The National School of Arts offers our students a range of innovative international study experiences around the world, including two-week intensive study tours in locations such as New York, Rome, Beijing, Paris and London. Our study experiences are designed to develop your worldview on your journey to become a global citizen.

Study in New York

New York is famed for its theatre performances and is an important centre and setting for American writing.

HUMA318 The Literature and Drama of New York City gives students the unparalleled opportunity to read literary texts, attend performances and immerse themselves in the locations that gave birth to these texts and to the theatres, galleries and museums that provided the creative impetus to these works.

Tours usually run during the December/January break.

Study in Venice

Visual arts students have the opportunity to attend one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious international exhibitions of contemporary art, the Venice Biennale, as part of their studies. As the event is biennial, the tour occurs on alternate years.

ARTS338 Venice Biennale is open to students who have achieved 20 credit points from 200-level units, ARTS112 Art in the Early 20th Century and ARTS237 Postmodern Art in the 20th Century.

It will next run (subject to approval) in 2019.

Study in Rome

Study at our campus in Rome in either February or during the July semester break. Roman culture, ancient architecture and art by the masters and are all at your fingertips as you study subjects as diverse as history and geography, screen studies and medieval Europe.

Units in 2019

  • HUMA317 History and Geography of Rome, February - unit completed
  • HIST216 Europe in the Middle Ages and Beyond (Rome and Florence) June 16-June 29 
  • PERF215 Screen Studies (Rome) June 30-13 July 


Study the Core overseas

Arts students can opt to study the university core unit UNCC300: Understanding Self and Society at one of ACU's partner universities in Paris, Florence, Milan, London and Beijing. The unit is also being offered at our campus in Rome.

Beginning with questions of personal identity and values, in this unit students consider various questions of human existence, meaning and purpose as they arise in the contemporary world. How we answer such questions shapes all our interactions personal and professional and governs our responses to the situations we encounter.

Complete your Community Engagement overseas 

School of Arts students also have the opportunity to complete HUMA247 Community Engagement and the Civic Professional by participating in the two-week community engagement program 'Live, Give, Learn' in either Thailand or Cambodia.

These programs are supported by a partnership between ACU's Institute of Advanced Community Engagement (IACE) and Challenges Abroad Australia (CAA).

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Other overseas experiences

All Arts students have the opportunity to study abroad during their degree program at one of our partner universities around the world. Students can spend one semester or an entire academic year overseas and, as long as approved units are studied, gain credit towards their Arts degrees. Students remain enrolled with us while overseas and accumulate HECS debt just as they would if studying in Australia. Financial support is available from the University. Explore our full list of partner universities and institutes to find where in the world you can study.

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International Internships

Global Studies students spend the second semester of their third year either at one of ACU's international partner universities or on a 10-12 week international internship. The School offers up to 20 bespoke international internships a year through its partnership with Challenges Abroad Australia, in locations such as Cambodia, Thailand and Nepal.

The Immersion Experience Program

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of International Development Studies (BIDS) undertake a four-week Immersion Experience Program in either Cambodia, Thailand or Timor Leste as part of their degree. The program gives students the opportunity to reflect on and apply the knowledge they have acquired in the classroom to real-world situations in a developing country.


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