STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
In order to suit your personal goals as well as your budget, there is a wide range of study abroad programs in Australia. Students can study abroad for a semester, a year or even during your summer break. Normally along with the study abroad programs your home institution does not have a proper exchange agreement with the Australian institution and you generally have to take leave from your home institution. Also, have to pay fees to the Australian institution upfront. It is advised to first check with your study abroad office to learn more about their approved study abroad programs and to find out if you can get credit for your proposed study abroad subjects.
One can also opt for a student exchange program at an Australian institution for a semester or year. Student exchange programs often offers budgeted option, as it allows you to continue paying your tuition fees at your home institution. When a student opt for a student exchange program, they will stay enrolled at their home institution during their time in Australia but to take part in a student exchange program they must be nominated and approved for the program by the exchange coordinator at their home institution. As part of the exchange agreement, the credit for study in Australia usually counts towards your home course, but it is advised to first check to make sure about this. You should contact your home institution to discover what exchange relationships they have with Australian institutions.
A study tour can be described as a unique event where a school or university invites a group of potential students for a peek into student life in Australia. Interested students can tour campus facilities, observe the accommodation options, attend classes and excursions, and participate in the social life of Australian students.
If you can’t leave home for all or part of your course, but still wish to study with an Australian institution, then distance education could be an ideal solution for you. Distance education programs will let you receive a qualification from an Australian institution from the comfort of your home country.
It is advised to directly contact the institution of your choice about which courses are obtainable in distance mode, and their entry requirements. Some of the requirements would be to have an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (Year 12) or an equivalent certificate from another country for admission to undergraduate distance education in Australia. Institutions may also consider some other factors like your maturity, motivation, or work experience in a relevant area, for selection.