An Engineering exchange at Delft University of Technology

Brady Carr says he would need “several essays” to capture all of his favourite moments from the Netherlands, so he shares the best highlights from his time on exchange. After returning home from my overseas exchange to TU Delft in the Netherlands, I can wholeheartedly say that it was by far the best and most…

Engineering exchange in South Carolina

By being given the opportunity to study abroad on exchange through Global Engineering Education Exchange (GE³), Michael Fraser was able to travel to Clemson University in the United States, one of the top-rated public universities in the country for engineering. Michael took his semester exchange in August 2017 to experience a different learning environment and…

Myanmar law study tour: Part two

Read about the experience from a new perspective. UON student, Lauren Faulkner, too shared in the Myanmar law study tour experience! On 25th November 2017, I embarked on a three-week educational trip abroad to Myanmar, South East Asia. This formed part of my tertiary studies, under the course code of LAWS5036. I arrived at the…

Myanmar law study tour

Jennaye Dodd was one of eight UON students to participate in this study tour as an experiential learning opportunity with collaborative Australia-Asia efforts to strengthen legal education, access to justice, and rule of law in Myanmar. On 25th November 2017, I met the seven other University of Newcastle students that I would be spending the…

Nursing tour to Shanghai

Third-year Nursing student, Amanda Snape, had the chance to put aside her textbooks and make the great city of Shanghai her classroom for 12 days.  Who went on the Nursing STudy tour with you? On my trip, there were 10 students including me, which was really cool. They opened up the tour to other campuses…

En route to Nepal

Medicine student, Gunnaina Kohli believes that “the knowledge you gain… and the ability to share it with people all over the world by volunteering abroad, is an experience worth having”. What was the program and how did you find out about it? My Nepal adventure began with a lucky trip to the Bowman Building, paired…

Mongolia to Vietnam: Short-term placements making long-term impacts

UON medicine student, Bal Dhital, shares with us his eye-opening journey as a medical intern in Mongolia and Vietnam. The past two months, I have spent traversing vast and empty swathes of the Mongolian Gobi and perilously busy streets in Ho Chi Minh City, where innumerable scooters rush past like driftwood in a monsoon flood. At airport…

An Italian Escapade for UON Educators

Lisa Aldrich had never been overseas before! Read on to see how her fifteen-day study tour in Italy went. Tell us about the program and how you found out about it? I’m currently enrolled in the Early Childhood and Primary Teaching program at Ourimbah and the course I did was EDUC3800: Intercultural Understanding for Educators….

African Adventure: Students in Kenya

Students recently returned from a two-week study tour experience in Kenya, which was supported by the  Australian Government through Endeavour Mobility Grants. We had the pleasure in chatting with one of the students, Vanessa McDonald, about the eye-opening journey. What did the study overseas experience entail? We went to Kenya for two weeks and did…

Summer in Copenhagen: An opportunity for networking and professional development

As I conclude my double Bachelor’s degree in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship, I have been actively seeking out learning and development opportunities before graduation at year’s end. After nomination through the University of Newcastle, a position in the Copenhagen Business School’s International Summer University Program (ISUP) recently presented the perfect opportunity for professional and personal…

My Summer abroad at Tokyo Kasei University

Hope Maguire recommends a two-week trip in the sweltering summer heat of Japan to create the perfect excuse for buying shaved ice and ice cream. Read on to discover Hope’s amazing trip and why it could be for you too. Benefits of the trip This year, I headed to Tokyo Kasei University – a women’s technical…