International applications and international experience opportunities

Prospective international students must apply through Deakin International. For more information and application procedures visit the Deakin International website

Study Exchange

We frequently have international students spending one or more trimester at our School. Many of our students also choose to embark a study exchange or study abroad programme. The opportunity to gain credit whilst experiencing a different culture and way of life is attractive and worthwhile. Many students find this one of the highlights of their study experience.

If you are a Deakin student, the School of Architecture and Built Environment Course Advisor can assist you with planning where and when you would like to take up such an opportunity. A list of partner institutions is available for you to consider.

For further information and application procedures, visit Student exchange and Education abroad

Short-term international workshops and programmes

iDiDe 2010-2011 design workshop, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Intercultural dialogue through design workshop (iDiDe) was a collaborative master class design workshop and intensive in country experience involving 4th year Masters of architecture students from Deakin and Malaysia. The aim was to foster intercultural awareness an understanding of cultures beyond one's own.

Emphasis was to address the theme of intercultural perspectives in South East Asia and the investigation of Australian cultural identity. Architects and future design professional are increasingly practicing in international contexts, alongside culturally diverse team members. The workshop offered invaluable personal insight into the relationships between people place and practice.

The iDiDe workshop facilitated understanding and cooperation at several levels through experiential learning, interaction, cultural immersion and increased student learning engagement. Participants from each country engaged with respect and demonstrated true professional collegial camaraderie leading to new and deep appreciation of one another's viewpoints, work ethos, design philosophies and established new friendships. Issues of cultural identity, social practices and the great architectural gesture were raised and debated through friendly and energetic debate, conversation and serious discussions.

For further information and application to participate in iDiDe 2011-2012, please contact the Course Advisor.

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