international cultures

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?

Humanities & Social Inquiry
Lady in yellow shirt holding books Literature & Language
Social Science & Advocacy

Meet Thomas

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. Thomas BACHELOR OF ARTS - BACHELOR OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (DEAN'S SCHOLAR)

Stories to inspire you

Phil Orchard Championing refugee rights
Adi Holmes Fighting for Human Rights
PhD student Alexander Tindale looking into the distance Our cultural mosaic
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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
  • Government
  • Human rights
  • Librarian


  • Natural resource manager
  • Policy advisor
  • Policy analysis and evaluation
  • Politics 
  • Population analyst
  • Soil specialist
  • Tourism and recreation planner
  • Translator
  • Translator
  • Travel and tourism
  • Water resource manager
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