Welcome Program

We’d like to welcome you to Australia!

At the program, there will be a range of activities that best fit the season. You may get to go surfing, hiking, swimming and mountain-bike riding with fellow Deakin students, all while learning about living and studying in Australia.

Make new friends from all around the world

You’ll have the chance to meet other study abroad and exchange students on your welcome trip, as well as Australian students who have studied abroad themselves.

Welcome Program activities

There are so many ways to experience Australia’s natural beauty, and on our welcome trip, organised in the beautiful towns in Victoria, you can do them all.

We offer surfing lessons, hiking through the temperate rainforest, yoga and games. You’ll also be able to rub shoulders with the locals at the local pub, or simply relax on a beach and hang out with your new friends.

Beach Welcome 2016

Deakin's Study Abroad team hosts two welcome trips every year for their international students. Watch to see how it went in 2016!

Get ready for Deakin

The trip will also feature useful sessions on making the most of your stay in Australia, including sessions on how to ensure your enrolment is complete, how best to meet Aussies and settle into university life and tips on travelling in Australia.

Our successful Welcome Program for Trimester 2, 2019 Study Abroad and Exchange students was also covered by The Standard, Warrnambool's regional newspaper.

We’ve got you covered

This trip is our way of welcoming study abroad and exchange students to Australia and to Deakin, and making sure you get the most out of your time here. Students will need to pay a non-refundable and non-transferable fee of AUD$180 to participate in 2020.

The trip includes:

  • all transportation between locations
  • accommodation in hostels, motels and holiday houses (beach houses)
  • most meals for the duration of the trip
  • assistance from the Deakin International crew, who will be around to show you all the best sights and guide you through all the fun activities.

Find out more about study abroad and exchange at Deakin