At UTS, we believe that a global perspective is an intrinsic quality of academic life. With a large number of international students, multicultural student clubs and strong ties to institutions spanning five continents, there’s plenty to get involved with here in Sydney. But for those looking to roam further afield, there are a number of options available.
Extend your degree with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
Combine your degree with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, and immerse yourself in a new language and culture. This unique degree offers unrivalled international academic experience, with students spending two semesters abroad studying at a host university as part of the International In-Country Study component. To find out more about combining your degree with International Studies, take a look at the International Studies course area in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and at the available combined degrees with the Business School: the Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and the Bachelor of Management Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.
Here’s how it works: In the first three years of your degree, you’ll be based at UTS where you’ll combine your business subjects with language and culture studies based on your chosen country major (pick from Argentina, Canada (Quebec), Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latino USA, Mexico, Spain or Switzerland). Once you’ve skilled up, you’ll be ready to launch: you’ll spend your fourth year overseas, putting your language and cultural nous to the test. As well as gaining first-hand experience of life in another country – and accruing course credit while you travel – you’ll also have the chance to think about business in a global context. It’s great news for your degree, and even better news for your career: when you’re out looking for work, an international experience can make you even more attractive to prospective employers.
"The international aspect was the most straightforward and the most focused on delivering a genuine international experience, compared to all similar courses. Upon jumping into the Business and International Studies program it became even more apparent how focused the uni is on international awareness, with many different options available for travel, such as BUILD travel grants and AIESEC overseas internships."
Aaron Ngan, Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
Complete Study Overseas by Global Exchange
Why not make a global exchange part of your degree? Use 4 elective subjects to complete study for a session through our Global Exchange or Study Abroad programs. With over 240 exchange partners in over 40 countries and territories, UTS has one of the largest international exchange programs in Australia.
Add the Diploma of Languages to your degree
The Diploma in Languages is a concurrent degree that can be taken alongside your degree. Engage with the in-depth study of your chosen culture, and choose from six language options - Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish. The Diploma of Language doesn’t require you to study overseas but can be a great complement to an exchange program and doesn’t have to add any time onto your degree.
Get involved with UTS BUILD
BUILD (Beyond UTS International Leadership Development) is a program that will help you develop your leadership potential through Each university session break, in collaboration with its international partners, the BUILD team offers short-term overseas programs that will broaden your horizons.
Intern overseas and gain experience that’s credited to your degree
You can complete an with one of our international partner institutions and count it for the , or use an elective subject to study in a at an overseas university. UTS Business School also offers a 6 week with a focus on Business leadership & entrepreneurship.
"By the end of the program, I felt I had matured and established new connections and skills that I find myself constantly applying in work and study. To make the most of an experience like this, always have an open mind and be ready to adapt. Having cultural understanding and empathy was so important in letting me develop relationships ... which enhanced my experience greatly. "
Rianna Darby, Jakarta Intern, Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies