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Study overseas

Where in the world will you go?

As a student of ECU, you have the opportunity to study for one or two semesters at an exchange partner institution overseas. The study you complete at our exchange partner institution may be credited towards your ECU course, so with careful planning you should be able to graduate on time.

The good news is that you will continue to pay your tuition fees at ECU while on exchange and you will not pay tuition fees at the partner institution. Please note that while on exchange you will be enrolled at both ECU and your exchange institution.

We have partnerships with about 90 institutions in 35 countries around the world; and if you go on exchange for two semesters, you can even choose to study in two different countries.

Of course, you can always travel when you finish university, but studying overseas gives you a unique, challenging, and rewarding experience. Indeed, studying overseas enables you to immerse yourself in a new culture, develop lasting friendships, and get a new perspective on life. It is also an excellent opportunity for you to challenge yourself, broaden your horizons and enhance your employability.

See our past and current ECU students' exchange journeys

Elizabeth Aitken is currently studying on exchange at Prins Claus Conservatory at Hanzehogeschool Groningen in the Netherlands. Visit her blog to learn more about her adventure.

Jessi Ford studied at the University of Northern Colorado in the USA during Semester 2, 2012. Visit her blog to learn more about her exchange adventure.

Tenielle Fernando studied at Bellarmine University in the USA during Semester 2, 2012. Visit her blog to learn more about her exchange adventure.

Marion Hinton studied at Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan during Semester 2, 2012. Visit her blog to learn more about her exchange adventure.

Danielle Bunn studied at Western Washington University in the USA in Semester 1, 2012, visit her blog to learn about her exchange adventure.

Ryan Ammon studied at the University of Calgary in Canada in Semester 1, 2012, visit his vlog to see what he got up to while on exchange.

Kellie Parsons is currently studying on exchange at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Canada. Visit her blog to learn more about her exchange adventure.

Options:

  • Student Exchange – Allows you to study one or two semesters at one of our overseas partner institutions, while paying your tuition fees to ECU, not to the exchange partner.
  • Study Abroad – Gives you the opportunity to study one or two semesters at a non-ECU partner institution and pay your tuition fees directly to that institution.
  • Study Tour – Enables you to spend a short time overseas exploring a different culture and study in a foreign academic setting. These are usually a few weeks in length and are run through the ECU faculties.
  • Short Program – Permits you to study overseas for a short period and often occurs during ECU’s winter or summer breaks. These are generally run by overseas institutions and may be based around a theme.
  • Internship – Gives you the chance to put theory into practice in an employment setting overseas.
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