HSS305 International Exchange (8)

This subject is provided in recognition of students' full and compliant participation in an International Short Term Program.

Programs will comprise 120-140 hours learning in a cultural and educational program in an international setting involving students engaging in studies of culture, language, history, art, etc. with visits to sites of cultural and educational significance, and intercultural engagement with local people. These activities may take place within the context of a professional work placement. However, workplace placements, in this subject, do not contribute to professional accreditation hours.

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 Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • develop an improved ability to think globally and consider issues from other cultural perspectives
  • demonstrate an awareness of their own cultures and its perspectives, and other cultures and their perspectives
  • appreciate the importance of multicultural diversity to professional practice in their field of study
  • appreciate the complex and interacting factors that contribute to notions of culture and cultural relationships
  • value diversity of language and culture
  • develope cross-cultural communication skills and some facility with local language
  • develope social, cultural and educational knowledge and understanding of the specific context of the international experience.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Pre-departure orientation to international partner institutions and personnel
  • Intercultural social activity
  • Studies of culture: through one or more of history, language, art, music, food, dance, customs, communications and professional experiences
  • Visits to sites of historical, cultural, national and local significance
  • Post-program debriefing to enhance learning outcomes
  • Keeping a record of experiences and studies

Residential School

This subject contains a 1 day Compulsory Residential School.

This is an orientation day in which students are provided with specific details of the International Short Term Program, travel arrangements, cultural orientation, language, professional opportunities and requirements, and general conditions of participation.

The orientation day is an opportunity for students to meet with each other, and participating staff.

Special Resources

This subject involves international travel.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

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.