EEB442 International Cultural and Educational Experience (8)

This subject facilitates the students academic inquiry associated with the participation in a Short Term International Experience Program, of at least three weeks duration, conducted in an educational setting. The subject will deliver pre-travel orientation and study activities; and post-International program personal and professional reflection. Whilst overseas, students will live and engage with the local community and be encouraged to visit sites of cultural and historical importance.
Programs should include some practical experience in an educational setting relevant to the students education sector.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Enrolment Restrictions

Available to all students studying through the School of Teacher Education, School of Education, School of Information Studies or the School of Indigenous Australian Studies.

Enrolment in this subject is not available to students who have completed EEB310 and HSS305 as it shares similar content.

Subject Relationships

EEB310 Incompatible Subject - shares similar content
HSS305 Incompatible Subject - shares similar content

Incompatible Subjects

EEB310, HSS305

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss the global issues associated with their educational sector, with a particular focus on the country to be visited;
  • be able to discuss the cultural issues associated with education as it relates to the country to be visited;
  • be able to demonstrate culturally competent behaviours during an international visit;
  • be able to teach, deliver training, and/or provide educational assistance in an educational setting in the country of visit;
  • be able to reflect on their participation in a Short Term International Experience Program as it relates to their development as a teacher; and
  • be able to reflect on their International experience in relation to the cultural and educational differences between Australia and the country visited.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to Global issues in education
  • Country, culture, and community
  • Teaching practice during an international experience placement
  • Introduction to the benefits and conduct of a short term international experience program
  • Introduction to the country to be visited, including:
  • Cultural expectations and behaviours
  • Manners and customs
  • History and culture (including art, music, food, dance, etc)
  • Language and communication
  • Political climate and other issues
  • Introduction to the educational institutions of the country to be visited
  • Reflecting on the International experience
  • Strategies for effective reflection
  • Keeping a record of experiences and activities
  • Reflecting on teaching and learning
  • Reflecting on own professional practice
  • In country orientation

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 15 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students are required to participate in work experience within an educational setting relevant to their education sector during an International overseas program. The duration of this workplace learning is to be a minimum of 15 days.


Current Students

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Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.