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The University of Sydney celebrates largest student mobility program

29 January 2024
The University's mobility program, which sends thousands of students overseas to study, has been recognised as the largest in Australia.

The University of Sydney has the largest student mobility program in Australia, according to a new report from the Australian Universities International Directors’ Forum (AUIDF).

The University offered 5103 mobility experiences in 2022, giving thousands of students the opportunity to travel internationally and earning the top ranking in the 2023 AUIDF Learning Abroad Benchmarking.

The University's extensive range of global experiences includes study abroad and exchange programs.

The achievement is particularly significant given the challenges posed to student mobility programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The University reopened its outbound student mobility programs in mid-2022, demonstrating its commitment to overseas study experiences, with a renewed focus on giving under-represented students – including those from disadvantaged backgrounds – the chance to study internationally.

Shane Griffin, Associate Vice-President, Sydney Future Students, said that the University's mobility programs offered invaluable opportunities for students.

“Students at the University of Sydney have a multitude of global opportunities available at their fingertips," he said. "Whether it’s a short- or long-term experience, we invite students to further develop their leadership skills, interpersonal communication and practical skills by taking their studies overseas.

"These transformative experiences will facilitate their exposure to culturally diverse societies, a range of demographics and different dialects that will help to build their confidence and shape their student experience in memorable ways as they encounter different lifestyles, languages and cultures."

Learn more about overseas study opportunities at the annual Sydney Abroad Fair on 19 March.

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