Why Study Overseas?
Studying overseas offers a wide variety of benefits. You will:
- Explore new ways of seeing and knowing
- Pursue special academic interests in a fresh context, including service learning or an internship
- Gain a new international perspective on their major/minor and career path
- Explore in-depth aspects of the history, society, and culture of the host country
- Build your language skills
- Develop executive functioning and emotional resiliency skill sets.
Led by Dr Davina Potts and published by IEAA, the Career outcomes of learning abroad research (below) explores how international study opportunities connect to skills development and career outcomes of graduates and alumni who have undertaken learning abroad.
Things to consider when choosing an exchange destination
- What part of the world interests you?
- Do you want to study in an English or non-English speaking country? Many partners in non-English speaking countries offer subjects taught in English.
- Do you want to experience a big city, or would you prefer to live in a small town? Or does the idea of a university town interest you?
- What is the cost of living? Does it fit with your budget?
- Do you want to live on-campus or off-campus? Would you prefer to experience a white winter, or stay somewhere in the tropics? What sporting and cultural activities do you want to experience?