Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University


International Experience Program: Argentina

Faculty of Science

Agribusiness Tour

Proposed 2018 program

Your participation in this program will develop your analytical and problem solving skills through your participation at the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) Student case study competition in joint attendance at the IFAMA World Forum in Buenos Aires. This is the only global student case competition serving the agribusiness sector. It will allow you to compete against students enrolled in universities from across the globe whilst still having the opportunity to engage with these peers and gaining different perspectives on agriculture and agribusiness practices. Prior to departure and on tour, you will train for the competition with CSU's Professor David Falepau and Dr Sosheel Godfrey . The IFAMA World Forum will this year focus on Sustainable Food Security 2050 and will feature speakers from business, public sector and academia.

The Tour will also include visits to innovative and entrepreneurial agribusinesses in Rosario and locations close to Buenos Aires. This will allow you to understand the intricacies of the Argentinian agricultural value chain and enable you to comparatively analyse it with the Australian agricultural value chain.

When: Approximately 17 - 28 June, 2018 (exact dates will be confirmed upon notification of successful application)

Number of places available: Maximum 20 places
This program will require minimum numbers to proceed.

Eligibility: You must be enrolled in a degree through the “School of Agriculture and Wine Sciences, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences or School of Management and Marketing and have approval to include the subject SCI301 in your degree.  You must also be prepared to undertake some training towards the IFAMA case study competition and have a strong interest in Agribusiness.”

Academic Information: On successful completion of the program you may eligible to receive academic recognition for SCI301. This will require payment of a subject tuition fee and satisfactory participation and completion of specified assessment items.

Financial Assistance: The advertised program cost for students is based on the provision of the $450 Vice Chancellor Travel Grant. Eligibility is restricted to CSU students receiving academic recognition for their participation in the program. This Grant is not paid directly to students but has already been deducted from the program cost.

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 Global's Scholarships and Funding webpage for further information on OS-HELP.

Cost: Approximately $7600 (Exact costs to be advised on notification of successful application)

Costs should include: In-country program fee, international airfares, travel insurance, in-country transport, Forum fee, accommodation (twin share) and some meals.

Costs do not include: CSU subject fees, visas (where applicable), passports, immunisations (if required), additional meals, sightseeing, recreational activities, souvenirs, gratuities and incidentals.

Please note: This is a group ticketed tour.  Your program will depart from a predetermined Australian international airport and return to the same destination on dates confirmed by CSU Global.

Application Timeline: Continue to the bottom of this page for application link

  • Application closing date: applications closed
  • Successful students notified (email): within two weeks of application closing date
  • $1000 non-refundable payment date: within two weeks of notification of success
    (You MUST have obtained or be in the process of applying for your passport by this date - with a minimum of six month validity from the return date)
  • Full and final payment date: 22 April, 2018
  • pre-departure session: To be announced.

Further enquiries regarding the application process should be directed to: 

Alice Wood
CSU Global   
Charles Sturt University
Phone:  + 61 2 6338 4068

Further enquiries regarding the content of this program should be directed to:

David Falepau
School of Agriculture and Wine Sciences
Charles Sturt University
Phone: + 61 2 6933 2566

Indicative Program Outline (subject to change)


Travel to Buenos Aires, ArgentinaAustralia / Buenos Aires
2AM: Site visit - Liniers Livestock Market
PM: Site visit - Equipment dealer / La Merced Feed Lot / Melincué
Buenos Aires / Melincué
3AM: Site visit - Dairy Farm / La Constancia Farm
PM: Site visit - Venado Tuerto
4AM: Site visit - El Desafio Farm
PM: Travel to Rosario
Melincué / Permgamino / Rosario
5AM: Site visit - Export terminals
PM: Site visit - Bolsa de Comercio, AAPRESID (No till ONG), Acsoja (Soybean chain organization) 
6AM: Site visit - Genetic Research company
PM: Travel to Buenos Aires
Rosario / Buenos Aries
7International Food and Agribusiness Management Association Forum and student competitionBuenos Aires
8International Food and Agribusiness Management Association Forum and student competitionBuenos Aires
9International Food and Agribusiness Management Association Forum and student competitionBuenos Aires
10International Food and Agribusiness Management Association Forum and student competitionBuenos Aires
11International Food and Agribusiness Management Association Forum and student competitionBuenos Aires
12Program concludes - participants return to AustraliaBuenos Aires / Australia