What are short-term global experiences?

Short-term experiences are exactly that -  group study tours and on-campus study programs which usually take place during semester break, so between two and six weeks in duration. Some short-term experiences are designed for students studying a particular programs and some have a cross-disciplinary focus such as ‘leadership’ or ‘sustainability’.

An internship or volunteering experience can also be short-term, if you’re interested in a work-based global experience head over to the global internships page.

Short-term experiences may include all or some of the following elements (check the experience page in Mobi for details)

  • Led by RMIT academics from your school or college

  • Accommodation, in-country transport and transfers

  • Itinerary of daily activities; academic, tourist and outdoors

  • Studio visits, lectures, industry engagement or practical work experience

  • On-campus academic studies or classroom experiences, with an exchange partner or an external institution

  • Academic credit (always check with your Program Coordinator)

Explore short-term experience options in the online application portal Mobi.

Can I get academic credit?

Most short-term experiences are eligible for academic credit. The exact credit will need to be discussed with your Program Leader.  If you are receiving credits for your short-term experience, you will need to include a copy of your completed and approved study plan with your application.
You may be required to complete course assessment/s. Some global experiences require assessment submission before and after the travel - check your program for specific details.

Who is eligible?

Broadly speaking, there are short-term experiences to suit any student enrolled in an RMIT program (online, VE, higher ed). Each short-term experience has unique eligibility criteria (follow the links below) please check you meet the criteria before applying.

How much will it cost?

Each global experience varies in cost depending on the destination, duration and activity schedule ($2000 up to $8000). Some experiences are fully funded and some require you to cover the total cost.

You need to have sufficient funds to finance your overseas travel. You may be asked to provide evidence of your financial security when applying for a visa.

Tuition fees
In most cases, you will continue to pay your tuition fees to RMIT; for Commonwealth supported students, this will appear on your HECS statement, if you are an international fee paying student you will receive an invoice for payment.  If you are paying your tuition fees to RMIT, you will enrol in an RMIT course with an exchange course code before you go on your short-term experience.

Financial support
There is a variety of Government funding, scholarships and grants to support students wishing to study overseas.  Study tour participants do not apply directly to GEO for the RMIT mobility grant – your program leader will let you know if there are any grants available for your tour.


How do I apply?

Follow the links below to find out more about the short-term experiences available, each page will provide instructions and deadlines for application via our online application portal Mobi.