Scholarships and international exchange programs help our students travel and expand their experiences of other cultures first-hand. Whichever degree program students choose in our Faculty, they will achieve an international outlook on their studies and the chance to combine study with overseas travel. For example, Education students may take the opportunity to explore the challenges and rewards of teaching in another culture through taking their practice teaching placement overseas.
Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Germov, presenting a Hartley
Exchange Studies Scholarship to French student Andrew McInnes.
For exceptional students of French, the Kelver Hartley Bequest makes it possible to spend a period of time in France studying French language and culture.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Mike Calford, presenting a certificate
to French student Clara Sitbon, who was awarded the Kelver Hartley Bequest PhD Scholarship in 2011.
Our postgraduate Indigenous Studies students also have the opportunity to study overseas as part of the World Indigenous Graduate Exchange. There are also other ways in which students in the Faculty can be assisted to spend a semester at an overseas partner institution as part of their degree studies.
In 2011 the Faculty of Education and Arts was awarded scholarships to the value of $214,500 by the Australian Government, to support student exchanges with universities in Canada, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Vietnam. The funding was awarded through the Endeavour Student Exchange Program, the University Mobility Asia Pacific program and the Endeavour Cheung Kong Student Exchange Program, and will assist 26 of the Faculty's students to spend one or two semesters at an overseas university as part of their degree studies.
Each student will receive $5,000 towards the cost of the exchange. In addition to this, funding was also provided to allow sixteen students from the Philippines, Vietnam and Hong Kong to spend a semester at the University of Newcastle. The Faculty is delighted at this chance to offer its students an opportunity to gain international experience, and also to enable students from the Asia Pacific region to experience life at an Australian university.