PRIMO: first year learning abroad programs

Are you an undergraduate first year student, but already feel like travelling the world?

ANU introduces PRIMO First Year Learning Abroad Programs. PRIMO programs are short overseas, multi-disciplinary, credit-bearing and the destinations we offer will inspire you to dream.

Opportunities currently cover a range of short courses in Canada, the United Kingdom, Hungary, South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong.

A number of programs will be funded through a combination of ANU and Australian Government grants.

While priority is given to applicants in their first year of undergraduate study, later year students can also apply for certain programs but will not be eligible to receive grant funding. Later year students may have access to OS-HELP if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Please click on the link for each program below to find out more about application and funding.

Applications for Summer 2019 will be open from 16 July 2018 to 30 September 2018.

Current options:

South Korea - Winter Abroad at Yonsei, Seoul

Yonsei University offers a six week winter program at its Seoul campus for first year students to enjoy an academic winter session in Seoul. The program is composed of two separate three week sessions, with intensive morning coursework and afternoon Korean language classes.

Japan - 'Winter in Japan' at Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto)

If you are interested in learning about Japanese language and culture, this program is tailored for you. You will have the opportunity to undertake five weeks of study, field trips and cultural activities at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto.

Hungary - Budapest Winter Programme at ESSCA

Experience the beauty of a European winter with ESSCA Hungary at their winter programme in Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube. Students can spend two weeks studying business and marketing (no prerequisites required), including cultural and corporate visits across Hungary.


Previous options for the Winter Session included:

Canada - Political Sciences Summer Institute at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Enjoy two weeks in the Canadian summer, studying political sciences at one of Canada's leading universities. Students will be taught by award winning professors and researchers as well as others from the world of politics and the media. Cultural trips and field work as well as peer based learning will be integral to the learning experience.

United Kingdom - International Summer School at University of East Anglia, Norwich, England

UEA offers students the opportunity to spend four weeks living in a medieval city, studying with a diverse international cohort of students. There are a range of subjects on offer from digital animation to medieval plagues, and a range of social activities on offer, including weekend trips to London and Stonehenge.

South Korea - International Summer Semester at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul

Explore Korea's history, culture and people though a unique 4-week academic program at one of Korea's leading educational institutions this winter. Students can choose from a wide variety of courses in the fields of business and management, economics, social sciences, engineering, computer science, date science, and Korean studies. At the same time, students will experience Korea and gain numerous new friends from around the world as well as participating in various extracurricular activities such as Old City Tour, Taekwondo Tryout, K-pop Dance, and many more.

Hong Kong - International Summer School at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Experience the local culture and life in an unique international cosmopolitan at one of Asian booming economies by studying a short course at the Chinese University of Hong Kong this summer. Students can study a wide variety of academic courses while participating in many cultural and social activities with local and international students around the world. The course also includes a field trip to Shenzhen or study break to Beijing.