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Current Program Updates

NAFSA: GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Program and Destination Seminars

We are all excited to attend the National NAFSA Conference in Vancouver this month. We are located at booth 1810, so please come by and visit us. Also, this year we will be offering Global Gabs, small sessions focused on specific topics to allow advisors to learn more about offerings through GlobaLinks Learning Abroad. The seminars will be one hour long and take place in our suite at the Pinnacle Downtown Marriott, a block from the convention center. The sessions are filling up so if you are interested please click here.

  • Introduction to Curriculum Integration: Increase Study Abroad Participation by Academic Specialty
  • Undergraduate Research Study Abroad in Europe – The EuroScholars Program
  • Crisis Management: Lessons Learned from New Zealand and Japan
  • Internships in Shanghai: Helping Students Create Their Own Fortune
  • Semester Abroad on a Shoestring Budget: Highlighting Program Options Under $10,000


Also, please stop the Poster Session "Utilizing Social Media: Tools for Each Stage of Student's Study Abroad Experience" on Friday, June 3, 2011 from 09:00-10:30am at the Vancouver Convention Center West Room 116-117.  Our Director of Institutional Relations, Eric Anderson will be presenting, along with Leslie Harlson, DAAD and Marisa Thigpen, Sonoma State University. 

Donate to the NAFSA Annual Fund

This year GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, in conjunction with STA Travel donated a trip to Australia, including airfare, accomodation in Cairns and local excursions. In Vancouver, please stop by the NAFSA Commons to  donate to the NAFSA Annual Fund. You will be eligible for this, along with many more raffle items by donating. For more information please check out the NAFSA website.

Semester Abroad Programs Still Available for Fall 2011

Do you have students who are still interested in studying abroad this Fall? We are still accepting applications for our Bond University and International College of Management, Sydney Fall 2011 semester abroad programs. These Australian universities will start their Fall semester in September and run through December. The application deadline for these programs is June 15, 2011.

Are you aware of our Custom Program options for student groups?

Building on our long and successful history in the Oceania region, custom short courses, internships and even semester abroad programs can be arranged through the expertise of our U.S. and overseas staff. Find out why we are the right partner for creating a customize academic course in any academic area by clicking here.  

Advising Help

AustraLearn Short Courses: Tropical Marine Ecology on Australia’s East Coast

The course will provide an introduction to tropical marine ecosystems and the interactions of humans with these systems. Through hands-on research and exploration, students will be introduced to a fascinating world that until they may have only imagined. Students will visit 3 island research stations on the Great Barrier Reef, as well as Brisbane and Cairns. This course is worth 4 US credits. Learn more at www.australearn.org/tropicalmarine 

EuroLearn: Lancaster University

Students can choose from a wide range of science classes, including aquatic biology, while studying for a semester or year at Lancaster University. Lancaster is well-known for its strong science programs, its vibrant campus life, and its proximity to the beautiful Lake District in England. Read more about this university and specific course offerings at www.eurolearn.org/Lancaster

AsiaLearn:Mahidol University

Located in Bangkok, Thailand offers students a variety of Marine and Life Sciences courses taught in English. Students are able to get hands on experience exploring the ecology of Thai Islands. Read Alix Ozaki’s from Wesleyan University experience.



Degrees in Marine Science are offered at over fifteen universities in Australia, and several universities in New Zealand and the U.K. Discover all the options available through our Degree Finder.

AustraLearn Semester or Year Abroad: Study Marine Science in Fij

Students have the opportunity to experience marine science in the island nation of Fiji at the University of the South Pacific through their unique Faculty of Islands and Oceans. All classes are taught in English. 


Check It Out


AustraLearn Students Selected As AusTrade, UQ and STA World Traveler Bloggers

Photo District News Features Australian Photograph Course

EuroScholars Academic Achievements Get Notice From Campus Publications

Cultural Differences Fade Fast For Student Volunteers At Korean Orphanage




New! GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Featured Students

Do your students wonder what it's really like to study abroad? We've created a section of our website to highlight student stories, videos, and interviews. Our NEW Featured Students section is a great resource for you and your students to learn more about the opportunities available to students in all of our destinations.

Resident Director Spotlight - Kym Treacy

Kym Treacy is the Senior Resident Director of Student Services & Programs based in Australia. Kym’s role is to manage all of the logistics for the Bridging Cultures Programs across the South Pacific as well as provide assistance, support and comfort to students and parents througout the study abroad experience. Kym has over 20 years experience which has allowed her to professionally organize and co-ordinate the groundwork for theBridging Cultures programs in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.


January or Summer

All summer program deadlines have now passed.

15 October 2011: January-Term Programs

Internships in Australia, New Zealand, & China

1 February 2011: May 2011 PDAC intake
1 March 2011: June 2011 PDAC intake
1 June 2011: September 2011 PDAC intake
Custom Program Placements: 4 months prior to intended start date


1 April 2011: For July 2011 intake
1 June 2011: For September 2011 intake
1 October 2011: For January 2012 intake
1 November 2011: For February 2012 intake





Spring 2012 Semester

1 September 2011: Freie Universität Berlin

15 September 2011: Trinity College Dublin,

30 September 2011: Leiden, Queen Mary University of London, Swansea, Stirling, Strathclyde

1 October 2011: EuroScholars

15 October 2011: American College of Thessaloniki, CESP-Prague, Dublin Institute of Technology, Kingston, UCSC Milan, Kent, Manchester

30 October 2011: Lancaster, Limerick




15 June 2011: Bond University and International College of Management, Sydney (September 2011 Start)
15 October 2011: Bond University and Australian National University for January 2012 intake
1 November 2011: New Zealand for February 2012 intake
15 November 2011: Australia (except Bond) and Fiji for February 2012 intake


1 April 2011: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University - Japan
1 May 2011: Sichuan University - China
15 May 2011: Minau University - China; Swinburne University of Technology - Sarawak, Malaysia; Korea University; Mahidol University - Thailand
15 June 2011: James Cook University - Singapore