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Working, studying and volunteering overseas

This page is a resource for students and graduates seeking work, study or volunteer opportunities outside Australia.

Working, studying and volunteering overseas can be a life-changing experience but research is essential.

RMIT overseas work experience programs

RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP)
The RIIERP program places students on six to 12-month placements with some of the world’s best-practice companies in:

RMIT overseas work experience partners

IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience)
IAESTE provides students in technical degrees with paid, course-related, technical work experience abroad.

AIESEC provides students and recent graduates the opportunity to join as a member; or embark on a global volunteer experience with projects based in over 110 countries designed for leadership, personal, and professional development.

Study overseas

RMIT Education Abroad
Education abroad facilitates short-term and semester length overseas study for RMIT students in hundreds of locations.

RMIT Study Tours
Short-term study tours are often an affordable and interesting way of combining new experiences with credit towards your program.

RMIT offshore programs and partners
RMIT courses are taught on the Vietnam campuses or at a number of partner institutions in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka.

Working overseas resources

Visa requirements
Most countries have restrictions on who can work there and for how long. Check out any work restrictions by contacting the respective the foreign embassies.

Some countries also offer working holiday visas to selected passport holders.

Going Global (log in required)
Going Global contains extensive country-specific career, employment and job search resources for more than 80 locations worldwide, and includes a city-by-city guide to working in America, and comprehensive information on working in the UK, Europe and Singapore.

RMIT CareerHub
Check out current international vacancies and research employers that have advertised international vacancies for RMIT students in the past.

My Future - Working Overseas
International job search and volunteer resources with tips on preparing to live abroad.

Graduate Careers Australia - Work Overseas
Information on working and volunteering abroad, gap years and working holidays.

AusAid - Volunteer Overseas
The Australian government volunteer overseas website with links to other global volunteering resources.

Smart Traveller
Information from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for Australian citizens planning on living and working overseas.

RMIT International Alumni
If you are moving to a new country anywhere from Shanghai to London, you can connect with other RMIT alumni by joining one of RMIT's global alumni networks.

RMIT Travel Scholarships
Scholarships and grants for overseas travel and opportunities.

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