Why CISaustralia

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We guarantee exceptional support, great value, cultural immersion and a personalised advising experience when choosing your courses, volunteer experience or internship. You're going places with CISaustralia!

CISaustralia is dedicated to providing university students with innovative, high quality, short-term overseas study, intern and volunteer experiences for academic credit, while promoting global awareness, inspiring personal growth, and developing engaged world citizens.

Our Vision: ‘Creating Opportunities – Changing Lives’

CISaustralia is made up of travellers who are passionate about further education (particularly overseas education). We love seeing and sharing the world and believe that every person should have the opportunity to study and travel overseas – there is so much to learn and experience in this world of ours – and CISaustralia wants to help you!

  • Designed to support Australian students exploring the world
  • 30+ global locations
  • 70+ study, intern and volunteer programs
  • A team of passionate educators and travellers
  • Degree qualified staff
  • Over 98% of all CISaustralia students who participate in a volunteer, internship or short-term study program are awarded academic credit from their Australian home university

The opportunity for Australians to combine travel and education has never been greater. CISaustralia provides students with unprecedented global learning opportunities – cultural immersion, stepping out of your comfort zone, experiencing new sights, tastes and sounds. This is what real life learning is all about – and it is what makes CISaustralia staff love what we do.

Our progressive and dynamic team is made up of staff from around the world: our management and program team here in Australia and the USA – and our on-site directors (the students’ in-country support network). We truly can support our participants (students) during their entire overseas experience.

CIS was established in 1999 and has 70+ staff globally, including CISaustralia. In addition we have 30+ on-site directors / coordinators and a multitude of partner and host representatives. Sending approximately 3,500+ students abroad each year, CIS offers diverse and comprehensive programs delivered by experienced and highly trained staff.

As a team, we are continually looking for new programs to offer, new opportunities and new ways to do our core business better. We enjoy making things happen and mostly we enjoy seeing our participants experiencing the amazing highs, the freedom, the challenges and the life-changing perspectives that come from seeing the world through new eyes.

We are committed to providing the best value overseas study, intern and volunteer abroad programs. We strive for cultural immersion in all programs, and understand our reputation is built on delivering a quality academic experience that is exciting, unique and inspiring.

We value our team and our participants; we place great importance on:

  • Commitment
  • Integrity
  • Community
  • Innovation
  • Knowledge
  • Responsiveness
  • Collaboration

We listen to you, we participate in our world, we work with energy and as a team. We believe that knowledge comes before understanding – at first you must know before you can understand. You must know that you want to see the world, know that there is so much more out there, know that you can be a part of it – then once you know you can begin to really understand – and this is where the magic happens.