Study abroad opens up a new world for you to explore and online courses are no exception. Virtual opportunities allow students to immerse themselves in a new culture and learn from local professors and students in their classes, while earning credits towards their degrees, without ever leaving home. And the best part? You can follow up your virtual program with an in-person study abroad next term! During the uncertainty that COVID-19 brings to study abroad, virtual learning opportunities seem like a win to us!
If you’re interested in study abroad in Oceania, keep reading to learn about the online opportunities offered by our Partnership Program universities in Australia and New Zealand. And, if you’re not finding what you’re seeking in Oceania, be sure to also check out our Global Perspectives Program offerings in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa.
Gold Coast, Australia – Griffith University
Virtual study abroad with Griffith University will expose you to the unique culture of Australia and introduce you to classmates from all around the world. At Griffith University you will find innovative courses in a wide range of fields — perfect for students of all majors!
Plus, studying at Griffith during the 2021 Fall term is a great way to kick-off your venture into international education that you can continue with a 2022 Spring in-person study abroad.
Griffith University has been ranked as a top 10 Australian research university, receiving a rating of world standard or better in 45 fields of research in the National Report. It is also ranked highly among world universities by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and U.S. News Best Global Universities, so your academics will be in good hands!
USAC students can take courses in a variety of fields, including business and government, criminology and law, education, engineering and IT, environment and planning, health and human sciences, humanities and language, science and aviation, and visual and creative arts. You can also choose to participate in a community internship.
The university is home to more than 50,000 students, including 8,500 international students from over 130 countries, so you’ll meet people from all over the world during your virtual studies. And to help students immerse in the culture and get to know each other better through their computer screens, Griffith University will arrange activities to help international and local students get to know each other, such as Griffith Mates virtual activities and the International Student Buddy Program.
Deadline to apply for Trimester II 2021: May 1
Learn more about Fall 2021 virtual study abroad with Griffith University.
Melbourne, Australia – Deakin University
Melbourne, the second largest city in Australia, has something to offer every student — no matter what you’re looking for. A virtual study abroad with Deakin University will immerse you in Australian culture and expose you to students from around the world, which is a great way to prepare for an in-person study abroad in Spring 2022!
Deakin University is a network of campuses scattered in cities throughout Australia, including Melbourne. The university has a reputation for excellent teaching and has been recognized through lots of awards over the last 10 years. Like Griffith University, Deakin is highly ranked by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, so you can’t go wrong when choosing our Melbourne program.
Deakin has created streamlined trimester course packages for virtual students in topics like Australiana, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, Global Business, Sport Science and more. These courses have already been pre-approved for international students and are all offered online so you can get the full academic experience from home. USAC students are also invited to take courses in architecture and the built environment, arts, humanities, social sciences, business, education, engineering, environment, health, engineering, IT, law, nursing and midwifery, psychology, sciences, and sport.
Deadline to apply for Trimester II 2021: March 15 (USAC will accept late applications through May 1.)
Learn more about Fall 2021 virtual study abroad with Deakin University.
Auckland, Palmerston North, and Wellington, New Zealand – Massey University
Get a taste of Kiwi culture through study abroad with Massey University! During an in-person study abroad, USAC students can choose to study at one of three Massey campuses. However, opting for their virtual program in Fall 2021 gives you access to academics from all three locations! That means you can study an even wider range of topics, from visual arts to public health to business, taught by Massey’s top professors. Even better, a virtual study abroad is a great way to gear up for an in-person study abroad in Auckland, Palmerston North, or Wellington in Spring 2022.
With three campuses across New Zealand, Massey University is home to 19,000 local and international students. The university is a leader in the fields of applied biological sciences, nursing and public health, mathematics, visual arts, engineering and technology, physics, sport and exercise science, design, social sciences, education and business. USAC students are sure to be surrounded by driven, like-minded professors and students during their online courses.
While Massey is a leader in the fields mentioned above, any courses you choose to take during your semester with the university will be of high quality. USAC students can choose from a wide range of fields and topics, including creative arts, heath, humanities and social sciences, sciences and business. Seniors majoring in communications, public relations, advertising, media students or another related field can participate in a Communications Internship, as well.
Students can also take classes focused on New Zealand history, society, land, animals, business, and Māori language, culture and arts.
Massey University has organized events through the Massey Distance student association to keep USAC, local and international students engaged in the campus community and help them immerse in New Zealand culture.
Deadline to apply for Semester 2: April 15 (USAC will accept late applications through June 1.)
Learn more about Fall 2021 virtual study abroad with Massey University.
USAC Global Perspectives Program
In addition to the Australia and New Zealand Partnership Programs mentioned above, USAC also offers online courses and virtual internships through our Global Perspectives Program.
Online courses are taught virtually by USAC faculty located at one of our Specialty Program sites in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. You can choose from USAC’s most popular courses in fields such as language, business, cultural studies, international affairs, and health and wellness, among others. Classes vary by term, so be sure to check out the latest online course offerings on the USAC website.
Our virtual internships offer students the opportunity to gain career experience in the field of their choice by working remotely for an internationally-based company. Internships in popular industries such as digital marketing, business, event planning, media, English language instruction, translation and more, are arranged by USAC Specialty Program directors with local companies in their program location. By participating in a virtual internship, you will have the chance to learn from professionals in your field of choice, build your career skillset, and immerse yourself in a new culture.