The CIS Australia January in France, England, Czech Republic and Italy program emphasises the great cities of Europe through visits to Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, and Paris, France; London, England; Prague, Czech Republic; and Rome, Italy. Soak up these world-class cities’ art, architecture, culture and history as you explore each city as a living, breathing “classroom.”

Best of Europe

This study tour showcases some of the best of Europe. Students explore six major cities using literature and the arts as a guide to understanding the rise and establishment of the urban setting. Through readings and media studies, students examine the artistic process from inspiration to creation. Site visits and guided tours then allow students to experience the historical, geographical and demographical foundations that inform the fictional representations of European cities and their impact on perceptions of those cities today.

Winter Wonderland

Escape the Aussie heat and sun to the fabulous European winter and snow. What better way to enjoy winter than to study the history and culture of cities like Rome, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Paris, Prague and London. Get cosy with a European cappuccino and appreciate the literature, cinema, music and art that has cultivated these impressive cities.

Fields of study  

  • Humanities
  • Anthropology
  • Literature
  • Communications
  • Geography

More information regarding the program can be found in the course profile.

Credit Equivalent

3 Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 3 credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard Global Experiences Student Eligibility Criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by CIS Australia. 

CIS Australia programs are highly competitive and fill up fast so be sure to get your application in as early as possible.

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The program is $7,999 AUD. More information regarding program fees can be found on the CIS Australia website.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by late-October if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.


Accommodation is included in the program cost.

For more information regarding accommodation, please see the CIS Australia website.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Applications for this program have now closed. 

Program Dates

Start: 28 December 2019
End: 14 January 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location:  France, England, Czech Republic & Italy
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​