Welcome Southern Cross University Students

CISaustralia is proud to support Southern Cross University and their students. CISaustralia and Southern Cross University signed a formal partnership agreement in 2016 and ever since have worked closely to send qualified SCU students abroad, on many different programs to many different locations. 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 SCU. 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 SCU.

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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.

Southern Cross University Scholarships & Grants

Southern Cross University may have scholarships and grants available to assist you with participating in your CISaustralia program. Please contact the SCU International office for details or visit the Southern Cross University website.

University Contact

SCU International 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 SCU International office to discuss your mobility plans. During certain key points in your enrolment process, CISaustralia will connect you with appropriate staff at SCU.

Contact CISaustralia and we can help direct you to the right SCU 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 Southern Cross 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 program has inspired me more than I could possibly convey, I have absolutely no faults and it is something I will remember forever. Seeing the hatchlings for the first time was pretty special.

Sea Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica

Getting to experience a country I love from a different angle and spending time in a city I have never visited [were the best parts]. The people were also incredible. My placement was wonderful and I learned a lot. Explore as much as you can [and] go see everything all over the country.

Intern in New Zealand

Do it… Scuba diving 4 times a day is absolutely exhausting but so worth it. Meeting the other volunteers and learning about everything before we dove [was the best part].

Marine Conservation in Belize

CISaustralia gave me the opportunity to undertake a 4-week virtual internship in the USA. I did this with an immigration law firm based out of New York City. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who isn’t completely ready to pay and commit to an overseas internship… with the current pandemic happening at the moment, it was as if I was actually taking part in the internship there. The weekly cultural meetings always made me feel completely involved and I knew I could turn to CISaustralia for anything I needed. This has been an amazing experience.

Virtual Internship in the USA