The University of New England provides excellent opportunities for both Australian and International students to study overseas for one semester or one year as part of their degree.

Studying overseas is an extremely popular and available option for many students with benefits including:

  • Experiencing another country in a way that a tourist never could
  • Friendships with local and other foreign students
  • Learning about other cultures and expanding your general knowledge
  • Personal development

UNE Student Exchange Programs

A popular way to study overseas is to take advantage of an exchange program for one or two semesters. UNE has exchange agreements with partner institutions in many countries around the world.


Cultural awareness: Your experiences will raise your awareness and understanding of other cultures – something that is increasingly important in today's multicultural and globally connected world. Being able to show that you have the ability to interact effectively with people from different cultures is a valuable work skill.

The right stuff: Students who have studied overseas are seen to have desirable traits such as determination, confidence and an ability to adapt to new surroundings.

Global connections: Obviously while living and studying overseas you will meet lots of new people and make friends from around the world. This will have a positive effect on your contacts list.

Personal growth: Making your mark in a new country and environment will allow you to develop yourself. You are likely to return feeling more self-sufficient, self-aware and self-confident – all appealing traits from an employer's perspective.

Trimester One 2015 Exchange students, group photo on the ITD steps

2015 Trimester One Exchange Students and John McKinnon (Study Abroad and Exchange Officer)