Masterclass 3

From concept to calibration: learning abroad program design 

Date: Tuesday 15 October 2019
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Registration fees:

If attending the conference: $575
If only attending the masterclass: $625

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This masterclass will bring together academics and professional staff to explore learning abroad program design – from concept to calibration. Participants will bring an idea to workshop with the group and will work through the process of putting together a learning abroad program. This will include identifying what funding is available and how to put together a good funding application. We will also explore how to work within the education system for approvals, as well as working with third-party providers.

Learning abroad practitioners will share their perspectives on how to work with central teams to recruit students, design the application process and prepare the students. Academic champions will also share their experience as study tour leaders: what to expect, tips and tricks on putting a program together to achieve learning outcomes and providing the best experience for students and staff alike.

Learning objectives: 

This session will provide participants with an understanding of what funding is available (including alternatives to standard funding) and how to put together a good application, learn how to work within the university system for approvals, gain perspectives from those who have been study tour leaders before, understand the learning abroad staff perspective, how mobility offices can support the process and learn how to work with third-party providers/partner organisations.

Key interest areas: 

  • Learning abroad
  • Teaching and learning 

Target audience:

Mobility practitioners of all levels, academics, teaching and learning staff and study tour leaders.


  • Linda Rust, Manager, Global Experiences, RMIT University, Australia
  • Peta Sanderson, Pro Vice Chancellor, International, University of Notre Dame, Australia
  • Other speaker(s) TBA