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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea; Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
  • Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

    All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.
Dates / Deadlines:

Exchange Program (Semester/Year) applicants: Scroll down to the Program Description to view exchange application deadlines.

All other programs: There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Key Experience Criteria
Key Experience Criteria
RMIT schools: Global, Urban and Social Studies Study level: Postgraduate, Undergraduate
Program type: Study Tours (Global Intensives)
About your Experience
GUSS Smart cities banner 2018Program details
  • Tour Leader: Dr Ian Woodcock
  • Program Dates: 24 June – 8 July 2018
  • Availability: 15 places available
Escape the Melbourne winter and spend two weeks in Japan and South Korea! This intensive provides an opportunity for RMIT students to  learn about the latest development of smart cities in two of the most technological advanced nations on earth with particular reference to national government policies, pilot projects at the city level and the role of the private sector.

The focus will be on examining the innovative implementation of smart technologies, and the interconnections with urban planning, decarbonisation and urban resilience. This is a collaboration between RMIT and the University of Melbourne led by Dr Ian Woodcock and Dr Hyung Min Kim.

Tour highlights include:
  • Meetings with Japanese and South Korean government organisations to understand approaches to Smart Cities in Japan.
  • Visits to Fujuisawa, Kashiwa-no-ha, Sangam DMC and other Smart Cities.
Program cost
The total cost of this study tour is (approx) $1800 – 2750
RMIT materials fee $167 which will cover:
  • Site visits
  • Internal transport in South Korea
  • End of Tour Meal
Additional costs to consider:
  • Airfares: Roughly $1400 (Melbourne - Tokyo - Seoul – Melbourne
  • Accommodation - Students will be required to book and pay for their own accommodation from a list of recommended suppliers. In Tokyo, you can expect to pay roughly $450 for the week and in Seoul roughly $350 – 400
  • Internal transport in Tokyo - Students will be required to purchase a travel card for public transport use
  • Meals
  • RMIT tuition tee
  • Host Country Visa (if applicable)
  • Personal Expenditure
** RMIT student travel insurance:
Students are now covered by RMIT’s travel insurance, although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances. For more info, please refer here.
  • All undergraduate and postgraduate (coursework) students particularly those with an interest in Urban Planning and Environment
Academic credit
  • Undergrad: ARCH1402 Global Cities 12 credit points
  • Postgrad: ARCH1447 Global Cities 12 credit points
Itinerary (TBC)
Smart cities itinerary
Application and Selection process
STEP ONE: Apply for this program on Mobi by clicking on the "Apply Now" button on this page by 12 April 2018.
Complete the following questionnaires:
  1. Outbound Student Mobility: General Information
  2. Short Term Mobility: General Information
    • Under Statement of Purpose, please upload a short (200 word) personal statement addressing how you see the program connecting with your broader studies and your career aspirations.
 STEP TWO: Approved students will be notified by 25 May 2018 and directed to enrol

There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for funding options.

Cancellation fee
Last day to withdraw: 24 May 2018 Cancellation fee: $300

Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.