Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course provides students with the opportunity to broaden their educational experience and cultural cognisance through participation in an organised out of country activity such as a Faculty authorised cultural immersion tour, workshop, master class or a series of lectures from a recognised institute. High achieving students are able to expand the theoretical knowledge and skills developed in their undergraduate program, and apply knowledge and skills in an external and international context.

It is the student's responsibility to provide the Faculty with a written brief of their proposed activity for formal approval before commencing this course. This will be completed as part of the EOI (see below).

On commencing this course but before starting the overseas activity, students will need to complete a health and safety and risk induction. Full information on this compulsory component will be provided in the course outline provided by the School.

Admission to this course is based on merit and the number of places available may be restricted.

Students should enquire through the Course Coordinator, or Program Convenor.

Availability2022 Course Timetables


  • Summer 2 - 2022
  • Winter - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Describe contrasting cultural perspectives and reflect on how these enrich the experience undertaken.

2. Apply and extend learning from their current program to perform appropriate tasks competently.

3. Appraise cultural differences and similarities orally and in written form.

4. Combine oral, pictorial and journal writing techniques to record and reflect on their overseas study experience.


Students will participate in a formal off-shore activity that will enhance their education, cultural awareness and future career prospects. Activities could include internships, fieldwork exercises, laboratory studies or any other activity appropriate to their program of study.  Students will present on their experiences upon their return. Students may be required to undertake formal learning during the trip in forums such as organized lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences etc. depending on the experience.


Students are required to complete and submit the SCIE3600 International Study Experience EOI survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCIE3600) prior to enrolment. The survey will be used to record and assess details of the intended international study experience for the student's intended destination country.

Assumed knowledge

Successful completion of at least 80 units at 1000/2000 level.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Expression of Interest *

Online Learning Activity: Pre-departure Induction Tutorial *

Journal: Reflective Journal/Diary *

Presentation: Post Trip Oral and Visual Presentation *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Field Study: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Students must attend international study experience.
  • Online Activity: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Students must complete this online tutorial prior to departure

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Journal: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Written Assignment: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Online Learning Activity: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Presentation: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact hours


Field Study

Face to Face Off Campus 80 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Minimum of 80 hours field study required

Online Activity

Online 1 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Students are required to complete this online tutorial prior to departure.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.