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Student exchange and study overseas opportunities

Explore, learn, connect and stand out

Reasons to participate

  • Explore

Why wait until you graduate to travel overseas? With UOW Partner Universities across the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, participating in an International Exchange or Short-term study abroad program will be your ticket to travel overseas while gaining credit for your degree. 

  • Connect

Studying abroad will allow you to immerse yourself in a different culture, opening your mind to new experiences and perspectives. While you are travelling and studying abroad, you will have the opportunity to build your international network and make lifelong friends overseas.

  • Learn

During your study abroad experience you will have the opportunity to enhance your generic skills, both professionally and personally. While you are abroad, you will acquire practical experience in speaking a new language, as well as developing your cross-cultural and interpersonal communication skills. International exchange students often gain a sense of independence while they are overseas, and return home with newfound confidence. Studying abroad will allow you to engage in self-reflection and critical thinking, as well as collaborative work with your international peers. These skills are transferable into your academic and professional life.

  • Stand Out

When applying for Graduate positions, Business and Law students who have embarked on study abroad stand out among their peers. The skills acquired during a study tour or an international exchange experience extend beyond those learnt inside the classroom, and prepares students to work in a global business environment.

Virtual global opportunities

International travel is on hold right now, but still you can take up invaluable global opportunities suited to your interests and your studies – without any of the jetlag!

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Study abroad and learn advanced new skills that can direct you to greater opportunities.

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Someone thinking about going on study abroad, I would just say just go ahead do it. It'll be the time of your life. Even if it's going to extend your degree, just do it because there's so many things you can get out of it. It is just an amazing experience.  

The internship I did was with the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. I got to see the forefront of, I guess, an Australian diplomatic mission in another country.

The benefits of doing the internship is definitely the opportunities, you get to learn a new set of skills. Do internships that aren't necessarily in your own field so it gives you a more broad skill set, a more broad sense of experience. And it definitely helps you grow and develop into the future and it could open doors to opportunities that you never thought were there. So, it's definitely something to take advantage of.

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