The Swinburne Experience
Pre-Departure Information and Free Airport Pick Up Service
A free airport pick up service is available for all Swinburne International Study Abroad students when they first arrive.
- Online Booking SystemYou can use our Online Booking System to arrange the Pick Up Service before you arrive. You must book at least 3 days before you arrive, otherwise we will not be able to guarantee a place for you.
If you are arriving with family members or friends they will be required to pay on arrival. Please include your family members when you fill in the booking form.
Welcome Hours and Orientation
Meet the Swinburne Abroad team and your fellow classmates at these welcome events. Follow this link for more details.
SwinMates is now a vibrant student club through SSAA here at Swinburne for exchange and study abroad students at the Hawthorn and Prahran campuses. SwinMates Club organises activities and events for visiting exchange and Study Abroad students so they can meet, talk, go out and share experiences with local Swinburne students.The Club organise trips and activities, give advice on getting around the city, suggest places to visit and advise of the best places to go for help at Swinburne as well has fun. Local students can learn more about possible exchange opportunities of their own from our visiting exchange students! As well as socialising with the SwinMates, the club helps develop inter cultural communication skills and provides international networking opportunities.
Trip to see Australian Football
Going to see Australian football or ‘footy’, as it is affectionately called by locals, is a must for anyone visiting Australia. Experience the thrill and excitement of Australian football at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Swinburne Abroad hosts a Farewell Ceremony at the conclusion of each semester to farewell visiting Study Abroad students. Students are awarded a certificate for participating in the program and the evening event is a great opportunity for you to celebrate your time at Swinburne and in Australia.
Australian students who are leaving Australia on Swinburne Abroad programs also attend the ceremony, so it is a good opportunity to meet Australian students who might be studying in your home country.