Advice for Bachelor of Global Studies students

As a Bachelor of Global Studies (BGS) student, you are in a unique position of having overseas study built directly into your course.

You can complete your overseas study component by studying a Semester in Prato or on exchange with a partner university, by studying on intercampus exchange with Monash Malaysia or by completing several short overseas programs.

Studying overseas will give you the opportunity to gain multiple perspectives on your specialisation while immersing yourself in a new culture and honing your language skills.

Planning your overseas studies


Start planning your overseas study early (first semester of first year) as most application processes start a year before hopping on the plane. You will need to plan your program around the Leadership for Social Change, Cornerstone and Capstone units – which must be taken at Monash.

Course advice meeting

Get a course progression check to determine how you should structure your degree. Electives are typically the easiest unit type to complete overseas – be aware of how many electives you have in your degree.


Choose a program wisely – a good choice can help enhance your employability skills, flexibility and communications skills.  Do your research and think outside the box!

Go again

Going overseas more than once is recommended.  Try to become a regional expert or study subjects from contrasting viewpoints (e.g. East vs. West).

Global Scholars Program

Apply for the scholars program for BGS students that will help you build on your overseas experience and intercultural competencies through activities such as mentorships, blogging and events.  

Where have BGS students travelled to with Arts?

Have a look at where BGS students have studied Arts overseas since 2015