The number of university students participating in exchange programs has risen sharply over the last decade and many students are often very keen on taking part on these exchange programs. Those who have been given the opportunity and have the time to take an exchange program, can give them the opportunity to experience other cultures and add a unique edge to your Curtin degree.Curtin has over 150 international partner institutions and campuses in 30 countries.
How to Find the Right Exchange Program at Curtin?
When selecting a destination and host partner, remember that you need to obtain credit for your study, so sometimes the course you are studying may direct you to your destination. You’ll remain enrolled at Curtin for the duration of your exchange studies and you’ll also be enrolled in the host university overseas. You will pay tuition to Curtin and do not pay fees to the host university.
“There were so many amazing things about going on exchange. My top 3 would be having the experience of living independently on Campus, meeting new incredible people from different backgrounds and making life-long friends from all over the globe and having the opportunity to travel around Asia and learn about the culture.”
Laila Fernando – Semester Exchange to Nanyang Technology University, Singapore
“My experience taught me how to communicate to a broad range of individuals. There were students from many different countries who all had different cultures. I got the chance to not only study abroad but also explore new things about myself. I felt like studying in a new country gave me the opportunity to get a broader perspective of how studying business is like in a different country ”
Linda Jones – Bachelors of Commerce student
Why do I want to go on an exchange program?
Going on an exchange program is not something that I have thought about even being a student for a while now at Curtin. My interest grew recently when I heard from a Japanese student studying here who presented about living in Japan and studying there. This really intrigued me and made me want to give it a try. I also feel that it would be a great opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and learn about a completely different culture, people, lifestyle and enjoy the essence of growing something for the betterment. I would definitely recommend students to take part in such programs as they are a great opportunity to learn.
“Exchange programs are a perfect opportunity for Self-development and awareness leading to enhanced self-confidence and self-esteem. This is often the most noticeable change in returned exchange students. Maturity and social poise, fuelled by the necessity to confront challenges outside a familiar support network and comfort zone.” World Education Program.