International studies

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.

Make a world of difference in a world of differences

A degree that belongs on your bucket list

Your time with us is about more than finding a career. It’s also about discovering new places and experiences. Our degrees provide opportunities to study overseas and participate in our local and international community engagement programs. If you choose one of our international development or global studies degrees, you’ll get access to a range of unique overseas experiences – such as a study semester abroad, internship with an international organisation, or experience with a humanitarian program in a developing country.

International community engagement or internship
Overseas study tour
Semester abroad
Short exchange

Meet our people

Erina Macdonald
International studies student

“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.”

Michelle Haron
Project Coordinator International Development Studies Immersion Experience Program, Global Studies Internships, Faculty of Education and Arts

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.