Study tours

Study tours run for 2-3 weeks and offer you the opportunity to combine study and cultural immersion, while gaining credit towards your degree. You will be guided by academics and have access to opportunities otherwise out of reach for an independent traveller.

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How to Apply

To be eligible for a Faculty of Arts and Education study tour you must meet the following requirements:

  • successfully completed 8 credit points, at time of application
  • a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 50 or higher
  • any pre requisite units specified in the programs handbook information (see individual program for link through to handbook information)


Each program has additional costs in addition to standard unit tuition fees. 

These costs may include but are not exclusive to:

  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Activities 
  • Transfers

Specific program costs, inclusions/exclusions will be detailed in the full program descriptions. 2017 costs to be advised early Trimester 1 2017.

Please note: All study tour units attract normal tuition fees. For Commonwealth-supported students, this will appear on your HECS statement. International fee-paying students will receive an invoice for payment.

For more information on options to assist with the costs of course-related travel, please see 'Financial Assistance'.

Enrolling in a study tour unit:

You will only be able to enrol in your study tour in StudentConnect after you have been offered a place in a program.

Do you have room in your course for the study tour unit? Where will it fit? If you're not sure, or haven't spoken to course adviser in a while, it's important you contact Student Services to check you will have space for a study tour unit in the remainder of your course. Contact a Course Adviser

Applications for 2017 programs will open in the Deakin Abroad Portal in April 2017.

Faculty of Arts and Education Study Tours I'm interested!

Japanese Politics, Society and Culture - International Studies Study Tour. Tokyo, Japan.

Trimester 3: November - December.

Unit: AIS203 Japanese Politics, Society and Culture.

Gain insights into Japan's distinctive culture an utilise these insights to reflect upon your own culturally-embedded understandings. This program is designed to enhance your intercultural communication skills and competencies. This study tour will develop your understanding of Japanese society and politics, through a combination of workshops, field trips, guest lectures and seminars.

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Buddhist Studies in India - Philosophy Study Tour. Varanasi, India. 

Trimester 3: December - January.

Unit: ASP263 Buddhist Studies in India.

Experience an intensive introduction to Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan Buddhist hermeneutics and Tibetan history and culture. You will study at the Central University of Tibetan Studies (CUTS) in Varanasi. Lectures are conducted in the traditional Buddhist manner of presenting texts and philosophical issues (often through interpreters) with time for questions afterwards.

You will participate in lectures on Tibetan politics, art, music and medicine and you will participate in various ancillary activities, including Indian cultural programs, tours of Varanasi and travel to important Buddhist sites in India, including Bodh Gaya, Raj Ghir and the ruins of Nalanda University.

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Middle East Study Tour. Jordan and Qatar

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN! Closing Sunday 14 May, 2017.

Trimester 3: November

Unit: AIE365 Middle East Study Tour

The study tour aims at creating intercultural and political understanding by offering you a first-hand view of life in two Arab monarchies at opposite ends of the economic spectrum. With a focus on interacting with local people, including their fellow university students, the tour aims to create deeper levels of understanding and empathy for the participants, as well as exposing them to the general benefits of encountering new cultures and environments.

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Screen & Design Study Tour. Tokyo and  Kyoto, Japan.

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN! Closing Sunday 14 May, 2017.

Trimester 3: November

Unit: ACG308 Japan Study Tour

Explore Japan's contradictions: from Harajuku pop culture to the temples and old market streets of Kyoto. The tour highlights how traditional and emerging art practices and technologies converge within contemporary Japanese culture.

This unit engages with divergent Japanese cultures - from high concept art & design to anime, manga and game culture - through visits to key places of interest including Akihabara, Ginza design precinct, and the temples and shrines of Kyoto.

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Participation and enrolment is subject to a selection process with academic coordinators. Students should obtain course advice prior to applying for a study tour and have an alternative unit identified, in the event they are not accepted into the study tour or a study tour does not run.

Deakin may postpone or cancel a study tour at any time, if it is determined the safety of Deakin staff and students could be compromised.

Program details, costs, dates and inclusions are subject to change. A minimum number of participants applies to all study tours.

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