Student mobility is an integral component of Melbourne degrees, as the University seeks to broaden learning experiences across academic disciplines and across the globe. By participating in international programs you increase your cross-cultural exposure, demonstrate independence and an interest in the wider society, and add diversity to your Bachelor of Commerce degree.
Studying overseas is a great way to immerse yourself in a completely different social, cultural and intellectual environment and get a truly international experience during your studies. International programs can open your perspective to global issues, expose you to different ways of doing things and prepare you for working in a cross-cultural teams. As communication and technology draw the business world closer together, employers strive to hire graduates who demonstrate global awareness, embracing change and thriving on careers in multicultural environments.
The decision to go on exchange was one of the best decisions I made. I went to Washington University in St Louis, a cultural melting pot, much like Melbourne. I really enjoyed the opportunity to make new friends and experience a drastically different university culture. My only regret is that I didn't go for a year long exchange! Exchange is by far one of the best ways to break up your degree and immerse yourself in something new.
BCom graduate; now works at Flagstaff Partners
I had the privilege of participating in the U21 Undergraduate Research Conference, where students from a range of disciplines around the globe came together to present their research. We were faced with the challenge of presenting very complicated material to peers who had little or no experience in our varied areas of interest, including medicine, business, philosophy, science and psychology. This is an experience I will never forget and it was a delight to be involved in such a fantastic event.
BCom graduate; now works at Goldman Sachs