UTS students have many international opportunities while they study with us from Global Exchange, Global Short Programs, the BUILD international leadership program, and combined international studies degrees.
Explore these international experiences
In today’s globalised world, an international experience can open doors to better career opportunities and give you an international perspective to your studies.
Combine your degree with international studies
By combining your professional degree with International Studies, you can learn the language and culture of your chosen country. You also live in that country for a year so you get to properly experience the culture and language that you have learnt.
Countries involved in this program are:
UTS has exchange agreements with more than 240 exchange partners in over 40 countries, most of which have an agreement with us to teach IT courses in English. You can complete a session or two abroad and receive credit towards your degree at UTS. As part of this program, you continue to pay your tuition fee at UTS.
Find out more about Global Exchange and hear from returning UTS students.
Global Exchange video transcript
Montage of buildings around the world and images of students on Global Exchange
Text: Jessica La Rosa, Bachelor of Information Technology
Jessica: I chose to go on exchange because I wanted to experience a new culture and I wanted to make new friends from not just Italy but all different countries.
The thing I like the most about Italy is that it has such an interesting culture. The Italians really love family and they’re very close, very friendly. That’s great also when you’re studying there because it was really easy to make friends.
Text: Kruti Joshi, Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Journalism)
Kruti: The thing I liked the most on exchange, from being from India and then living here for twelve years, I’ve never seen snow so I thoroughly enjoyed that and I also quite liked the people I met, most of them were from Europe and it was amazing to think like its such a small place and it could have so many different cultures and languages.
Text: Chun Lam Ma ( James), Bachelor of Forensic Science in Applied Chemistry
James: The main reason I chose to go on exchange was that I really wanted to experience something that was very different from my home country, Singapore and Sydney and I’d like to experience something that is more diverse in terms of education base.
Text: Luke Fergus, Master of Architecture
Luke: the opportunity to study architecture in Denmark is quite appealing and also the chance to study in another school especially in Europe. To see their sort of teaching style and how they go about things was also attractive.
Text: Bradley Sacks, Bachelor of Business
Bradley: I think the specific skill that I developed while I was on exchange was how to manage money and I also learnt how to live by myself. I have never lived away from home before. As a matter of fact I have never actually travelled overseas before without my parents. I also learned how to be more confident and interact with different people from different cultures.
Jessica: What I loved about the university was that the teachers were very, very helpful. The subjects were exactly what I wanted. I wanted to study Italian as the language and it was so great to learn from Italians themselves.
Kruti: the best thing I gained while I was on exchange was a lot of friends and a lot of new acquaintances. If I ever go back to Europe I know I’ll have a place to go to and a person I can rely on.
James: When you go on exchange you get a global perspective. You get more culture embedded in you and what I think is that this experience is one of a kind you can’t get it else where. So I really recommend students, international students to go on exchange. Just go for it.
Jessica: It can be a bit scary at first to make the decision to move to a country at first. I think its very valuable and it could be the best six months of your life. Once you’re there, you’ll learn so much and you’ll make friends of a life time. So I really encourage you to go on it.
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If you would like to study for a semester at an institution that is not a UTS Global Exchange partner, you may be able to do so, provided the institution has a Study Abroad or Visiting Student Program. Study Abroad attracts a tuition fee in most cases, based on the number of subject credit points you study at the other institution.
Global Short Programs
Global Short Programs offers UTS students opportunities to participate in international short-term programs, delivered overseas or virtually, during UTS session breaks. These programs allow students to experience other cultures whilst cultivating new perspectives and learning a broad range of skills that will help them thrive in the future.
Global Short Programs opportunities include summer or winter schools at partner universities, experiential learning programs, and international internships. All Global Short Programs are approved by Faculties and eligible students can receive academic credit and financial assistance.
BUILD Global Leaders
Develop your global mindset whilst harnessing your leadership potential in the UTS BUILD Program. Starting with your identity as a global citizen, the program exposes you to global issues and ideas and develops your leadership skills to deliver a positive global impact. Participate in interactive workshops, learn from inspiring speakers, join field trips, community activities and much more. Include an immersive overseas experience through Global Short Programs, Global Exchange or In-Country Studies to help you put your learning into practice. All these experiences earn points towards your completion. In addition to a completion certificate, the program is recognised on your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS).
Find out more about the BUILD Program and start your global leadership journey today.
Thinking about coming to UTS on exchange?
As a student coming to UTS from one of the exchange partner universities, you can study at UTS for one or two sessions and receive credit for your study towards your degree in your home university.
Find out more about Study Abroad and Exchange.