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Studying overseas not only provides life changing opportunities, but it is also an academic and cultural adventure.

An adventure that allows you to move across the globe, and continue to undertake your USC academic studies, while fully immersing yourself in another culture.

USC students who would like to study overseas have two options – participate in a semester-based program or experience a short term program. More information on each of these options can be found below.

The Study Overseas (SO) Program is USC's reciprocal exchange program whereby USC’s SO team nominates successful nominees to an agreed USC partner institution as an exchange student.

USC has over 70 partner institutions around the world! You can choose to study in The Americas, Europe or Asia, while earning credit towards your USC degree.

  • SO Program duration is usually 1 Semester (4 months)
  • You remain enrolled as a USC student, and pay tuition at USC as per USC's program fees

While overseas you will study:

  • courses that may be credited towards your USC degree
  • the equivalent of 4 USC courses (48 units)
  • courses offered in English*

*Unless you are intending to enrol in USC'S In-Country Language program, in which case please contact your Course Coordinator.

What next?

The ever evolving COVID-19 situation has created a lot of uncertainty for USC, its students and its respective Study Overseas programs. Given this uncertainty and the current travel restrictions and health risks associated with COVID-19, USC has decided to formally cancel the Study Overseas (SO) program for Semester 1 and 2, 2021. This decision is in accordance with advice from the Australian Government (DFAT)Smartraveller and World Health Organisation (WHO), as well as USC’s decision to suspend all non-essential international travel for the foreseeable future.

We understand that this may disappoint students who were planning to study abroad in the near future. However, the health and well-being of USC students is our priority throughout the current climate.

We encourage students to continue to research their opportunities to Study Overseas. Any students interested in applying for the SO program in Semester 1, 2022 or beyond, are encouraged to review and research the cultural opportunities via the Semester programs page.

USC will announce when applications for Semester 1, 2022 will open via this page. Meanwhile, we want to thank you for your patience until we reopen the program.

Study Overseas Short-Term Programs are a component of USC’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) that allows you to travel overseas for an educational experience that counts toward your degree. WIL incorporates a range of experiences including work place learning, clinical placements, internships, professional practicums, School led study tours, short courses and language programs (2 weeks to 3 months).

To find out more about USC's short-term program, visit the short-term programs page.