Studying your degree can be so much more than just lectures and assignments. You can also travel the world, experience new cultures, and gain a new perspective in your learning.
And best of all, you can do all this while earning credits that count towards your degree!
So let’s jump in and explore how you can internationalise your time at university.
1. Immerse yourself in a different culture.
2. See the world from a different perspective.
3. Develop your independence while gaining key skills valued by employers.
4. Pick up a new language.
5. Add your course fees and travel expenses to your HELP Loan.
As an exchange student, you can study at one of our exchange partner universities. UC has partners in Europe, Asia, North America and South America.
If you are unable to find a prearranged program in a country of your choice, we can help you apply directly to a specific university, get organised and get credit for your studies.
If course requirements, work obligations or family commitments hold you back from experiencing a semester abroad, consider a short term program! Available during the summer and winter breaks, they provide you with an opportunity to study and travel overseas without disrupting normal study periods.
Many degrees can include an international experience, such as an internship, community project, or a clinical placement. It’s a great way to expand your mind and professional network.
Short term programs run over 2-5 weeks, designed and led by UC faculty members specifically for UC degrees. They function like an international field trip as part of a unit.
How you can feel at home during your semester away
Laura Jacobs took the huge plunge of taking her first solo overseas trip to America’s biggest college, the University of Central Florida. See her seven tips for feeling right at home regardless of where in the world you decide to spend your exchange.
See how you can have unique experiences with your classmates and lecturers.
The Faculty of Health’s annual Sport Study Tour to North America has become a must-do experience for sport students. See the once-in-lifetime experiences our students had travelling the US and Canada to see best-practice sport and recreation in action.
Discover how you can turn a three week program into a trip to remember.
Donovan McComb-Gray visited Michigan for a short course program over the winter term to learn about social media. Read more about his experiences and his tips for anyone wishing to travel to America or study abroad.
Every year, we capture our students’ travels and adventures through our biannual photo competition, allowing students to share their experiences.
Over the years, we have gathered many fantastic snaps from our exchange destinations, with the Hall of Fame highlighting the fun of travelling and what it truly means to breakthrough and explore this fantastic world we live in!