Expand your story globally!

Broaden your community, career and study with a Learning Abroad Program.  Here you can find opportunities for UNSW students to gain an international experience either virtually or in-person once travel resumes.

If you are a student of an overseas / partner institution, see Exchange to UNSW

In these pages you can find out more about student exchange and global education opportunities

Where you can study

UNSW has invested in many exciting opportunities.

From Austria to Japan to the Unites States, you can choose from a wide range of international study experiences around the world and through prestigious networks such as Universitas 21, PLuS Alliance, APRU and the Global E3.  Many of our partners teach courses in English so you aren't limited to English speaking destinations.  Search our Exchange Partners to see where you can study on exchange and subscribe to our Learning Abroad notices to see who is offering short programs and virtual opportunities. 

What you can do

Exchange programs, short courses, internships, virtual experiences...

Outlined below are the learning abroad programs we offer. While borders remain closed, why not consider a virtual short course or exchange? They offer great ways to develop your career ready skills and global connections. You can also start thinking about what you might like to do once travel resumes. Who knows you could do a virtual internship or short course now and an in-person Exchange later on.

Student exchange

Through student exchange undergraduate, honours and postgrad coursework students can study with an partner university and gain credit towards their UNSW degree. 

  • 1, 2 or 3 terms and 1 year for international degrees for in-person exchange
  • 1 or 2 terms for virtual exchange with flexibility in the number of courses you can take 

Short courses and study tours

Take a summer or winter course or participate in a study tour.  Credit can be arranged subject to faculty approval. Virtual opportunities available.

  • 2 to 6 weeks

Internships, volunteering, field trips and more

Gain a headstart in your career with practical international experience to complement your studies. Virtual opportunities available.

  • 1 weeks to 6 months

Research overseas

For honours and postgrad research students to gain valuable research experience.

  • 3 to 12 months

Who to contact

Contact our Learning Abroad and Exchange advisors

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