We offer students a global-minded education with opportunities to broaden their horizons through study at international universities, work experience and internships overseas.We have more than 300 partner universities in over 30 countries across the world and links to international NGOs and organisations.

Here's what we have to offer:

Student  Exchange

You have the chance to study internationally during your degree. Choose from over 300 institutions worldwide. Not only will you gain valuable experiences, but you will also earn credits that count towards your degree. Explore our full list of .

Short Programs and the New Colombo Plan

Broaden your community, career and study on a Short Program. 

Many students have also embarked on  the . It is designed for Australian undergraduate students and provides funding for short-term study, internships, mentorships, practicums and research across 40 host locations in the Indo-Pacific.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

You have the chance to take part in international Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities which ensure our graduates are global-minded and career-ready. Our previous global internship opportunities have included working with ChildFund in Cambodia, Vietnam, Timor-Leste and Laos. Students have also participated in the Paris Peace Forum and worked with the Citizens Constitutional Forum, an NGO working in community education and advocacy in Fiji.

Just go for it, it was such an eye-opening experience. It’s unique and I learned a lot about myself and how other people view the world. It’s worth giving it a go–it was a great experience.

-ElliseCamilleri, India exchange provides students with unique learning experience

Outbound exchange

Are you aArts, Design & Architecturestudentkeen to join an international exchange program? This makes you anoutboundexchange student.

Inbound exchange

Are you already studying for anundergraduatedegreeoutside Australiainone of ’s partner universities internationallyand want to come to Arts, Design & Architecture? This makes you aninbound exchangestudent.

Professional practicum program

Are you apostgraduateresearch student atone of ’s international partner universities?You might considerThe Professional Practicum Program.

Study abroad


If you're aninternationalstudent but aren't at one of ’s partneruniversities, you can still come to Arts, Design & Architecture.

  • We offer theand the. These internships will expose you to a range of political, social and cultural experiences in a global context. Our students have interned at Bolivian Express, ACICIS Study Indonesia and Hello Toby.

    Our courses are delivered in conjunction with partners such as the University of The Philippines Diliman in Manila, where students can undertake a short course in ‘Cultural Performance and Digital Cultures: Creative Production in Metro Manila.’

  • Paris Studio

    maintains a studio in the prestigiousCitéInternationaledes Artsin Paris.

    • academic staff and postgraduate research students in design, visual and performing arts are eligible to apply for athree-month residency.
    • TheCitéInternationaledes Arts is a non-profit international artcentre, maintained by the French government to provide studio accommodation for artists and scholars to develop their studio and research projects.
    • TheCitéInternationaledes Artsis located inthe heart of Paris, on the right bank of the Seine, opposite the Isle St Louis, in an area known as Le Marais.

    Two successful research candidates from Arts, Design & Architectureare eligible to receive the Ross SteeleCitéInternationaledes arts scholarship of $8000 to assist with the residency.

    For further information on the Paris residency:

    Dr Vaughan Rees, Associate Dean (International)
    Tel: +61 2 9385 0623
    Contact viaemail

    Visit the Paris Studio
    Download theApplication Form

    International industry experience

    Many School of Art & Design programs feature industry placements which can be taken internationally or within Australia.

    For example:

    • Bachelor of Design students have worked in Hong Kong and the Netherlands as part of their degrees.

    Porosity Studio

    In this cross-disciplinary initiative studentstravel to cities all over the world.Theyexplore different urbancentresand collaborate with other Fine Arts, Design, and Digital Media students. School of Art & Design students are invited to apply for thePorosity Studio. In the Porosity Studio program, students form a think tank to investigate public spacesalongsideprofessional practitioners.

    Porosity Studio students have visited international cities such as:

    • Beijing, China
    • Milan, Italy
    • Edinburgh, Scotland
    • Rotterdam, Holland
    • Cardiff, Wales

  • International courses offer School of Built Environment students the exciting opportunity to explore historical and contemporary urban/infrastructure projects, advanced industrial design and manufacturing, and tackle real-world social challenges with innovative design solutions.

    You'll learn how toanalyse, document and interpret the local urban condition and design novel responses to address social, cultural and environmental aspects. Site visits allow you to observe first-hand production technologies, culture, methods/techniques and practices within a local context.

    For general advice on Learning Abroad:

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