Combine study and travel by participating in short-term field schools or semester-long exchange programs, bringing your new knowledge to life in a different culture.
Whether or not you are studying subjects relating to Southeast Asia, countries in this region are an ideal destination for Australian students. Here are some reasons:
Short distance: Studying in Southeast Asia does not involve a long-haul, 24-hour flight. You can be at your destination within eight hours.
Study in English: In Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand, international exchange students can nominate to study in English.
Learn another language: From memorising some key phrases (or more) to honing your language skills, speaking another language is a fun experience that will give you a competitive edge on the job market!
Low cost: The cost of living in Southeast Asia is much cheaper than being a student in Europe or the United States, leaving you plenty of extra cash to explore other countries in the region.
There are a number of exciting ways that University of Sydney students can participate in study programs in Southeast Asian countries.
Students from the University’s Wesley College can participate in the Overseas Study Experience that involves studying, working and travelling in Southeast Asia.
Our flagship field schools bring students from different disciplines together to tackle a real-world problem specific to a country in the region. Our students have undertaken interdisciplinary field schools in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. We do not currently have any upcoming field schools - please check again at a later date.
Read student stories from our past field schools here.
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