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  • Locations: Lismore, Australia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year - Academic
  • Restrictions: UW-Stout applicants only
  • Cost Estimate: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018
Rolling Admission 02/25/2019 06/14/2019
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 11/04/2019 02/21/2020
Year - Academic 2019-2020 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior Housing Options: Self-Arranged
Language Courses Offered: No Internships Available: Yes
Faculty Led: No Exchange Program: No
Program Description:




Southern Cross University is a vibrant, contemporary Australian university with campuses at the Gold Coast, Lismore, Coffs Harbour and Sydney. The University operates both The Hotel School Sydney and The Hotel School Melbourne in partnership with Mulpha Australia. Southern Cross University has a dedicated team of staff at SCU International who are committed to assisting international students.

The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management is a pioneer of tourism education in Australia, with many years of accumulated knowledge and experience in delivering world-class tourism, hospitality and events courses that accommodate the changing needs of 21st century students. SCU understands the importance of integrating classroom study with practical experience and places a high value on the workplace component of a student’s education. The success of these courses is built on the strong internship partnerships developed with industry over the last 20 years.

The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program is instrumental in a very high graduate employability rate with 97 per cent of internship organizations expressing their willingness to offer graduates ongoing employment. The major component of the WIL program is an industry internship. Students undertaking an internship complete a minimum of 450 hours during a 14-week placement with a tourism/ hospitality organization. Additionally, authentic and individually tailored assessments provide students with an opportunity to apply concepts and principles of business management to a workplace setting in the tourism/hospitality industry.

The Study Abroad Hospitality Internship program offers you the chance to:

• Apply university studies to the workplace
• Build valuable ‘hands-on’ skills and experiences in another country
• Test career choices
• Improve your intercultural communication skills
• Develop an international network
• Gain a competitive advantage in the global job market
• Live and work in a world-renowned tourism destination.

Location: Orientation will be located in The Gold Coast however, placements will vary in locations around Australia.  

The Gold Coast, Australia’s premier tourist spot for nightlife, casinos, surfing and theme parks, is located about an hour north of Lismore.  The Great Barrier Reef is only a few hours to the north. The region around Lismore is also noted for its world-renowned rain forests where students can enjoy mountain climbing and bushwalking. Only 35 minutes from Lismore, Byron Bay provides an international focal point for the area's thriving hospitality industry. The coastline in the region is one of Australia’s best, offering long stretches of beaches for swimming and surfing



Student partaking in the The Hospitality Internship program will be enrolled into 48 SCU credits (equivalent to 16 UW-Stout credits) and upon successful completion, they will be awarded an academic transcript.
The Hospitality Internship consists of two components:

1. One-week long orientation, located in The Gold Coast.
During orientation, there will be interactive and experiential sessions regarding:
-Professional practice
-The Australian tourism and hospitality industry
-Intercultural communication
-Career development
-Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Certificate
-Industry field trip to Byron Bay
-Social activities

2. A 14-week Internship Placement, located at the destination you will be placed at.
You will receive a paid internship position at a tourism/hospitality organization in a premier tourism location (such as Uluru, Kakadu National Park or the Great Barrier Reef). The placement entails:
-Assistance with gaining a paid industry placement
-Onsite staff accommodation (at an additional cost)
-Advice, academic supervision and mentoring by our award winning WIL team
-Ongoing support and feedback on career development
-Access to CareerHub, the University’s employment and career information website.


Accommodation: During orientation week, housing will be provided for those five nights as well as some meals and activities at the Gold Coast. The living expenses during orientation are not included and is at the responsibility of the student. Students are responsible for finding their own accommodation during their internship placement and for their living expenses. Employers may offer housing or assist in finding accommodation as they are aware that students do not have means of transportation.

Transportation: Students will be responsible for the internal transport within Australia from the Gold Coast to the industry placement.

Passport and Visa: Please visit the Education Abroad website for information on passports and visas.  


The Cost Estimates at the top of this program website are used to determine the costs for the term you would like to go abroad. For information on financing your education abroad program visit the Financial Aid, Grants and Scholarships link on our website.