The immersion experience program is life changing... You learn so much and it opens your eyes to global events, issues, and cultures. I want to be able to make a difference in this world.”
The world is getting smaller, and understanding international issues, relations and change is more important than ever. So if you want to make an impact on the global stage, a career in international development or global studies might be for you.
Why us? Because it’s about you
With us, you’ll get an informed global perspective. And you’ll gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for competent, compassionate, ethical and professional engagement with communities around the world.
If you have a strong commitment to the common good and respect for the dignity of the human person, you’ll thrive at ACU.
A degree that belongs on your bucket list
Your time with us is about more than finding a career. It’s also about discovering new places and experiences. Our degrees provide opportunities to study overseas and participate in our local and international community engagement programs. If you choose the Bachelor of International Development Studies, you’ll spend at least three weeks with a development or humanitarian program in a developing country.
A range of opportunities
Your career could take you around Australia or overseas, working with a non-government organisation, the United Nations, human rights advocacy, social entrepreneurship, fair trade businesses, eco and responsible tourism, humanitarian work, private aid distributors and more.
We’ve got your back
If you don’t meet the state-based requirements for entry into your degree, don’t panic. There are lots of ways into ACU. Explore our pathways to get started. Explore our pathways to get started.
Do you have a passion for international study? Our courses in international development and global studies will give you the opportunity to gain cross-cultural experience by studying in Australia and completing an overseas study tour or internship.
Bachelor of International Development Studies
You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to work for organisations that aim to improve the lives of some of the world's most disadvantaged people. A key feature of this course is the immersion experience in the third year of the program. This experience will expose you to the people, life and culture of communities in a developing country and provide you vital practical knowledge in the field.
Expand your horizons and become globally aware. The Bachelor of Global Studies is offered as part of a range of dual degrees.
The global studies programs include a semester of study abroad at one of our 70 plus partner universities around the world.
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