About Global intensives and programs

Course content is designed to be generalist so that all students can participate, regardless of the degree level or discipline studied.

Tours that focus on a particular discipline often include site visits to give students exposure to industry experts, and an insight into international practices, enterprises and standards relating to that career or industry.

Study intensives - are generally for one week, and you will learn in a classroom setting.

Global intensives – are generally for two to three weeks, and you may learn through a combination of classroom face-to-face learning, site visits and cultural experiences.

Study programs - The College offers multi-destination three week international study programs which are particularly suited to accounting students.

Course content and assessment

When you are accepted into an intensive, you enrol in a specific course (see individual destinations for details). Before you travel, you will attend workshops exploring cross-cultural issues.

Then you will head overseas to study intensively – this may include going on site visits to local businesses, attending classes at an overseas university, joining a cultural tour, or a combination of any of these.

During your time overseas, you participate in assessment tasks and in most cases, complete additional requirements when you return to RMIT. For example, assessment tasks may include a group presentation, a business report, a reflective learning journal or an individual assignment.

If you’ve done everything right, the intensive is credited towards your RMIT studies.

Eligibility and application


Some tours may be available only to undergraduate or postgraduate students. Some may also be best suited to students studying particular courses or programs. Please check the information about each global intensive destination to ensure you meet eligibility requirements.

How to apply

Application forms are available from each global intensive destination page. Additional selection criteria may apply, and extra documentation may be required depending on the destination, visa requirements and citizenship of intensive participants.

In some cases, a deposit is required at the time of application.

Closing dates vary for each tour, but in all cases, early application is advised.


Tour and tuition

The cost of a global intensive will vary depending on the destination. The cost will generally include airfares, taxes, insurance, accommodation and visa fees.

In addition, students pay tuition fees associated with studying the equivalent of two RMIT general elective courses, including any related materials fee associated with these electives.

Financial assistance

Travel grants, scholarships and bursaries may be available to RMIT student. Contact individual tour leaders or the Education Abroad Office for further information.