Welcome Australian Catholic University Students

CISaustralia is proud to support Australian Catholic University and their students. CISaustralia and ACU have a signed formal partnership agreement and have been working closely to send qualified ACU students abroad, on many different programs to many different locations, since 2016. This partnership enables students greater access to our overseas programs and ensures they have the best possible experience abroad! We are very proud of our close and long-standing partnership with ACU. We take great pleasure in providing high-quality customer service and in supporting both students and academic staff to develop long-term sustainable programs abroad, which are most importantly for academic credit.

Please scroll down to learn more about the support and program opportunities that CISaustralia offers students and staff at ACU.

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Pre-Approved Programs for Australian Catholic University Students

The following programs have been pre-approved for academic credit by Australian Catholic University. To check your eligibility for academic credit, please contact the ACU Abroad office, your Faculty Advisor or Course Convenor. CISaustralia strongly recommends that you have any overseas courses pre-approved for academic credit before you depart for your program. Documentation that may be useful are the course name, course code, course description and syllabus (all available from the CISaustralia website). Contact a CISaustralia Advisor if any questions.

If you find another CISaustralia program you are interested in that is not currently on the pre-approved programs list below, please contact CISaustralia. We will help direct you to the most appropriate person at your University for further advice on getting your January StudyJuly StudyLanguage StudyInternship AbroadVirtual Internship or Volunteer program pre-approved for academic credit.

Click here for information about Internships.

Financial Support

OS-HELP Funding

OS-HELP is a generous Australian Government funding initiative and is one of the most progressive funding opportunities in the world for university students! Eligible students can access funds to assist them with paying for some – or all – of their approved overseas program costs.

2023 OS-HELP funding amounts:

  • Up to $7,348 – for studies outside Asia
  • Up to $8,817 – for studies within Asia
  • Up to $9,989 – for studies within Asia + Asian language studies

OS-HELP is administered by your Australian University. If you are interested in taking advantage of this funding opportunity you will need to submit an OS-HELP application directly to your University.

If you have any questions about OS-HELP, please contact your CISaustralia Program Advisor.

CISaustralia Scholarships & Grants

Program participants may be eligible to apply for a CISaustralia scholarship or grant. For more information please take a look at CISaustralia’s Scholarships.

Australian Catholic University Scholarships & Grants

ACU offers a range of scholarships that students may be eligible for on the ACU website.

Please contact ACU Exchange and Study Abroad for more information on scholarships and grants.

University Contact

ACU Exchange and Study Abroad is a good source of information for credit approval, funding and general overseas study advice. Upon acceptance into your CISaustralia program, we recommend you make time to visit or contact the ACU International office to discuss your mobility plans. During certain key points in your enrolment process, CISaustralia will connect you with appropriate staff at ACU.

Contact CISaustralia and we can help direct you to the right ACU support staff.

Why CISaustralia?

CISaustralia is dedicated to providing university students with innovative, high quality, short-term overseas study, intern and volunteer experiences for academic credit, while promoting global awareness, inspiring personal growth, and developing engaged world citizens.

  • Choose from 70+ programs in 30+ countries around the world
  • Study at top ranking universities abroad
  • 24/7 on-site support in all program locations – Site Directors and Site Coordinators available to assist with airport pick-up, orientation, excursions and more
  • 98% of students receive academic credit towards their Australian University degree
  • Detailed pre-departure and on-the-ground program and destination counselling
  • Accommodation included in all program locations
  • Improve your employability and build your resume and core skills whilst abroad
  • Immersive cultural experiences – explore historical and inspiring cities and sights, meet people from all over the world, learn a new language, step out of your comfort zone, take part in unique and exciting adventures, experience what real-life learning is truly all about!

Be guided every step of the way by the highly trained CISaustralia team who are passionate about international education and believe that every person should have the opportunity to study and travel overseas – there is so much to learn and experience in this world of ours – and CISaustralia wants to help you!

Whether you want to go overseas for new experiences, or whether you want to do it to further yourself academically and professionally, with a CISaustralia experience you’re going to benefit in ways that are immeasurable!

For Australian Catholic University Academic Staff

Customised Programs

In addition to offering students a variety of short-term study, intern and volunteer programs abroad, CISaustralia also specialises in the design, development and implementation of Customised Programs. This includes study tours, volunteering (experiential service learning), internships, virtual, language programs or a combination – in almost any destination around the world, including Australia and New Zealand.

CISaustralia has been supporting Customised Programs since 2013, with staff in over 40 global locations. Academic staff interested in a Customised Program can get started by completing this brief enquiry form. Once you are ready to build your program,  fill out our questionnaire for an On-Site Program or Virtual Program.

Contact Becca Hancock – Manager, Customised Programs
E: becca@cisaustralia.com.au
T: 07 5571 7887

Academic staff are also encouraged to contact the University’s International or Global Mobility Office for further information.


This has truly been one of the best experiences I have ever had! I feel like a true Londoner now! The placement was exactly what I was looking for. It was an extremely hands on, practical experience which provided invaluable skills for my career. Don’t second guess yourself, just do it! CIS provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself into the workforce of a new country, whilst being fully supported along the way. If you’re thinking about doing an internship abroad, just do it! I promise you won’t regret it!

Intern in England

The learning experience was by the far the best part. I was able to immerse myself into a new life and a new culture, which was something that I had not ever experienced before. I feel really as though I was able to make a difference through providing assistance to the organisation. The exposure was invaluable.

Intern in Malaysia

The whole internship was incredible… would recommend this to anyone interested in the environment and conservation. [My organisation offered] a diverse range of activities that enabled me to get a deeply involved. They make me really feel a part of the team and that my time and effort were beneficial to them.

Intern in New Zealand

I loved my placement! It was amazing and I learnt quite a lot. I was working in the Irish Parliament in the midst of Brexit and Russian tensions flaring. Was quite a learning experience to be where the action was. The location of Ireland itself also made further travel easier as Europe, the Middle East and Asia are all on the way home! The freedom to explore such rich cultures was incredible.

Intern in Ireland

The place I got to work was so inspiring and exactly what I hope to do in the future.

Intern in China

Working up to [my host organisation’s] annual conference was a highlight, it was a really great event and I learnt a lot about event management. I also really enjoyed getting to see New Zealand, both in and outside of Wellington. I [also stayed] with an amazing host family! It really has been a great experience overall.

Intern in New Zealand

I learnt so much about culture and a different lifestyle in South Africa. The best part was that I was able to grow and experience a completely different environment while gaining great insight of Public Health in my internship in Cape Town as well as learning in my day to day life.

Intern in South Africa

Thank you so much! I enjoyed the experience and am incredibly grateful to have been given this opportunity. Keep an open mind going in as the internship might not be exactly what you expect, especially when it is virtual. However, it has exceeded my expectations and you learn so much. Everyone is incredibly nice and very helpful. Enjoy the experience because it goes by really quickly.

Virtual Internship in the USA