Business and Law global experiences

Short term global experiences give you the opportunity to travel to incredible locations and gain credit towards your course, all in your semester break! Popular with students who are unable to commit to a semester abroad, short term programs are typically between 2-6 weeks and allow student to study 1-2 units for credit in a range of locations.

Short Course Exchange

The Faculty of Business and Law has a wide range of partnerships with international universities around the world. Students can undertake a short course program, usually during the summer and mid-year breaks, and receive 1-2 units of credit within their degree.
Upcoming opportunities are listed below.

Apply for a short course

Kansai University

UMAP Kansai University 21st Century Skills COIL Program

Learn more about the future of business from an international perspective. Course curriculum includes contributions from universities around the world, and is hosted by Kansai University.

Topics covered in the program include:

  • Sustainable Development Goals & Business
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • 21st Century Skills

Suitable for undergraduate students. Unfortunately credit is not available for this course.

Country: Japan
Dates: 7 February – 28 March 2022
Program Fees: No fees for exchange students
Nomination Deadline: 14 January 2022

FHNW University of Applied Sciences & Arts Northwestern Switzerland

FHNW School of Business Virtual Exchange Program

Study a range of intercultural business aspects through FHNW’s intensive short course programs, and meet students from different universities around the world.

Modules on offer:

  • The Swiss Baking Sector (3ECTS)
  • Blockchain (3ECTS)
  • Business Maths (5ECTS)
  • Business Communication (5ECTS)
  • International Entrepreneurship (10ECTS)

Suitable for undergraduate students.
Students must undertake multiple modules to the value of at least 6 ECTS to receive one 25 credit point unit of credit at Curtin.

Country: Switzerland
Dates: 21 February – 11 June
Program Fees: No fees for exchange students (limited places)
Nomination Deadline: 23 December 2021

WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management

WHU Online MBA European Summer Program

“The Changing Environment for International Business in Europe”

Learn more about the international business world in Europe.

Topics covered include:

  • The European Union and its Business Implications
  • The Euro and what it means for International Business
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation from a European Perspective
  • The Business Tax Environment in Europe
  • and more!

Suitable for MBA students only. The course is equivalent to one 25 credit point unit.

Country: Germany
Dates: 8 – 21 May
Program Fees: €125 for nominated exchange students (limited places)
Nomination Deadline: 15 April

Students hiking above fjords in Norway

“The campus is located in the city centre and the lecturers and student assistance staff are very passionate about what they do. We had some outings planned to help meet peers and get to know the local culture. Broaden your horizons, meet amazing people  and enhance your ability to communicate better in different contexts.”

– Cathy Cheng,
Masters of Business Administration
NHH Norwegian School of Economics Short Course, 2019

Study abroad short courses with a non-partner institution

Have you found a course you’d like to do at a non-partner institution?
This includes many universities in China, such as the Beijing Institute of Technology’s (BIT) ACCP program. If so, please complete an application to see if your course will qualify for credit towards your degree.

Stanford honors program students pose for a photo at Stanford University

Stanford International Honors Program

Students selected to participate in the Stanford International Honors Program (IHP) will spend 8 weeks studying with Stanford University in California, alongside students from 25 different universities across the globe. This elite program combines top-notch academics with extracurricular activities, providing students the opportunity to academically excel at one of the most competitive universities in the USA. IHP courses feature small class sizes, accessible world-class instructors, and the choice of more than 30 courses.

The Stanford IHP runs every year from June to August, with applications opening in January each year.

Study Tours

The Faculty of Business and Law run a number of tours throughout the year. Some are discipline specific, others are faculty wide and open to all students.

Malaysia Study Tour

Study business from a global perspective in Malaysia! Future tours will visit Curtin’s Malaysia campus in Miri, Sarawak, and the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. Compare and contrast the two locations by engaging with industry leaders, hearing from guest speakers and undertaking cultural immersion activities such as an overnight homestay in a local village.
Themes covered include international economics, sustainability, tourism marketing, entrepreneurship, indigenous issues and cross-cultural communication.

Dates: TBA
Up to $3000 in New Colombo Plan funding available for eligible students

Dubai Study Tour

Study business from a global perspective in the United Arab Emirates at Curtin Dubai and receive 25 credit points towards your degree. Students will visit the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, be exposed to local and government industry, take classes on campus and undertake cultural immersion activities such as a Bedouin Desert Safari.
Themes covered include innovation and start-up, entrepreneurship, finance, banking, international marketing, international trade and cross-cultural communication.

Dates: TBA

Singapore Study Tour

Spend 10 days exploring one of Asia’s biggest international trading and commerce hubs! Undertake sessions at Curtin’s Singapore campus, engage with local industry and immerse yourself in the city’s rich cultural diversity.
Suitable for undergraduate final year Commerce students studying all majors.

Dates: TBA

India Innovation and International Business Study Tour

The tour will feature visits to four cities: Mumbai, India’s international business, finance and commerce hub; Bangalore, India’s innovation and start-up capital; Delhi; the national capital and seat of the government; and Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal. As one of the world’s most promising emerging economies, the India tour will include visits to innovative Indian and overseas multinational corporations, emerging start-ups and venture capital firms and feature academic discussions and workshops at world class higher education institutions like the Indian Institute of Management and the Indian Institute of Technology. Moreover, the program will also provide students with a cultural immersion experience with introductory Hindi language classes and visits to cultural and historic sites including the Taj Mahal.

Dates: TBA
Up to $3000 in New Colombo Plan funding available for eligible students
Contact: Dr Subra Ananthram,

Silicon Valley Study Tour

Join Curtin Business School’s 10-day professional experience study tour to Silicon Valley and other Californian start-up, business and education hotspots. Learn from passionate senior executives about how their companies continue to grow globally, participate in interactive workshops facilitated by some of the world’s top universities, and gain insights into how Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurial culture champions innovation. If you are a current Curtin postgraduate student, an eligible undergraduate student, or a business professional looking to learn more about international business, innovation and entrepreneurship, you’re invited to apply!

Dates: TBA

Tourism and Hospitality Study Tour

The Tourism and Hospitality Study Tour is a yearly international study tour which enables participating students to collect first-hand and real-world experience in prominent tourism destinations. Students gain insight into the operation of important attraction points and get to discuss face-to-face with tourism and hospitality providers. Usually, students also have the opportunity to work on an industry-supported project in the destination country. Past and current projects included working on geotourism with the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites Foundation in the world-famous Dolomites mountains in Italy or working with the Apsara Authority in Cambodia to improve the visitation experience at Angkor Wat, the biggest religious complex in the World.
Students majoring in Tourism and Hospitality are given priority, but other students may be able to participate as well.

Contact: Michael Volgger,

Tax Study Tour

The International Tax Study Tour is offered on a bi-annual basis and allows students and experienced taxation lecturers to travel to various countries throughout the world and to explore their taxation systems. This allows for an in-depth comparison of the world taxation systems in particular with a comparison to that of the Australia Taxation System. The countries vary each study tour but since its inception, the tour has travelled to London, Paris, Rome, Denmark, Berlin, Vienna, Amsterdam, Belgium and the USA. The benefits to students are not also the educational aspects of the study tour but to share their passion of learning with a group of like-minded students. The study tour runs in the semester break in July and travel is for approximately 30 days and is a 25 point credit unit.

Contact: Annette Morgan,

China Business Study Tour

Available to Curtin MBA students, Curtin MBA alumni and Curtin Ignition alumni

Ghent Law Study Tour

Available to Curtin Law students

Miri study tour students posing for a photo in front of a waterfall

“I had never heard of Miri before the tour and wasn’t sure what to expect, but can say that it was definitely the highlight of my degree. We got to trek through the jungle, climb through caves and stay in a traditional longhouse with the Iban tribe.  I can say that these are memories that will stay with me for the rest of my life.”

– Marcus Sharp,
International Business & International Relations
Malaysia Study Tour 2019

International Internships

Love to travel? Why not combine your love of travelling with real industry experience through an international internship!

ACICIS Business Professional Practicums

One of the premier internship programs in the Asia-Pacific region designed for high-achieving undergraduate students, the ACICIS Business Professional Program is both academic and practical. Students undertake 2 weeks of intensive Indonesian language and cultural classes along with industry-led seminars and field trips at Atma Jaya University in Jakarta’s CBD. This is then followed by a 4 week supervised professional internship at an English-speaking firm in Jakarta. Placements are assigned based on your major area of study and areas of interest – with large multinational firms, creative industries, government bodies, Indonesian Stock Exchange, Ministries of Trade, Finance and Chambers of Commerce participating.

Practicums in Law and Sustainable Tourism are also available, and funded by the New Colombo Plan.
The 2021 program will be delivered in a virtual format.

$3000 in New Colombo Plan funding available to eligible domestic students

Find out more on the ACICIS website

Social Enterprise Challenge

Interested in a global career in the not-for-profit sector?

Spend two weeks working on a business project based in either Nepal or Thailand. Consult with local community leaders, industry partners and in-country Challenges Abroad staff to develop and implement a social enterprise proposal in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Apply your business knowledge to make a difference to the livelihoods of disadvantaged communities by inspiring local people to establish and maintain small-scale social enterprises and promote financial awareness. Grow personally and professionally as you step out of your comfort zone and step up to the challenge of being a better global citizen as you learn about the local and global challenges and use your knowledge and skills to identify actions that can be taken to alleviate these. Develop your own cultural competency, leadership, teamwork and employability skills to enhance your resume.

$2000 in New Colombo Plan funding available to eligible domestic students

CRCC Asia Internship Program

The Faculty of Business and Law is offering grants to facilitate students to undertake an international internship program with CRCC Asia. Eligible students may receive a grant of $2,000 to undertake one of the CRCC Asia’s Internship Programs!

CRCC Asia will not only find you a working environment suited to your interests, but will also provide a full schedule of social, cultural and business events to help you make the most of your time in China. Current

Current placements are all taking place in a virtual format.

GO Communications Public Relations Internship

Well suited to public relations, marketing and event management students, you can spend a month interning with one of Malaysia’s top PR consultancy firms in Kuala Lumpur.
Work with top level international clients in a dynamic and fast paced environment whilst learning from the best. Apply what you’ve learn in the classroom in an international setting and give your degree an edge!

$3000 in New Colombo Plan funding available to eligible domestic students

Maldives Human Resources and Finance Internships

Spend a semester undertaking practical work within your field at one of the Maldives top luxury resorts whilst gaining invaluable international work experience and credit towards your degree!

$3000 in New Colombo Plan funding available to eligible domestic students

The view from a mountain lookout at volcanoes on Java

“Atma Jaya University offered us excellent facilities, so much so that we felt like we were at our home university. My biggest take away was learning how other cultures work in office environments specifically in regards to communication. The highlight for me would learning the language and being able to speak to locals after only a few weeks. 

This was the best study experience I have ever had and it was excellent meeting so many people.”

– Douglas Robertson,
ACICIS Business Professional Practicum
Indonesia, 2020

Bring Your Own (BYO) Internship

Found your own international internship? See if it qualifies for credit within your degree