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2 October 2020

No travel but no worries: earn degree credits in our virtual overseas study programs

Did you have your heart set on an overseas trek this year? The global COVID-19 pandemic has certainly put many of our plans on hold, and it’s normal to feel disappointed by lost opportunities.

While overseas travel looks unlikely for Australians until 2021 at this stage, you can still expand your boundaries in Trimester 3 with one of Deakin Abroad’s virtual study overseas programs.

Short-term experiences with long-term benefits

Did you know you can study virtually with Deakin’s highly ranked exchange partners from the comfort of home, while gaining credit towards your degree?

Deakin Abroad is offering students short-term intensive learning programs with partner institutions such as Sophia University in Japan, Hanyang University in South Korea, Audencia Business School in France, Universidad Cattolica in Italy and many more.

While you’ll remain at home, there are many benefits to studying a unit with an international institution. Take this opportunity to:

You’ll also save lots of money as you’ll have no travel or accommodation costs!

Student Hannah Wisely shared her experience taking part in a virtual overseas study program this year:

‘I completed a three-week virtual exchange at the Aalto University in Finland during the June/July 2020 break. It was such a unique and enjoyable experience, and I am already looking for my next virtual exchange to complete. It was a great opportunity to experience how other international universities teach, meet students from around the globe, gain international education experience but all from the comfort of home. A virtual exchange meant that I could still work at my job during the day and with lectures not on until late at night*, I still had a break between trimesters. 

Keen to get on board?

To apply or find more information about virtual overseas learning programs available in T3, visit the Deakin Abroad webpage

* Please note the majority of virtual programs (with European partners) aim to run between 3–10pm Australian time.

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