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The future of exchange and study abroad

From virtual to in-person, there’s an overseas experience for you
While international travel might not be possible right now, it's the perfect time to find out more about global study opportunities in 2022 and start planning an experience of a lifetime.

2021 Sydney Abroad Fair

The annual Sydney Abroad Fair will be held virtually. It kick-offs with a live stream on Tuesday 12 October from 11am to 1pm followed by partner info sessions on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 October. There is also a virtual world challenge, a scavenger hunt style activity for all three days. Register for the live event and for more information, including:

  • Student and alumni panels with FAQs: the live stream present panels by alumni, past Sydney students who have gone on to work in a global field, and current students, who have had a global experience in their degree. Hear also about the types of programs and destinations as well as the impact of COVID-19.
  • Partner info sessions: across the two days, our global partners from around the world will present their university, city and reason you should chose them as your study abroad or exchange destination. You can also ask questions to Sydney students who studied at these partner universities across Asia, Europe, North America and the UK.
  • Plan for the future: the Sydney Abroad Virtual Fair is the perfect opportunity to find out more about overseas study opportunities, including affordable, virtual and in-person international experiences, and meet the team who will help make it possible.

Amelia studied a virtual OLE Italian unit through the School of Languages and Cultures (SLC)

Amelia Byrne
Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications)

"Despite the travel ban, I got to experience Italy with the intensive virtual OLE in-country unit with a partner university. It was exciting to learn from Italian teachers through online workshops and live city tours via Zoom. We gained fundamental language skills, had daily chats with local students and cooked along with Italian chefs. Engaging with real-life content was very rewarding!”

Summer break virtual programs

The summer break is a great opportunity for students to undertake a short-term virtual overseas experience including internships and study programs. These provide the valuable skills that you usually develop through international experiences without some of the costs associated with travelling overseas.

There are some short-term programs over the summer break that are available for in-person study for students in their country of citizenship/permanent residence, where they are currently residing in that country.

It’s so much more rewarding being able to engage with content that’s real-life. You also get the taste of travel without the jet-lag and damage to your bank account.
Amelia Byrne, Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications)

Planning for 2022 exchange 

Did you know that planning and applications for semester exchange programs start up to 6-12 months before you depart? Applications for Semester 2, 2022 exchange programs are currently open so you can start the process now.

The Sydney Abroad Fair will help you explore your international options and inspire you to choose a program best suited for your studies. In the meantime, there are a number of info sessions run by Sydney Abroad advisers that will provide guidance around the application process.

Last updated: September 2021

1 October 2020

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