CSU students go global

Wednesday 13 Dec 2017

The largest number of students became Charles Sturt University (CSU) Global adventurers in 2017 due, in part, to a record amount of government support.

More than 615 CSU students travelled on individual and group overseas study programs this year as part of CSU Global’s offerings, providing students international exposure and a competitive edge in the graduate market.

“Since CSU Global was established in 2009, an average of 500 students a year have participated in short and long term study programs to countries such as Samoa, Europe, Switzerland, China, Nepal and New Zealand,” said CSU Global manager Dr Shevahn Telfser.

“CSU Global allows students to undertake an international experience while studying. Students are given opportunities that allow them to understand their profession from a totally different context,” Dr Telfser said.

Charles Sturt University has developed strong relationships with universities, businesses, research organisations and influencers across the globe and now students can take advantage of these ties to increase their skills and employment prospects.”

Recently completed study programs funded by the Australian government include a psychology group trip to China, a trip by Education students to Nepal, and an agriculture program to PNG.

“CSU Global applies for funding each year to ensure international study can be as inclusive as possible by removing some of the financial barriers that can pose a very big hurdle to our students,” Dr Telfser said.

“The CSU Global programs allow students to add an international edge to their degree by studying on exchange, participating in short-term programs, attending conferences, volunteering or completing your workplace learning at one of many international destinations.”

Visit the CSU Global website for information on exchanges in 2018.


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Recent trips by CSU students overseas include:

Samoa (Nursing) 30th October – 12 November

Europe (Theology) 24 October – 5 November

India (Social Work) 4 – 19 November

Republic of Korea (Business and marketing) 29 October – 12 November

Switzerland 29 October – 11 November

China (Psychology) 5 – 18 Nepal (Education) 26 November – 16 December

Nepal (Education – VET) 18 November – 10 December

Vanuatu (Education) 22 October – 11 November

New Zealand (Education – SIS) 5 – 11 November

New Zealand (Paramedics) 27 December – 28 January