News & Blog

We have a lot to say here at The Global Student and our Blog is varied. We have recently finished off mapping our jounrey as 'Global Students', which is a 5 part series. Future topics will range from industry talk to advice, reflection on previous programs and ways to make the most of your International experience. 

Our fearless leader Jan Drew is about to embark on a journey to Bangkok as one of the first Australian groups to complete a University exchange at Bangkok University

Jan is moving up the ranks in the domestic University scene, however, an overseas post beckons and now is as good a time as any

 “Australia in a Changing Geostrategic Environment”.

“Australia in a Changing Geostrategic Environment”.

I’m thinking about a country and I want you to guess which country. It’s a middle power, multiracial, in the Indo-Pacific, open trading borders, constitutional democracy, monarchy, Westminster parliamentary system, common law, British military influence and traditions. Any ideas?

 the global student story - part 2

the global student story - part 2

Jan returns from Bangkok, facing incredible reverse culture shock. However after her upcoming graduation she receives an offer too good to turn down which will validate her overseas experience.

 the global student story - the finale

the global student story - the finale

We come to the end of the series on how The Global Student came to be. We also look towards a bright future

 Definitely not a holiday! 

Definitely not a holiday! 

Deakin student Lillian Cummins reflects on her experience as a volunteer in Vietnam, working with disadvantaged and disabled children, in Da Nang

Jan's International experience in 1995 was before the internet became mainstream. so how does that compare now to the current day students whose parents and friends are merely a Skype call away 

 Why law students need an international internship in Malaysia!

Why law students need an international internship in Malaysia!

the time has never been better as the country has new leadership after 61 years, and is poised for massive change, including moving away from race-based politics, removing restrictions on press freedoms, and investigating corruption and cases of criminal activity