In our globalised world, the ability to negotiate, trade, and collaborate across cultures is critical. You can turn your curiosity about international cultures into a set of skills that could take you anywhere in the world. Choose your international path at UOW, and you could learn a language, investigate how cultural differences impact issues that span borders, and develop solutions that address world issues.
How will you understand international cultures?
Are you interested in international relations and how economic, social, and environmental issues impact global development? Would you like to become fluent in new language, and open the door to global work opportunities? Consider study in humanities and human inquiry at UOW.
Would you like to become fluent in a foreign language and immerse yourself in another culture? Or would you like to understand the role that language plays in our perception and understanding of each other? Consider study in literature and languages at UOW.
Are you interested in complex global issues like changes to our climate, population growth, or economic development? Would you like to investigate how these issues impact communities and use your knowledge to improve outcomes? Consider study in social science and geography at UOW.
Studying French at university was a great opportunity to make the final push from proficient to fluent. I studied abroad in France and New Caledonia where I realised how important knowing another language is. Language can open so many professional doors and demonstrates to employers that you have a long-term vision and can work towards achieving a goal.
Stories to inspire you
While conflicts and instability persist, people will continue to flee in hopes of finding refuge. Displaced people are not always shown the compassion they need, but refugee advocate and Associate Professor of International Relations Phil Orchard remains optimistic that their plight will improve.
As a volunteer for Amnesty International, Adi Holmes found her motivation: freedom for West Papua. Studying a double degree in International Relations and Law, Adi is looking to use her degree to make an impact for the West Papuan people who have been controlled by Indonesian law for more than five decades.
A new look at census data has provided human geography student Alexander Tindale and supervisor Dr Natascha Klocker with a view of the growing number of mixed-ethnicity partnerships in Australia, suggesting that barriers between different cultural groups are coming down, and notions of ethnic enclaves are becoming out dated.
See where your degree could take you
At UOW, you'll develop real-world practical skills and content, not just theory. The latest QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey ranked employers’ overall satisfaction with UOW graduates at 89.6%, placing UOW 1st among NSW universities.
As a UOW graduate, you can go on to have careers in foreign affairs and international organisations, and with other businesses that have a focus beyond Australia’s borders. Being bilingual or multilingual enhances employability prospects and opens up global career options. Here are just some of the careers you could pursue:
- Art historian
- Coastal zone manager
- Community planning and development
- Content creator
- Environmental impact analyst
- Environmental officer
- Federal and international policy
- Foreign affairs and trade officer
- Geospatial intelligence officer
- Human rights
- Natural resource manager
- Policy advisor
- Policy analysis and evaluation
- Population analyst
- Soil specialist
- Tourism and recreation planner
- Travel and tourism
- Water resource manager
UOW's Careers Central offers advice on the career options that study in a particular discipline can provide, including sample jobs, employers, key skills, professional associations and postgraduate study options.
See how UOW can help you connect with potential employers and learn the skills you need to launch your career successfully.
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