Our study tours facilitate short-term international experiential learning experiences for Australian students, typically in partnership with Australian universities.
The program focuses on academic-led study tours, international internships and international community development placements that are tailored to the requirements of universities and students. Study tours are designed to help students gain unique learning experiences, a deeper understanding and connection to their chosen field, and develop skills valued by future employers. Our inventive and varied timetables include input from high profile guest speakers, classroom-based learning and immersive community-based activities.
This year, Scope Global managed four international study tours and approximately 70 students to take their learning outside the classroom. Study groups travelled to Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam to further their studies in international development and international relations.
Our services included concept and itinerary development, logistics management, risk management, access to local experts, and provision of pastoral care and in-country support.
Case study: Exploring international relations in Singapore
In December 2016, 21 University of Adelaide students travelled to Singapore for an international relations study tour.
On a typical morning, the group took part in lectures focusing on Singapore’s political, foreign policy and cultural history and future. They heard from guest speakers such as former Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bob Carr, and Singaporean politician, lawyer and academic Sylvia Lim.
In the afternoons, the timetable included activities to complement the classroom-based learning. The group visited sites such as Parliament House, museums, and the Australian High Commission, and took part in the Ground Up initiative, a volunteer-driven community that cultivates environmental awareness.
The entire trip was of huge benefit. The chance to work closely with fellow students in a wholly new environment really fosters a unique energy and ethos that enables engagement on a level I had never previously experienced in university life. I feel privileged to have been able to visit so many fantastic sites, meet so many interesting people and really get to feel the fabric of life in Vietnam.
Spencer Platten, University of Adelaide student, international development Vietnam study tour 2017