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Open doors while borders are closed

Plan now, plane later
Start planning for a global experience during your degree with Australia's largest global mobility program.

For the third year in a row, the University’s global mobility program was the largest in Australia. The report examined 2019 data which means before the COVID-19 pandemic, more of you were going overseas during your degree than students from any other Australian university.

Despite the travel ban, students have been gaining valuable global experience through virtual programs. And with the hope of overseas travel in 2022, it's the perfect time to find out more and plan for an experience of a lifetime.

Jingyi completed a virtual short-term program at Korea University in Seoul, South Korea over the summer break.

Jingyi Ling
Bachelor of Economics

“Study abroad is a worthwhile experience. Even though this year we can only study [overseas] remotely, I still felt the amicability from the host institution and met friends from different cultural background. During the three weeks, I completed one 6 points course and immerse myself in a country that I like.”

Summer break "abroad"

It's been quite a year for all of us and while we've all helped shape and grow #usydonline and adapted to virtual learning, many students have taken this to another level with virtual global experiences. 

This year, there are a bunch of short-term programs taking place over the summer break with scholarships for study also available. Experience new cultures, meet students from around the world and engage in new learning, from the comfort of your own home. There are also virtual Open Learning Environment (OLE) in-country units to study a new language and culture.

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)

Depart: 2022

For semester, year-long exchange program and in-person short-term programs, you should start thinking and researching at least 12 months before you depart.

With the possibility and hope of international travel resuming in 2022, now is the right time to start planning for an experience of a lifetime. The application for the Semester 2, 2022 exchange program are now open so find out more and speak to the Sydney Abroad advisers who can help you choose a destination and submit your application.

Last updated: September 2021

15 March 2021

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