Have you ever thought about volunteering overseas? With UniSA’s Hawke Ambassador International Volunteer Experience Program, you can make a positive difference not only to your life and career prospects, but to the lives of others, while also earning credit toward your degree.

This program differs from traditional international exchange or study programs, in that students volunteer their time and skills with an international non-government organisation (NGO), usually in an overseas location, rather than undertaking formal study at an overseas university. Students who are unable to travel overseas can volunteer with a local, internationally-focused program.

Students can volunteer with one of a number of NGOs, including:

  • Antipodeans Abroad 
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Australian Refugee Association
  • Gap Australia
  • Oxfam
  • Projects Abroad
  • Uniting International Mission
  • Volunteering SA
  • World Youth International
  • World Vision

The program has the support of former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke, as well as UniSA’s Hawke Centre, our double degree partners, and a number of local and international volunteer agencies. 

The program is available to students undertaking their second, third and fourth year of the:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (English and Creative Writing)
  • Bachelor of Arts (History and Cultural Studies)
  • Bachelor of Arts (International Relations)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Performing Arts)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)
  • Bachelor of Communication and Media
  • Bachelor of Media Arts
  • Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing
  • Double degree programs with international studies, including international business, management, marketing, journalism, social work and social policy, and law. 

The Hawke Ambassador program is designed to assist participants with their academic achievement, broader global and societal understanding, and leadership capacity. Participants can also earn 18 units towards their study program.