Swinburne Abroad program update

All in-person overseas programs have been cancelled until May 2022 due to COVID-19.

Although this may be disappointing news, Swinburne Abroad is excited to offer the opportunity to give you a global experience from the comfort and safety of your own home through a range of virtual overseas programs.

Our plan to resume in-person overseas study programs is pending from restrictions around international travel. We will continue to review our programs, so please register your interest. We will keep you in the loop with any news and opportunities that will be available.

Please keep in mind that the health and safety of our students is always our first priority and we will closely monitor the situation over the coming months to ensure that programs can run safely before proceeding.

We look forward to offering you a number of new virtual overseas programs, and in-person overseas programs when we can.

Welcome to your international study adventure! Ever wanted to live and study in a vibrant city in Europe, Asia or the Americas? Depending on your course, as a Swinburne student you can study overseas and gain credit for it. Explore your options to take your studies overseas and live the life of a local in a foreign country. 

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    Overseas internships

    Through our global partners, we offer our students incredible international working experiences with companies and roles that are directly relevant to your studies.

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    Overseas study tours

    Take your degree around the world for academic credit. Overseas study tours give you a global perspective on your industry.

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    Virtual overseas programs

    With travel feeling so out of reach at the moment, get an international experience from home.

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Want to try Swinburne on for size from the comfort of... wherever you are? Explore our virtual campus, hear from students, meet the locals, and collect handy info like course guides.

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Studying at Swinburne Sarawak

If you’re looking for an international experience that offers academic, personal and professional benefits (but prefer to be at a Swinburne campus), Swinburne Sarawak located in Kuching, Malaysia could be the perfect fit for you. Kuching has a relaxed lifestyle, affordable cost of living, clean environment, greenery and friendly people. It is only a short distance from many beautiful beaches and nature reserves.

There are two options to study at our Swinburne Sarawak campus, depending on the type of overseas experience you are looking for:

  • Inter-campus studies program
  • Winter Term in Borneo
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New Colombo Plan funding

The New Colombo Plan involves a scholarship program for study of up to one year and internships or mentorships, and a flexible mobility grants program for both short and longer-term study, internships, mentorships, practicums and research. There are two scholarship options available for students depending on your circumstances:

  • New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants
  • New Colombo Plan Scholarship 
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Returning from an overseas program?

It can be difficult re-adjusting to life back home after an overseas experience. To help you settle back into normal student life, we offer help and support for students returning from any of our overseas study programs.

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Four reasons why you should study abroad

Incorporating an overseas study experience into your degree can have heaps of benefits and can really help you set yourself apart from the crowd when it comes to starting your career. An international study experience not only distinguishes you as a student of excellence, who is adventurous, open-minded and adaptable but it will also enrich your life personally, academically and professionally, too. 

This is a unique opportunity to travel and experience life in a different country while continuing your academic progress. You get to live as the locals do, expand your academic and personal horizons and make treasured life-long memories. But most of all, travelling is a whole lot fun!

Sound like an experience of a lifetime? Here are four more reasons why you should pack your books and bags and study abroad!

1. Gain a fresh perspective on your studies

Looking at things from another angle allows for new insights. A different academic environment could give you a fresh perspective on your field, reinvigorate an existing interest or open up new ones. As a student that has travelled overseas on a study abroad program, you bring new ideas to the table — something employers look for.

2. Give your career an international edge

Many employers actively seek graduates with international experience as it demonstrates independence, flexibility and ambition. Overseas study can increase your job prospects at home and abroad. It's the ideal preparation for the global employment market.

3. Establish a network of professional contacts

Become part of the global community by using your study abroad experience to establish professional contacts from around the world. You never know where these contacts can take you, you may even land your dream job!

4. Learn a new language

There's no better way to learn a new language than to immerse yourself in another culture and living in that country. Being multilingual looks great on your CV and shows employers that you're versatile, mature and an excellent learner. It shows you have an inquisitive mind and that personal development is a priority for you — a great way to stand out to future employers!

Quite simply, an overseas study experience could change your life. Let us help you plan your overseas adventure!

Swinburne student Charlotte on exchange in Milan, Italy. 

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Are you currently overseas on a study program?

If you are currently studying overseas on one of our Swinburne Abroad programs we have some helpful information to assist you with planning and support while you are away, and to help with your return home.

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Want to study in Melbourne, Australia?

Vibrant and cosmopolitan, Melbourne is a buzzing melting pot of people and cultures from all around the globe. Experience the unique Melbournian student lifestyle while gaining credit for your studies back in your home country.

Why study in Australia

Interested in studying abroad?

Our friendly and well-travelled Swinburne Abroad team can help answer any questions about our overseas study programs.

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