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Short-term outbound program

Our Short-term Outbound Program allows students to study, work and volunteer overseas for a short period (usually two to four weeks). In most cases this will be a fully credit bearing experience although this will depend on the project you choose or are eligible for. Projects are usually embedded into  your program.

Disciplinary specific projects

These projects are only open to students from particular disciplines.

Engineering

Mixed Discipline Study Tour - Cambodia

This inter-disciplinary project will provide an intimate experience of students’ respective fields in a developing country with an exceptional cultural context, which allows Education, Engineering and Nursing students the opportunity to compare and contrast resource, facilities, and cultural dynamics within their fields more generally.  

The increased provision of pre-school education in the communities served by the NGO requires new buildings. It is anticipated that the Engineering students will take an active role in the design and construction phases of the buildings.  

Nursing students will have a great insight into community medical conditions and treatment and experience interaction with the local community through the development of educational activities and presentations in care centres.  

This mobility program will be an excellent opportunity to increase CQU students’ skills, knowledge, and a range of educational as well as practical experiences, training and an understanding of the demands of their role and how it can be executed in the Indo-Pacific region.  

Group size  

20 students accompanied by a member of staff.  

Expected Dates  

21 October – 5 November 2017  

Eligibility  

You need to have successfully completed one term of full-time study (or equivalent part-time/flex) of an undergraduate program.  

Estimated costs  

Approximate cost AUD $3250. This includes all meals and in-country activities. This excludes international flights and visa costs.  

Funding  

Australian citizens are eligible for $3000 scholarship awarded to the university under the Government's prestigious New Colombo Plan funding scheme. This amount would be deducted from the project and travel fees.  

OS-Help loans are also available to assist with the cost. More information here.  

Project Leader & contact  

Ian Devenish - (07) 4930 9547  

Please contact your CQUGlobal Adviser for further information by emailing cquglobal-out@cqu.edu.au

CQU Social Innovation and Development Program - Vietnam

The CQU Social Innovation and Development Program (Vietnam) is an immersive educational program to provide students with first-hand knowledge of sustainable development in an emerging economy context. It uses social innovation as the theme to explore global issues, while also improving their understanding of Australia’s role in international partnerships and engagement.  

This program provides student participants with the opportunity to learn in the Vietnamese and Asian context, undertake a social innovation project, and develop their cross-cultural knowledge and skills. This innovative program aims to create socially minded professionals ready to effectively engage on global issues in the Asian Century.  

With input from Vietnamese mentors, this program explores how to address key global issues: from eliminating poverty to creating sustainable cities; from providing clean water to reducing inequality; innovation can help address the world’s most pressing development challenges. This program prepares participants to face these challenges head on.  

Group size  

15 students accompanied by a member of staff.  

Expected Dates  

June - July 2017.  

Duration  

Two weeks.  

Eligibility  

You need to have successfully completed one term of full-time study (or equivalent part-time/flex) of an undergraduate program.  

Estimated costs  

AUD $3250. This includes all meals and in-country activities. This excludes international flights and visa costs.  

Funding  

Australian citizens are eligible for $3000 scholarship awarded to the University under the Government's prestigious New Colombo Plan funding scheme. This amount would be deducted from the project and travel fees.  

OS-Help loans are also available to assist with the cost. More information here.  

Project Leader & contact  

Ian Devenish - (07) 4930 9547  

Please contact your CQUGlobal Adviser for further information by emailing cquglobal-out@cqu.edu.au

Business

CQU Social Innovation and Development Program - Vietnam

The CQU Social Innovation and Development Program (Vietnam) is an immersive educational program to provide students with first-hand knowledge of sustainable development in an emerging economy context. It uses social innovation as the theme to explore global issues, while also improving their understanding of Australia’s role in international partnerships and engagement.  

This program provides student participants with the opportunity to learn in the Vietnamese and Asian context, undertake a social innovation project, and develop their cross-cultural knowledge and skills. This innovative program aims to create socially minded professionals ready to effectively engage on global issues in the Asian Century.  

With input from Vietnamese mentors, this program explores how to address key global issues: from eliminating poverty to creating sustainable cities; from providing clean water to reducing inequality; innovation can help address the world’s most pressing development challenges. This program prepares participants to face these challenges head on.  

Group size  

15 students accompanied by a member of staff.  

Expected Dates  

June - July 2017.  

Duration  

Two weeks.  

Eligibility  

You need to have successfully completed one term of full-time study (or equivalent part-time/flex) of an undergraduate program.  

Estimated costs  

AUD $3250. This includes all meals and in-country activities. This excludes international flights and visa costs.  

Funding  

Australian citizens are eligible for $3000 scholarship awarded to the University under the Government's prestigious New Colombo Plan funding scheme. This amount would be deducted from the project and travel fees.  

OS-Help loans are also available to assist with the cost. More information here.  

Project Leader & contact  

Ian Devenish - (07) 4930 9547  

Please contact your CQUGlobal Adviser for further information by emailing cquglobal-out@cqu.edu.au

Health, nursing and medical science projects

We offer a range of projects for students studying health, nursing and medical science disciplines. If you are studying a vocational qualification please see Projects for Vocational Students.

Nursing study tour and clinical placement in India

This project is designed to increase students’ understanding of the language and culture of India as well as building specific knowledge as to the Indian education and health systems and approaches to environmental issues and sustainability. This will be achieved through a combination of direct learning workshops, such as classes in the Hindi language and on the caste system and other aspects of Indian society; visits to significant locations and events such as a Hindu temple, the Ghandi Ashram and the kite flying festival as well as collaborative, hands on, service learning with local schools and community health and environmental science projects.  

Group size  

Ten students and two supervising staff members.  

Expected Dates  

21 October – 6 November 2017.  

Eligibility  

You need to have successfully completed one term of full-time study (or equivalent part-time/flex) load in our Bachelors program and at least one practical course.  

Estimated costs & funding  

Approximately AUD4000 including flights, budget accommodation, some meals and sightseeing. This amount can vary depending on the final flight costs.  

OS-Help loans are also available to assist with the cost. More information here.  

Project Leader and contact  

Lucy Jiang, International Students & Mobility Program Manager, School of Nursing & Midwifery  

Email: international-nurses@cqu.edu.au

Nursing Mixed Discipline Study Tour - Cambodia

This inter-disciplinary project will provide an intimate experience of students’ respective fields in a developing country with an exceptional cultural context, which allows Education, Engineering and Nursing students the opportunity to compare and contrast resource, facilities, and cultural dynamics within their fields more generally.

The increased provision of pre-school education in the communities served by the NGO requires new buildings. It is anticipated that the Engineering students will take an active role in the design and construction phases of the buildings.

Nursing students will have a great insight into community medical conditions and treatment and experience interaction with the local community through the development of educational activities and presentations in care centres.

This mobility program will be an excellent opportunity to increase CQU students’ skills, knowledge, and a range of educational as well as practical experiences, training and an understanding of the demands of their role and how it can be executed in the Indo-Pacific region.

Group size

20 students accompanied by a member of staff.

Expected Dates

21 October – 5 November 2017

Eligibility

You need to have successfully completed one term of full-time study (or equivalent part-time/flex) of an undergraduate program.

Estimated costs

Approximate cost AUD $3250. This includes all meals and in-country activities. This excludes international flights and visa costs.

Funding

Australian citizens are eligible for $3000 scholarship awarded to the university under the Government's prestigious New Colombo Plan funding scheme. This amount would be deducted from the project and travel fees.

OS-Help loans are also available to assist with the cost. More information here.

Nursing study tour and clinics to Pokhara, Nepal

Working with our partner Antipodeans Abroad the Nursing Clinical Study Tour to Nepal allows students in the CQUniversity's Nursing and Midwifery programs to be involved in an immersive clinical experience outside the Australian healthcare system. The study tour has been conducted on an annual basis since 2008 and involves working collaboratively with Pokhara University, Manipal Hospital and Fishtail Hospital in Nepal.  

The study tour gives you the opportunity to work in a supervised clinical environment in a range of nursing disciplines. The in-country clinical activity associated with the tour involves three weeks of full-time placement in Manipal or Fishtail Hospital, with clinical supervision and academic support for students being provided by CQUniversity and Pokhara University.  

Group size  

20 students accompanied by two staff members  

Dates  

21 October – 6 November 2017  

Eligibility  

You need to have successfully completed one term of full-time study (or equivalent part-time/flex) in our Bachelors program and at least one practical course.  

Estimated costs & funding  

AUD5000 - 6000 including flights, budget accommodation, some meals and sightseeing. Australian citizens may be eligible for AUD2500 scholarship awarded to the University under the Government's prestigious New Colombo Plan funding scheme. This amount would be deducted from the project and travel fees.  

OS-Help loans are also available to assist with the cost. More information here.  

Project Leader and contact  

Lucy Jiang, International Students & Mobility Program Manager, School of Nursing & Midwifery  

Email: international-nurses@cqu.edu.au

Nursing aged care study tour and clinical placement in Singapore

The study tour aims to give students the opportunity to work in a supervised clinical environment in a range of nursing disciplines. The in-country clinical activity associated with the tour involves five days of full-time placement in at an aged care hospice, with clinical supervision and academic support for students being provided by CQUniversity. In addition to the clinical activity, students have a one day local hospital visit during the tour.  

Group size  

Ten students and two supervising staff members.  

Expected Dates  

22 June – 3 July 2017  

Eligibility  

You need to have successfully completed one term of full-time study (or equivalent part-time/flex) load in our Bachelors program and at least one practical course.  

Estimated costs & funding  

AUD4000 including flights, budget accommodation, some meals and sightseeing.  

OS-Help loans are also available to assist with the cost. More information here.  

Project Leader and contact  

Lucy Jiang, International Students & Mobility Program Manager, School of Nursing & Midwifery  

Email: international-nurses@cqu.edu.au

Paramedic Clinical Placement in Portland, USA

This project is designed for CQUniversity paramedic students to explore and develop their clinical skills and clinical judgment in the out-of-hospital care environment in another country. Students will be heading to Portland Oregon in the USA and participate in a clinical placement with American Medical Response (AMR). Each student will be allocated 8x 12 hour shifts with a qualified and fully-operational AMR paramedic and will respond to real emergencies in the Portland area. Each student will be assign to a preceptor for the whole duration of their clinical placement to ensure consistency for the student.  

Another interesting aspect of this project will be the opportunity to visit Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) and the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Students will have the chance to experience a different teaching space as they will be using the OIT facility for simulation cases. The will also see the similarities and differences between CQUniversity and the Oregon Institute of Technology in regards to teaching curriculum, equipment and teaching facilities.  

Finally, students may be able to take part in an Advanced Wilderness Life Support course prior the placement. The course is recognized worldwide and has been designed by the University of Utah, School of Medicine.  

Group size  

Ten students and one supervising staff member.  

Expected Dates  

14 June - 3 July 2017.  

Eligibility  

Primarily for third year paramedic students but second year paramedic students may apply.  

Estimated costs & funding  

Costs vary year to year but students estimated airfare and accommodation costs will be around AUD4000; in addition, students should budget about AUD1000 for personal expenses. For 2017, grant funding of AUD2000 will be provided to each student selected for the trip.  

OS-Help loans are also available to assist with the cost. More information here.  

Project Leader and contact  

Carl Legros
Email: c.legros@cqu.edu.au

Paramedic Hong Kong Study Tour

CQU paramedic students will visit Hong Kong for two weeks to learn about the ambulance system and to do shifts on ambulances. This will be a unique opportunity for Australian paramedic students to both work in the Indo-Pacific region and to work in a city of over seven million people. They will have: presentations about the ambulance systems; opportunities to meet and learn from local ambulance leaders; and, will see the city’s ambulance system in operation.;  

The program will be open to all of the over 500 CQU paramedic students and all will be encouraged to apply. Selection of students will be based on grades and endorsements from their lecturers. Two CQU academics/mentors will accompany the students for the two week educational experience. The students and mentors will have regular sessions during the trip to discuss and review the experiences and lessons learned.    

Group size  

10 students accompanied by a member of staff.  

Expected Dates  

Exact dates to be confirmed. Contact Brian Maguire (details below) for more information  

Eligibility  

Primarily for third year paramedic students but second year paramedic students may apply.  

Estimated costs & funding  

Costs vary year to year but students estimated airfare and accommodation costs will be around AUD4000; in addition, students should budget about AUD1000 for personal expenses. For 2017, grant funding of AUD3000 will be provided to each student selected for the trip.  

OS-Help loans are also available to assist with the cost. More information here.  

Project Leader and contact  

Professor Brian Maguire
Email: b.maguire@cqu.edu.au

Paramedic study tour and work shadowing in Boras, Sweden

The 2017 Paramedic Science Study Tour to Sweden will involve students undertaking a supervised study tour of emergency medical services operations and facilities in Sweden. During the 2017 tour students will: attend instructional sessions at the Ambulance Service Communications Center, Academy and Headquarters; attend instructional sessionsat specialized medical facilities; visit other emergency services agencies; and, attend guest lectures. Students will also attend educational sessions at our partner institution, the University of Boras. During the two-week trip, students will also participatein five days of clinical ambulance shifts and will be exposed to specialized paramedic and emergency services experiences, training, systems and equipment that are not available in Australia. The program will encourage students through the short-term study experience toconsider longer-term mobility options; these opportunities include both career as well as academic overseas options. In fact, alumni from previous CQU international paramedic trips have already been involved with other overseas professional activities, they continue tocommunicate with the friends and colleagues they met on their trips and some have gone on to pursue other overseas options. The students are accompanied by academics and mentors who work with them on a daily basis to enhance the educational experiences.

Group size

Ten students and one supervising staff member.

Expected Dates

Exact dates to be confirmed. Contact Brian Maguire (details below) for more information

Eligibility

Primarily for third year paramedic students but second year paramedic students may apply.

Estimated costs & funding

Costs vary year to year but students estimated airfare and accommodation costs will be around AUD4000; in addition, students should budget about AUD1000 for personal expenses. For 2017, grant funding of AUD2000 will be provided to each student selected for the trip.

OS-Help loans are also available to assist with the cost. More information here.

Project Leader and contact

Professor Brian Maguire
Email: b.maguire@cqu.edu.au

Projects for students in vocational programs

Diploma of Nursing Study Tours - Nepal, Phillipines, Cambodia and India

In 2017 the VET Nursing team will run a number of study tours to provide Diploma of Nursing students the opportunity to work internationally in a supervised clinical environment in a range of nursing disciplines. The in-country clinical activity associated with the tours involves full-time clinical  placements in addition to a range of social and cultural activities. Many of the study tours will include intensive sessions to learn the local language.

Proposed Dates and Locations

Host Country       Proposed Dates      
Nepal 25 June - 10 July 2017
Philippines April 8 – 22 2017
Cambodia 16 Sept - 1 October 2017
India April 2018

Group size

Ten students and two supervising staff members.

Expected Dates

1 December – 11 December 2016

Eligibility

You need to have successfully completed one term of full-time study (or equivalent part-time/flex) load in the diploma program and at least one practical course.

Estimated costs & funding

AUD4000 including flights, budget accommodation, some meals and sightseeing. Australian citizens may be eligible for AUD2000 scholarship awarded to the university under the government's Endeavour Mobility Grants scheme. This amount would be deducted from the project and travel fees.

OS-Help loans are also available to assist with the cost. More information here.

Project Leader and contact

Samantha Willoughby

Email: s.willoughby@cqu.edu.au

Interdisciplinary projects

Interdisciplinary projects involve students from a range of disciplines travelling together on one of our international programs.

Reimagining India

The Reimagining India Program will challenge perceptions of India by looking at its past, present and future. Through workshops with leading thinkers, industry authorities and local students; visits to a range of industry start-ups and global organisations, performing arts venues, and social enterprises; and engaging with government figures, participants will develop an understanding of contemporary India, politically, economically and culturally, and how innovation has underpinned its re-emergence. Indogenius will facilitate the Program, having run similar programs for the British Council and US State Department.  

This significant new program will create India-literacy and skills among the next generation of Australian graduates and lasting relationships at a critical time for Indo-Australian relations.  

Group size  

40 students from 13 Australian universities  

Dates  

Exact dates are still to be confirmed. The trip will occur during Term 3 2017.  

Eligibility  

You need to have successfully completed one term of full-time study (or equivalent part-time/flex) in a bachelors program and at least one practical course.  

Estimated costs  

AUD $3250. This includes meals and all in-country activities. This excludes international flights and visa costs.  

Funding  

Australian citizens are eligible for $3000 scholarship awarded to the University under the Government's prestigious New Colombo Plan funding scheme. This amount would be deducted from the project and travel fees.  

OS-Help loans are also available to assist with the cost. More information here.  

Project Leader and contact  

Joshua Langdon, Exchange and Study Abroad Co-Ordinator  

Email: cquglobal-out@cqu.edu.au

Apply for short-term Outbound project

Step 1 – Check you are eligible

Check you meet the basic eligibility criteria outlined on the project page. If you do not meet the criteria for a specific project and there are no other projects listed in your discipline area, please have a look at the interdisciplinary projects, which are open to all students.

Step 2 – Select courses and prepare your application

Download, complete and submit the below forms to cquglobal-out@cqu.edu.au.

Application form (Short Course, Placement, Internship)

Course Planner Form (Short Course, Placement, Internship)

Referee Report

Note the deadlines vary for each project. For further information, please contact your CQUGlobal Advisor:

Email: cquglobal-out@cqu.edu.au

Telephone: +61 7 49232438

Step 3 – Offer, acceptance & reserve list

If you have been accepted into a project you will hear back from your CQUGlobal Advisor within two weeks of receipt of application. The next step is to accept your offer by paying a deposit by the deadline in the offer letter. The places on these projects are limited and are allocated on a first pay first serve basis.

If the project fills up before you accept, we will put you on the reserve list or suggest a suitable alternate project if one exists.

Step 4 – Visa, Health Checks, Insurance

Once you have secured a place on the project we will provide you with documentation needed to apply for a visa.

As soon as you have documentation to support your visa application you should lodge it with the relevant Embassy, High Commission or Consulate. Note, we have no control over this process and while we will try to help where we can, this is your responsibility. Some visa processing happens in a matter of days and others can take months. If you are an international student this is likely to take longer than if you are an Australian citizen lodging an application from within Australia.

Do your research early as different countries' requirements vary. Some may require you to have a health check, show evidence of funding to cover your stay and some ask for you to purchase travel and health insurance up front.

Step 5 – Travel arrangements and preparation

While you are awaiting your visa, you will be asked to:

  1. Attend a pre-departure session with the Project Leader and Facilitators (this may be in person or online).
  2. Register with InternationalSOS. Mandatory for all CQUGlobal Outbound students.

As soon as you receive your visa, you must provide your CQUGlobal Advisor with your travel documents and they will arrange a group booking so you will be travelling and housed with your colleagues.

Note, you will be covered by the University's travel insurance unless you have any underlying and undeclared health conditions. You must discuss these with the Project Leader as early as possible.

Step 6 - Preparing to go

The following is not an exhaustive check-list but it should help get you on track:

  1. Read and research as much as you can about where you are travelling to.
  2. Photocopy all your travel documents and leave a copy with your friends or family for safe keeping.
  3. Sort out currency: Have some cash on arrival and load a travel cash card to keep your money secure.
  4. Book a taxi to the airport