for Business, Social Science and Law students

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

6 weeks before start date

From $2995

Not including Flights and personal expenses

Projects Abroad, Peru

Amazon Rainforest Conservation Project

All disciplines welcome

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

6 weeks before start date

From $3,820

Not including Flights and personal expenses

Projects Abroad, Nepal

Himalayan Mountain Ecosystem Conservation Project

All disciplines welcome

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

6 weeks before start date

From $3090

Not including Flights and personal expenses

Projects Abroad, South Africa or Tanzania

South Africa
Human Rights Clerkship/Internship

Tanzania
Human Rights Clerkship/Internship

Rolling basis – See website or contact LTA

Law students and all other discipline

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

6 weeks before start date

From $4015

Not including Flights and personal expenses

Details about Global Experiences Internship-Washington DC, USA

The internships are full-time (approximately 40 hours per week), Monday to Friday for eight weeks, and running from approximately early January to late February, across numerous fields of study and industries, including:

  • Politics
  • International Relations
  • International Development
  • Journalism
  • Media
  • Law and many more.

More details are available on the Global Experiences Washington DC website.

Program tuition details and mission philosophy

What goes into Global Experiences programs? Below you will see an estimate of what the program tuition includes and what it goes toward. Global Experiences is committed to the most affordable programming while still ensuring the best possible experience for our participants.

Cost percentageWhat this percentage goes towards
40 per cent

Internship placement, pre-departure staff, career development, visa assistance - providing personalised and high quality programs means having committed staff spending hours of one-on-one time with our participants.

30 per cent

Housing - we often negotiate contracts with housing 18 months in advance and make deposits for our students to secure we get the best location and quality housing available.

15 per cent

Location staff, program orientation costs and social activities - we have permanently based staff in every location and will send more staff to any location for larger groups to make sure our participants have plenty of support.

15 per cent

Management and organisational costs - management, marketing, rent, university program development and campus visits, technology, professional services, travel and program development and other costs.

A non-refundable deposit of USD$1000 is required before the application closing date. Full program payment is due in December.

Want more information? Attend our information webinars

TBC-information sessions about the Internship Programs in Washington DC.

Short term programs

Update: La Trobe University has lifted its travel suspension and overseas travel and participation in short-term mobility programs is permitted from July 1, 2022. Please note, some of the programs listed below may not be currently unavailable due to international travel restrictions associated with COVID-19. Please use this information as a guide only to the types of programs that are available to La Trobe University students.

Partner program

These are winter and summer short programs held at a La Trobe University exchange partner university. Students are required to make an application directly to La Trobe Abroad, who will nominate you to the University. To participate on these programs students require a minimum weighted average of 65%. An academic transcript is to be submitted with the short program application.

La Trobe Academic-led program

La Trobe Schools facilitate a number of short term programs and study tours each year. These programs are led by a La Trobe academic or arranged by the School in coordination with an affiliated international institution. As these may change each year please contact your School office for more information.

Third Party short programs

Short term study programs coordinated through approved third-party providers. La Trobe University has developed strong relationships with ISEPCIS Australia, EcoLife, Projects Abroad and Work The World who facilitate various international academic and internship programs each year. Students participating in these programs are eligible to receive a mobility grant. Students are required to submit an online Overseas Short Programs application, with School approval, to La Trobe Abroad before confirming registration or paying fees to the external organisation.

Partner university programs

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Students approved for an Overseas Short Program with an Exchange Partner will receive a $1000 Mobility Grant.

Domestic students participating in an Exchange Partner Short Program are eligible to apply for the limited $1000 Student Mobility Assistance Scholarship (SMAS) [Word 98 KB]. Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and must demonstrate experiencing financial disadvantage.

Host University/Country

Program name and dates

Open to

LTU application deadline

Host institution application deadline

Program cost to host

Akita International University

Waiting on updated information from partner for 2023 courses

Akita International Summer Program

 

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

TBA 
University of Potsdam - Germany

Waiting on updated information from partner for 2023 courses

International Summer School

Various programs in German and English. There are 2-week and 4-week courses available in-country from July - to September

Recommended for German language students, and students studying history.

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

Varies - please the partner's website for more information.Varies - please visit the partner's website for more information.
Yonsei University

Waiting on updated information from partner for 2023 courses

Yonsei International Summer Program


Course list 2022

Various disciplines  - please check the course list.

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

TBAApplication and tuition fees are waived for students that are nominated by La Trobe University
Chinese University of Hong Kong

Waiting on updated information from partner for 2023 courses

International Summer School (Virtual)

14 academic courses will be offered in the following areas:

  • Business & Finance
  • Environment, Science & Technology
  • Society & Human Interaction
  • Understanding China

Course List 2022

Various disciplines  - please check the course list.

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

TBATuition fees are waived for students that are nominated by La Trobe University
Singapore Management University

Waiting on updated information from partner for 2023 courses

Global Summer Progamme

Business students

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

TBAApplication fee:
SGD 150

Tuition fee
:
SGD 3,210 for one course
SGD 5,350 for two courses

Miscellaneous fee:
SGD 230 (covers IT services, matriculation fee, and SMU Student's Medical Insurance insurance)

*10% discount on tuition fees for LTU students
HAN University of Applied Sciences

Waiting on updated information from partner for 2023 courses

HAN Summer School

Business students

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

TBA€ 995
The Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder

Waiting on updated information from partner for 2023 courses

Summer course: The European system of human rights protection

Law students

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

TBA490 EURO
University of Bayreuth

Waiting on updated information from partner for 2023 courses

Bayreuth International Summer School

Law, humanities, business, and science

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

TBA€710
Rikkyo University

Waiting on updated information from partner for 2023 courses

Summer Online Short Term Intensive Program

Japanese Language students

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

TBA50,000 JPY
Burgundy School of Business

Waiting on updated information from partner for 2023 courses

Authentic Leadership and Entrepreneurial Creativity

Business studentsGECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start dateTBAFace-to-face fees: 160 Euro + 500 Euro

Online Fees: 80 Euro + 250 Euro
Taylor's University (Malaysia)

Waiting on updated information from partner for 2023 courses

Hospitality Management (Physical)

Events Management (Physical)

Malaysian Culture, Heritage and Gastronomy (Physical)

Hospitality and Event Management Students.

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

TBA$1,400 USD - all-inclusive except for daily living expenses and airfares.
National University of Singapore

Waiting on updated information from partner for 2023 courses

GEM  Trailblazer Summer Program

All students

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

TBAWaived for up to
two courses (3 or 4-AU course)
CETT University of Barcelona

Waiting on updated information from partner for 2023 courses

Summer School

Business, Tourism and Hospitality students

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

TBAAll the information about the prices can be found here.
IESEG School of Management

Waiting on updated information from partner for 2023 courses

IESEG Summer

Business students

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

TBA

10% Tuition fee (Topic-based courses) reduction for Partner universities students.

Students can also apply for a merit-based scholarship covering up to 50% of the tuition fees. Decisions will be made in May.

HWR BerlinSummer & Winter School - 2023Business  & LawGECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start dateWinter School closes -
15 October 2022
Summer School closes 1 April 2023
Package price 330 Euro

LTU Academic-Led Programs

Please note: There may be additional study tours running within the School or Department, so please also enquire with your Professors in the event they are aware of other options.

Host University/CountryProgram name and datesOpen toLTU application deadlineHost institution application deadlineProgram costStudent places available

Primary Health Care Nursing (NSG3PHN)-Nepal

Clinical Placements with Projects Abroad

LTU Nursing/Midwifery students: Proposed placements include Patam Community Based Rehab, Nutritional Rehab Home and MSPN AIDs/HIV family assistance

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

Please visit the Nursing & Midwifery LMS site for details about applying and more information.

See LMS site; approximately $2,650 plus airfares

40 students split between multiple groups

Women's Health and Rights in the Philippines: Multidisciplinary Approaches

LTU Study Tour

All Students

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

For more info:
lawadmin@latrobe.edu.au

Approx: $2000, plus airfare and personal expenses

Limited

Global Education Practicum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Professional Experience Placements with The Global Student  in Ministry of Education Schools

Teacher Education students in 3rd or 4th year Bachelor degrees or Masters level who have completed one placement in Australia Placements are in Ministry of Education Schools

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

Please email for details about applying and more information.

Approx $3,000 plus airfares

$2000 Endeavour Grant funding for selected Masters level students in 2018 program

$3000 NCP Funding for Bachelor level students

10-15  students *3 times each year (i.e. 30 -45 students per year)

Engineering & Tech Science or Humanities, Health, Education, Business

European Summer School, Bosnia & Herzegovina [140KB]

LTU Study Tour

TBA

All Undergrad and Postgrad students – Multi-discipline

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

Must attend info session and apply - Register

TBA – Mobility Grants available

Limited

CISaustralia Programs

Please see CIS Australia's website for a list of courses, deadlines, and contact details.

NEW PROGRAM LAUNCH - SINGAPORE! - Intern in Singapore.
Dates
November 2022 (6-12 weeks)
January 2023 (6-12 weeks)
June 2023 (6-12 weeks)
November 2023 (6-12weeks)

EcoLife (Vets in the Wild etc.)

Host/Country

Program Name and Dates

Open To

LTU application deadline

Host institution applications deadline

Cost

EcoLife, South Africa

Vets in the Wild
Jan-Feb
June-July
July-August

Nov-Dec

Wildlife and Conservation Students

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

Contact via email

US$4980.00

Projects Abroad

Host/CountryProgram Name and DatesDatesOpen ToLTU application deadlineHost institution applications deadlineCost
Projects Abroad-Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, South Pacific and Latin AmericaTeaching Placements, Clinical Placements, Animal Care and other ExperiencesYear RoundUniversity-wide

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

ApplicationsA$3,000-5,000 depending on length

*Programs to ‘Shanghai International Studies University’ are no longer approved for credit or mobility grants.

*Inclusions within program costs will vary from program to program. Ensure you check with the individual institutions exactly what is included in the program cost.

^If you require an alternative version of this document please contact us.

Clinical placements

Update: La Trobe University has lifted its travel suspension and overseas travel and participation in short-term mobility programs is permitted from July 1, 2022. Please note, some of the programs listed below may not be currently unavailable due to international travel restrictions associated with COVID-19. Please use this information as a guide only to the types of programs that are available to La Trobe University students.

Please see below a list of partner universities that currently hold a mobility agreement with La Trobe University. These partners provide clinical placement opportunities for La Trobe students.

Host University, Organisation or ClinicCountry Available to La Trobe students studying and Year Level: La Trobe contact Estimated Costs Number of Students
Kantipur School of Dentistry Nepal Oral Health TBC  
Presov UniversitySlovakiaOral HealthTBC  
Helsinki Metropolis University of Applied SciencesFinlandOral HealthTBC  
Karolinska University Sweden Midwifery students Year 2 and Year 4, MID4CCB Michelle Newton $5,000 2 per program
Nursing Cultural Exchange-Chinese U of HK and Hong Kong Polytechnic Hong Kong B. Nursing (NSG3CEL)  TBC $4,000 2 per program
Singapore Cultural Exchange and Placement Singapore B. Nursing (NSG3CEL)  TBC $4,000 16 students
Community Health in Malaysia-PACOS Trust Malaysia Public Health, Nursing, maybe others Melanie Bish $5,000 up to 10 students
Learn to Live Clinical Placement Indonesia  B. Nursing (NSG3CEL) or NSG2NCI for pathway TBC $4,000 Up to 10 students
Medical University of Graz Austria B. Nursing (NSG3CEL) TBC $4,000 Up to 10 students
Airlangga University Indonesia B. Nursing (NSG3CEL) TBC $4,000 Up to 10 students
Occupational Therapy Placement tours India and Vietnam OT students for OCT5MSP Tracy Fortune  
Physiotherapy Placements Varied; examples Cambodia, Italy, Denmark, Canada Usually in later years Janet McConville  
Paramedicine Placements USA, UK, Canada, India, N.Z., other as available from time to time B. Paramedic Practice with Honours Dr. Susan Furness  
Social Work Placements Fiji, Philippines, Cambodia Bachelor of Human Services/Master of Social Work students Natasha Long  
Speech Pathology Placements Cambodia Speech Pathology/Audiology students Chyrisse Heine  
Community Engagement Allied Health Vietnam ALH3CEE subject (Health Science students) Carolyn Taylor  
Sports Physiotherapy placements Varied; examples: Qatar, Netherlands   Master of Sports Physio students Henry Wajswelner  

Below is an alternate option for Health Science students who might want an international experience outside your clinical hours:

Host University/Country Program name and dates Open to La Trobe University application deadline Host institution application deadline Student places available Program cost to host
Work the World, Ghana, Nepal, Philippines, Tanzania, Peru, and Sri Lanka (see note below**) Individualised placements year-round Health Science disciplines Nursing, Midwifery, OT, Physio etc.

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

Contact them Open Varies based on location and length: see website

Projects Abroad- 30 countries across Asia, Africa, and South America

Health-related placements

Various health science disciplines including OTPhysiotherapyNursingMidwiferyPublic HealthDentistry, Speech Pathology

GECA Application Form due 6-8 weeks before the program start date

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Visit the website

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A$2715 - $5770

**Please note, these experiences rarely count as Clinical Placement hours, but are more likely to be counted for meeting particular tasks required of your clinical skills record book. The mobility grant will therefore be the standard Short Program amount, not clinical placement amount and only if you are able to get credit/mandatory component of degree approval.