Proposed 2018 Program
The main focus of this program will be to collaborate with students/staff from Kobe University, Hyogo Prefecture and Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido where a seminar, focusing on beef production and meat science, will be organised between program participants and Japanese students. This opportunity will also allow you to experience the culture of Japan interspersed with visits to Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), local beef producers, abattoirs, forage farms and cattle complexes.
The short CSU Global trip to Japan gave me the opportunity to immerse myself in Japanese culture and cusine. The industry experiences and networking opportunities have been invaluable to my future. Bell Snow, 2017 Program Participant
This program is partially funded by the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan funding. CSU recognises the support of the Australian Government in providing targeted funds which have subsidised the cost of this program to students.
When: Approximately 19 August - 2 September, 2018 (exact dates to be confirmed on notification of successful email)
Eligibility: Students enrolled in CSU's Bachelor of Veterinary Science/Bachelor of Veterinary Biology, Bachelor of Animal Science, Bachelor of Agriculture, Bachelor of Agricultural Science and Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management at the time of undertaking the program.
Academic Information: Bachelor of Animal Science students may receive academic recognition towards ASEMS placement, whereas School of Agriculture and Wine Science students may be able to receive recognition towards an alternative subject. Veterinary Science/Veterinary Biology students will need to negotiate academic recognition through the School. This will require payment of a subject tuition fee and satisfactory participation and completion of specified assessment items. Students must liaise directly with their Course Director for approval to include this subject in their course structure and should do so prior to applying for this program.
Financial Assistance: The advertised program cost for undergraduate students is based on the provision of financial subsidies from the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan. Eligibility is restricted to Australian Citizens enrolled in an Undergraduate degree and receiving academic recognition at the time of participating in the program. These subsidies are limited in number.
Students may also be eligible to receive financial assistance through the Australian Government's OS-HELP loan. OS-HELP is a loan available to eligible Commonwealth Supported students who want to undertake some of their study overseas. OS-HELP can be used for a range of expenses such as airfares, accommodation, and other travel or study expenses.
Eligibility for OS-HELP will be assessed once successful students are selected and is based on a number of criteria. Acceptance into a CSU Global program does not guarantee eligibility for the loan. Please note, you cannot pay your program deposit through OS-HELP.
All funding associated with CSU Global programs (travel grants, scholarships, subsidies and loans) is linked to successful completion of academic and program expectations. Failure to meet these requirements may result in funding being revoked.
Refer to CSU Global's Scholarships and Funding webpage for further information on OS-HELP.
Number of Places Available: 10 places
This program requires minimum numbers to proceed.
Program Cost: Approximately AUD$2000 (exact costs to be advised on notification of successful application)
Costs should include: In-country program fee, international flights, travel insurance, in-country transport (for program activities only), accommodation (twin share) and some site-seeing costs.
Costs do not include CSU subject fees, passports, visas (if required), immunisations (if required), meals, souvenirs, gratuities, additional transport/sightseeing,recreational activities, and incidentals.
Please note all CSU Global Programs are group ticketed. Your program will depart from one designated international airport and return to the same airport as a group.
Application Timeline: continue to the bottom of this page for application link
Charles Sturt University
Bathurst, NSW 2795
Phone: + 61 2 6338 4068
Lecturer in Farming Systems
School of Animal And Veterinary Sciences
Charles Sturt University
Phone: + 61 2 6933 2427
Indicative Program Outline (subject to change)
|1||Depart Australia for Japan||Australia/Tokyo|
|3||Visit Meat and Livestock Australia, DFAT, Australian Embassy||Tokyo|
|4||Travel from Tokyo to Kobe|
Meet with Kobe University staff and students and undertake workshops
|Kobe (Kobe University, Hyogo Prefecture)|
|5||Training in management of Japanese Black Wagyu Cattle||Kobe (Kobe University, Hyogo Prefecture)|
|6||Visit Himeji City, Wagyu Master meat processing centre, Himeji Castle||Kobe (Kobe University, Hyogo Prefecture)|
|7||Visit Tajima Wagyu Ranch Park||Kobe (Kobe University, Hyogo Prefecture)|
|8||Final Student workshop with Kobe university students||Kobe (Kobe University, Hyogo Prefecture)|
|9||Travel from Kobe to Obihiro via Sapporo||may require overnight stopover|
|10||Visit Shimizu Food Service||Obihiro|
|11||Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences for workshops/labs - fatty acid analysis, sensory, image analysis||Obihiro (Obihiro University, Hokkaido Prefecture)|
|12||Site visits: Local fattening farm and abattoir||Obihiro (Obihiro University, Hokkaido Prefecture)|
|13||Site visits: Dairy farm and calf market|
Travel to Sapporo
|Obihiro / Sapporo|
|14||Visit Hokubee Beef||Sapporo|
|15||Visit Hokkaido University||Sapporo|
|16||Program concludes - return to Australia|