Outbound Exchange

The Global Experience Program directly achieves the outcomes of the University Plan 2018-2022 by increasing opportunities for students to gain international experience and developing graduates who have the knowledge, skills and disposition to succeed in a global workforce.

Student stories

JCU student Dean Reading talks about his exchange experience at Oregon State University in the USA.

JCU Global Experience

Why participate in the exchange program?

The Global Experience Program offers opportunities to study overseas for one or two semesters as part of your degree. Being able to experience another culture for prolonged periods of time is the best way to understand another culture. In turn, this allows for a deeper understanding of our own culture as we interact with and learn from others.

At JCU, we encourage you to develop cross-cultural connections and new perspectives to take into your life beyond JCU. We want all graduates to appreciate and understand the differences and interdependencies that connect us all globally.

Who is eligible?

Exchange is not available to Education, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Vet Science, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy or Physiotherapy courses. These degrees can access short study programs only.

Why studying overseas benefits students

There are a wide variety of benefits that an exchange program offers students:

  • Introduces students to exciting new ways of seeing and knowing.
  • Allows for students to pursue special academic interests in a fresh context, including service learning or an internship.
  • Helps students develop a new international perspective on their major/minor and career path.
  • Gives students the opportunity to explore in-depth aspects of the history, society, and culture of the host country.
  • Provides a valuable opportunity to study a language.
  • Develops students' executive functioning and emotional resiliency skill sets.

Exchange program application deadlines

  • SP1 Exchange Program – Application due 1 June prior year
  • SP2 Exchange Program – Applications due 1 December prior year

Contact a Global Experience Team member

Click on your campus location below to book an appointment and start your exchange journey.