UNSW Study Abroadhttp://www.international.unsw.edu.au/study...
Level 16 Mathews Building Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia
Australia: Blue Mountains, Cairns, Canberra and 6 other cities
21 June - 26 July 2013
The University of New South Wales: Sydney, Australia
UNSW Study Abroad offers an exciting range of five-week 'Summer School' courses during the northern hemisphere summer. These 75-hour courses combine a full academic workload for credit with travel to many of Australia's unique destinations.
The first ten days of each course are set in Darwin, Australia's 'top end'. The highlight is a three-day camping expedition into Kakadu National Park viewing ancient Aboriginal rock art, crocodiles and spectacular scenery. The courses then transfer to various locations including Canberra, Melbourne and the Blue Mountains before meeting at the UNSW campus, located twenty minutes from downtown Sydney and ten minutes from the beachside suburb of Coogee. All courses conclude in Cairns in Australia's tropical north, where students complete classes and are able to relax and participate in the wide range of adventure activities available.
Course dates: 21 June - 26 July 2013
Credit: 6 UNSW Credits
Application deadline: Monday 1 April 2013
Program cost: AUD 6,550 (Price for the 5-week program includes full tuition, all accommodation, around 50% of meals, all excursion travel and park entry fees, orientation programs, airport shuttle services, internet access and UNSW student card).
Airfare Package: UNSW and STA Travel have collaborated to organize a flight package for each summer school course.
Three of the Study Abroad Summer School programs running in June/July are:
Tourism and Event Management: Sustaining the Attraction
This course is coordinated by UNSW's Tourism and Hospitality Management Unit, and comprises lectures, industry case studies, workshops, industry presentations, field excursions and travel throughout some of the most prominent and diverse tourist destinations in Australia. The combination of theory and real-life business management case studies provides students with a uniquely engaging and enriching way of learning how Australia is addressing the challenge of sustainability, within the context of tourism and recreation management.
Students participating in this course visit many of its stunning natural, cultural and man-made attractions. In doing so, they will discover the marketing and management techniques that have been used to create such impressive tourism growth, whilst conserving the natural and built heritage environments credited with attracting tourists in the first place.
Students travel to Darwin, Kakadu National Park, Melbourne, Sydney, the Gold Coast, and Cairns.
Australian Environment, Wildlife and Conservation
Academic staff from UNSW and officers from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service present a practical and theoretical introduction to the Australian ecosystem. This course covers a variety of environmental, wildlife and conservation issues by drawing on a diverse range of disciplines including environmental science, geography, environmental policy and sociology.
Through a combination of field trips and classroom-based study, students look at the cultural, political and economic forces that have shaped the Australian landscape from the period before human settlement until the present. This includes learning that conservation integrates natural and cultural values, incorporating the preservation of biodiversity, wilderness, significant natural landforms and indigenous heritage. The course also looks at the impact people have on the landscape, the interaction
of industry and community in the urban environment, and the development of environmental awareness and environmental controversies. Through all of these topics, Australia’s unique flora and fauna are examined and used to highlight the various climactically varied regions visited throughout the course.
Students travel to Darwin, Kakadu National Park, Blue Mountains, Sydney, Daintree Rainforest and Cairns.
International Business: Australia and South East Asia
This multi-disciplinary course is coordinated through UNSW’s School of Management at the Australian School of Business. This School provides extensive knowledge in business relations throughout South East Asia. The 75 hour course comprises of lectures, workshops, consulate visits and guest presentations from representatives of South East Asian countries. Presentations enable students to comprehend the unique aspects of each country and identify positive ways to open business channels
in the South East Asian region and further afield into China.
The course will develop a theoretical understanding of how to do business in foreign countries by examining the methodologies of country risk assessment as a foundation for developing business in Asian countries. In conjunction with this, research and lecture material will centre on South East Asia as a unique economic zone, where countries work independently unlike the united economic zone of the European Economic Union.
Having developed an economic framework from which to work from, we recognise that undertaking business in Asia is a function of culture and history. Students will focus on the developments of five distinct countries: Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam; and the aspects that affect various components of their business. In particular, students will examine how the history of these countries has affected the way business is carried out.
Once developing an understanding of each country’s risk assessment and cultural background, students begin to explore economic systems, politics and marketing in the four countries under examination.
Finally, business cannot be carried out without an understanding of the financial system of each country. The course will look at foreign investment guidelines, banking arrangements, debt raising and foreign currency and how they affect business in such developing Asian countries.
Combining the various components of the course will allow the students a framework to develop business relationships in any country in Asia.
Students travel to Darwin, Kakadu National Park, Canberra, Sydney, and Cairns.
Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)
Price for the 5-week program includes full tuition, all accommodation, around 50% of meals, all excursion travel and park entry fees, orientation programs, airport shuttle services, internet access and UNSW student card.
American, European, Canadian, South African, Kiwi, Worldwide and Asian Participants.
UNSW Study Abroad, in conjunction with Summer School travel provider, STA Travel, offer one travel scholarship to US based students enrolled in the UNSW June-July Summer School. The travel scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need and demonstrated academic merit, on a competitive basis. UNSW Study Abroad offers two AUD 1000 scholarships to students applying directly to the UNSW June-July Summer School courses. Each scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic ability and financial need, on a competitive basis. All applicants must be confirmed and have accepted their position on the June-July Summer School.
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