UON students in the global community

A university graduate emerges from their studies with much more than a piece of paper and a photograph of themselves in academic dress. The experience of being a student has the potential to shape a person for life, in a multitude of ways.

Student experiences in the community – both here and overseas – provide opportunities for personal growth alongside the acquisition of the skills essential for a work-ready graduate.

The University of Newcastle has a number of such opportunities available for students to live and study internationally. They range from internships, volunteering and short-term programs over summer and winter.

The International Leadership Experience and Development (iLEAD) program is a program that allows students to participate in activities in addition to their regular coursework. iLEAD helps students develop new skills through student exchanges, conferences, volunteering, internships and community work. Participants also have the opportunity to meet respected international figures who have travelled the world and have been part of significant international events and organisations.

The University also runs the very successful Study Abroad & Exchange Program, which provides students the opportunity to take advantage of both short and long term exchange programs to study at UoN’s partner universities all over the world.

The Student Exchange Program allows students to experience life as a student at an overseas university while completing a semester of study that is credited to their degree back at the University of Newcastle.

Short-Term Experiences allow students to volunteer, complete work placements and attend conferences overseas for a shorter period of time – usually a number of weeks – during university holidays.

Students who participate in these programs may also be eligible for scholarships, interest-free loans or grants to help ease the financial burden of international travel.

For more information on the international study opportunities available to University of Newcastle students, visit the Study Abroad and iLEAD website.

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