Global learning and engagement initiatives for students aims to equip them to be the next generation of leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and employees. Student mobility – both inbound and outbound – is a key way we are equipping students with the necessary skills, knowledge and outlooks to become all they can be and to succeed in a rapidly changing world.
Overseas learning experiences:
- help to broaden and internationalise the outlook of students and educators
- involve opportunities to spend time in another country
- allow international delegates to experience Victoria and our education system.
Overseas learning experiences are available for teachers, school leaders and students in Victorian schools.
Overseas Learning Experiences Guide
Overseas Learning Experiences for Students: A Resource for Schools includes effective planning, implementation and integration of student overseas learning experiences into school programs. It draws upon the work of schools that have successfully incorporated such experiences into whole-school programs for international education.
For more information, see:
Programs for students
An overseas learning experience gives students the opportunity to live and learn in a different culture. Students develop cultural literacy, global knowledge, cross cultural communication skills and international networks.
These skills have been identified as essential to 21st century learners who will be looking at their future employment opportunities and life choices from a global perspective.
For more information, see: Victorian Young Leaders.
Considerations when planning an Overseas Learning Experience
When planning your overseas learning program, it is important to consider the potential impact of your group’s program.
The Commonwealth Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has developed smart volunteering guidelines to advise schools of their responsibilities when travelling overseas. This is a valuable resource and should form part of your planning process.
For more information, see: Smart Volunteering