A survey of 36 Australian universities found the number of students who had taken part in an overseas study experience increased 19.5% in 2015. The proportion of undergraduates finishing their degree with an international experience is now just under 20%.
The Australian government has expanded the New Colombo Plan, its programme to promote student mobility into Asia, and announced three new initiatives to increase opportunities for students in business.
As study-work policies fluctuate in key study destinations, internships are becoming an effective and popular way for students to gain valuable on-the-job experience. To varying degrees, countries and private providers are developing strategies to enhance the role of internships within study abroad and as a stand-alone international experience. Katie Duncan reports.