The world is getting smaller, and understanding international issues, relations and change is more important than ever. So if you want to make an impact on the global stage, a career in international development or global studies might be for you.
With us, you’ll get an informed global perspective. And you’ll gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for competent, compassionate, ethical and professional engagement with communities around the world.
If you have a strong commitment to the common good and respect for the dignity of the human person, you’ll thrive at ACU.
Your career could take you around Australia or overseas, working with a non-government organisation, the United Nations, human rights advocacy, social entrepreneurship, fair trade businesses, eco and responsible tourism, humanitarian work, private aid distributors and more.
“The immersion experience program is life changing... You learn so much and it opens your eyes to global events, issues, and cultures. I want to be able to make a difference in this world.”
Dr Michelle Haron is project coordinator of two international student programs in the Faculty of Education and Arts: the International Development Studies Immersion Experience Program, and the Global Studies Internship Program. Dr Haron also lectures in geography, specifically the field of physical geography.
She was awarded her PhD in 2012 from the University of Sydney. Her thesis investigated the patterns and processes associated with dryland salinity in central west NSW. She has also previously worked for the NSW state government and consulted as an environmental scientist.
It is a misconception that teenagers are the only ones who will benefit from attending Open Day.
By registering for Open Day Michelle won $5,000 towards a trip to Rome.
At Open Day there are a lot of things to see and people to talk to. Here are a few essential Open Day events by faculty.
Books, fees, living expenses – costs can be a factor when considering study. But it shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your goals.
Luckily, we offer a range of scholarships to commencing and continuing students. They recognise everything from rewarding academic achievement to supporting equality. And with nearly 400 scholarships on offer, and the opportunity to apply for as many as you like, it pays to check your eligibility.
We believe great work that makes a positive impact should be recognised – and rewarded. So if you are regularly volunteering, we invite you to apply for our Community Achiever Program (CAP). If you are accepted into the program, you’ll receive an offer into an undergraduate degree as early as August. And you’ll become part of ACU’s CAP community.