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Global Citizenship Exchange

Do you want to make a difference globally?

You can explore active citizenship on a global scale, study and gain credit towards your qualification through the Global Citizenship Exchange Program.

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship has partnered with Ustinov College at Durham University to create this opportunity for community-minded students to explore community issues and make a difference internationally, while gaining academic credit.

The opportunity is:

  • Open to both undergraduate and post graduate students
  • Shorter than average international exchange programs, running from 4 to 12 weeks commencing from the Summer Break (November 2017 to February 2018)
  • Eligible for travel bursaries of up to $1,500

The successful applicant will:

  • Develop a global citizenship education curriculum, as part of an internship
  • Undertake coursework, if desired
  • Participate in other projects and activities of the host centres

How to Apply

Information Session

You can find the presentation slides from the Global Citizenship Exchange Information Session here

Important dates

Applications open: 23 August Applications close: 2 October

To make an application

  • Download the Global Citizenship Exchange Application form. Please note the form is not compatible with Microsoft Online and you must download the application form.
  • Attach completed application form and up-to-date CV
  • Send to Cheryl Finestone at

For more information, call Cheryl on 6488 7873.

Applications close COB Monday 2 October 2017.

Sarah McCauley
Current UWA Student
Intern at Southcare

"The McCusker Centre for Citizenship provided an opportunity to explore unchartered territory and experience firsthand the inspiring work, people, and mission of the community and not-for-profit sector. I would recommend this opportunity to any UWA student. You might find a new passion or direction for your future career. I know I did."

Ross Wortham
Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia

“Our organisation and others have been blown away by the quality and professionalism of the interns and we benefit from the different viewpoints they bring. I'm now very excited by the collective impact that potentially hundreds of these interns will have on the community service sector over the coming years, helping to build real generational change.”

Rebecca Ball
Executive Director
Office of Multicultural Interests

"There’s a great need for young people to contribute to internships like these. They bring contemporary thinking, they reflect the views of not only their own personal views but the views of their peers and that’s very important... to be embedding that type of thinking ..."