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Study Tour Courses

Do you want a course that takes you out of the classroom and into the field? Study tour courses give you the chance to do first-hand research in an overseas location.

These courses are delivered intensively and run between four to six weeks. Students undertake preparatory classes at ANU before being accompanied on the study tour by an ANU academic. Courses may incorporate language training, field work and visits to institutions.


Four to six weeks. Study tour courses are held in Summer, Autumn, Winter or Spring sessions.


Study tour courses have run in destinations all across our region including Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Japan, Samoa, Fiji, Hawai'i and Mongolia.


Six to twelve units.

Current Offerings

Search the Global Programs System for current study tour course offerings.

Complying Degrees



New Colombo Plan funds eight new ANU College of Asia & the Pacific programs

Students at The Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific will have more opportunities to study overseas after the College was awarded New Colombo Plan (NCP) funding for eight student mobility programs in the recent funding round.

The College received funding to assist 80 students to undertake student mobility programs in the Asia Pacific. Seven of the eight successful projects have also received multi-year funding, ensuring the sustainability of the programs.

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Embracing the unexpected in Indonesia: Sophie Hewitt’s reflections one month in

Fifth-year Law/Asia-Pacific Studies (Year in Asia) student Sophie Hewitt recently arrived in Indonesia to commence her journey on the Year in Asia program. We asked Sophie to share her experiences from her first month in Indonesia, and to reflect on her goals for the year ahead.

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Inside a superpower

Master of Public Administration and Master of Public Policy student Tim Balin was one of two winners of the 2016 Congressional Research Fellowship Program.

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A tale of two cities in Myanmar

The contrast between Yangon and Naypyitaw shows both the leaps and limits of Myanmar’s incredible transformation.

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Myanmar study tour returns to Canberra

TOM MURPHY and CLAUDIA MOONEY report back on what they learned in Myanmar.

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