UW-Madison Signs First Campus-wide Exchange Agreement with Australian University

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John Hearn, deputy vice-chancellor (International) of the University of Sydney (in the white shirt) , and Gilles Bousquet, dean of the Division of International Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, signed a campus-wide student exchange agreement August 28, 2009 at the University Club in Madison.

UW-Madison students will be able to directly enroll in University of Sydney courses in a variety of fields and will have the opportunity to explore Australian culture.

This is UW-Madison’s first campus-wide exchange agreement with an Australian university.

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Some of the other study abroad opportunities in Australia offered by UW-Madison’s International Academic Programs include programs at Macquarie University, Murdoch University, the University of Wollongong, and the University of Queensland.

Internship opportunities are also available through two additional programs, in Sydney and Canberra.

Both universities are members of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) , an international consortium of leading public research universities. In addition to his role at the University of Sydney, Hearn has been serving as WUN CEO since July 1, 2009.

Active participation in WUN has led to a variety of new research collaborations between the two universities, including a new multilateral interdisciplinary project on democracy studies.

For more on UW-Madison/WUN activities: www.intlstudies.wisc.edu/wun.