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Studying overseas


You don't have to choose between uni and travel! At USC, you can go overseas, experience different cultures and get a degree – at the same time.

Where could your degree take you?


During his time at USC, Bachelor of Environmental Science graduate Dave spent six months overseas in Sogndal, Norway, where he studied Outdoor Education and Nordic Friluftsliv (a Norwegian term for an outdoor way of life).


For Secondary Education / Science student Raymart, his time at USC has been an around-the-world ticket to amazing experiences. He's been to a global conference in Las Vegas, used equipment that resembles “alien technology” in Italy, and is now studying in Hokkaido, Japan thanks to a New Colombo Plan scholarship.


Occupational Therapy student Sophie recently completed her final clinical placement on the island of Santo, where she spent seven weeks distributing reusable nappies to new mothers. Vanuatu is the first country in the world to ban single-use nappies, so Sophie initiated a project that allowed businesses and individuals in Australia to make and donate reusable nappies.

Who can study overseas?

Eligibility depends on the USC degree you choose, and whether you want to do a semester abroad (studying at one of more than 70 partner institutions), or complete a short-term overseas program, like a placement or internship. There are scholarships and grants available to help with costs.

Semester programs

Many USC degrees allow you to complete a semester (or two!) overseas. The earliest you can apply to study overseas is in the second year of your degree – you need to have completed at least 8 courses before you can submit an application apply. Other eligibility requirements also apply.

Find out more at Study Overseas.

Short-term programs

Short-term programs can include things like work placements, internships, professional placements, study tours, and in-country language studies.

Recent opportunities have included Paramedic Science students completing a clinical placement in Nepal, Engineering students working on sustainability projects in Munich, Law students visiting the United Nations General Assembly in Geneva, and Environmental Science and Ecology students undertaking fieldwork in Greater Yellowstone National Park, USA.

There are new opportunities popping up all the time, and you'll learn about them as you study.

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