ATS2394 / ATS3394 Australia and Asia

ATS2394/ATS3394 Australia and Asia is an innovative, study-tour based unit that takes students out of the classroom and into the field to explore the reality of cross-cultural relations for themselves. Classes begin on campus in mid-November 2014 before heading to Indonesia for ten days in early December 2014. We will explore Java and Bali and hear from academics and experts in Australian-Asian relations of the past, present and future. Students will also have the opportunity to explore specialist sites of international contact and meet professionals in diplomacy, trade and tourism. Optional intensive language training is available for those who wish to develop skills in Bahasa Indonesia.


There are 10 scholarships of $2,000 each available on a competitive basis, plus a further 10 x $1,000 scholarships for the optional intensive language training. These scholarships are funded by the Australian Government’s AsiaBound Grants Program and New Colombo Plan. See ‘Application process’ below for further information about how to apply for a scholarship.

Most students are also eligible for the Monash Abroad Travel Scholarship.


On-campus classes: 17-21 November 2014 (Caulfield campus)

Optional intensive language training: 24-28 November 2014 (Bandung, Indonesia)

Study tour: 1-10 December 2014 (Indonesia)

Provisional itinerary:

1-3 December: Bandung

4 December: Travel from Bandung to Jogyakarta

5-7 December: Jogyakarta

8-10 December: Bali


Approximately $1,200 per student. This will cover all accommodation, all  internal transfers and domestic travel (except for the domestic flight between Jogyakarta and Bali), all site entry fees, all organised networking events, and some meals.

Students are expected to arrange their own international airfare to Indonesia. Students should also bring sufficient spending money for meals, etc..

A program application fee of $500 (included in the above $1,200 cost) must be paid before lodgement of the International Study Program application. 

The balance of payment is due by 7 November 2014 . See Study programs and tours webpage for details and ecart link.

This cost does not include tuition fees.

Note: If students choose to withdraw from the program, they will receive a refund of the application fee up until 39 days prior to the program commencement, after which time no refund will be granted for any program payments.

 Application process

If you would also like to apply for an AsiaBound or New Colombo Plan scholarship, please include a one-page outline with the program application describing:

  • why you wish to do the unit ‘Australia and Asia’,
  • how you hope to benefit from the experience, and
  • how you think you may be able to contribute to enriching Australian-Asian relations in the future.

Submit this one-page outline together with the rest of your application (go to the above link to see the application process).

Scholarships will be awarded based on this outline as well as your academic performance in prior studies.

For further information

Please contact Dr Agnieszka Sobocinska or the Arts in Prato Coordinator.