Short-term programs

Study, travel and earn credit towards your degree with a short-term global experience.

Short-term experiences are brief overseas opportunities, or online study programs which can run anywhere between two to six weeks. Usually delivered during semester breaks, these offerings are the perfect way to have a global experience without impacting on your semester studies. 

Whether you're looking for a program that is across a wide range of study areas, or centred around a particular topic, you'll find an opportunity that is right for you. Each short term global experience has unique eligibility criteria, duration, course credits and costs though and don't forget to explore the program's details to find the right activity for you.

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Short-term exchange

Undertake a short program with a partner university and tick off a course or two during the summer or winter breaks. You’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a foreign culture while undertaking an intensive academic program.

There are over 20 options per semester break, and you continue to pay your RMIT tuition fees as normal.

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Short-term study abroad

Study Abroad programs are just like the short term exchange programs, however the tuition fees and funding arrangements are slightly different. While this global experience will still provide you with an amazing overseas adventure, these study abroad programs may require out-of-pocket tuition fee payments.

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Study tours

Study tours are RMIT taught courses which involve a travel component (or an online global experience). Led by RMIT academics, study tours are an opportunity for you to travel overseas with your fellow peers on an itinerary of daily activities and gain course credit.

Click below and check with your RMIT Academic Area to see which tours are on offer to you.

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Online short-term experiences

Unable to travel? There are also plenty of brilliant opportunities available for you to take an online program either in summer or winter, including some of our study tours, without leaving your home.

Financial assistance

Did you know there is government funding, scholarships and grants available to support you on your global experience?

Student stories

Grace Leong | Winter in Sophia University | Global Summer | Japan

Grace Leong | Winter in Sophia University | Global Summer | Japan

"This experience gave me such a fresh perspective on life, culture, and people. It also helped to give me the confidence to travel alone in a foreign country despite knowing very little of the language."
Riley Fyffe | Business Globalisation | Study Tour | Canada

Riley Fyffe | Business Globalisation | Study Tour | Canada

"Jump at the opportunity to participate on a study tour. It's a great way to make friends and build industry connections to enhance your career."

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.