International programs and exchange

We’ve developed overseas placement opportunities and exchange programs designed specifically for students studying education.

Our international programs will provide you with unique skills and experiences including opportunities for international knowledge sharing.

International professional experience

Broaden your skills and improve your attractiveness to employers by undertaking an International Professional Placement.  You’ll experience a new learning environment and teach an international curriculum, in some cases paired with a local pre-service teacher.

We often receive grants to send students on international placement. In recent years we have received funding from the New Colombo Plan and Endeavour Grants, and students have received financial assistance to complete a professional placement in countries such as India, Spain, Malaysia, Nepal and Sweden.

International exchange

Study on exchange at one of the 150 universities we have direct partnerships with, or the 300+ universities participating in the International Student Exchange Partnership (ISEP) network. Popular exchange destinations for education students are Sweden (Umea University and Malmo University), United Kingdom (University of Stirling), and Spain (Universidad de Complutense).

Angie Varvaris

Angie Varvaris

Current student, Bachelor of Education (Primary)

“I had the amazing opportunity to complete an overseas practicum in Malaysia.”


I decided to study education as I have always wanted to be a teacher. I love helping others and working with kids so I thought this would be a great career path to pursue. The tutors within the course are very approachable and helpful. The assessment tasks are relevant to current teaching practices and allow for practical skills in lesson planning.

I have really enjoyed having the opportunity to undertake placement and work in local primary schools to gain practical experience. Through this course, I also had the amazing opportunity to complete an overseas practicum in Malaysia, allowing me to connect with pre-service teachers from other universities and experience teaching in a setting that was completely unfamiliar to me.

The course has set me up with the skills to successfully run my own classroom in a primary school. Through the Hallmark program at La Trobe, I was able to undertake a research internship with one of the education researchers. This experience helped me to realise that I would like to engage in my own educational research further in my teaching career.