​​​​​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 exp​erience Victoria and our education system.

Overseas learning experiences are available for teachers, school leaders and students in Victorian schools.Sister schools resource kit.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 k​nowledge, cross cultural communication skills and international networks.

These skills have been identifie​d 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 to China Program​​

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


Last Update: 27/08/2018 6:21 PM