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Returned students

Welcome back! We hope your experience overseas was everything you hoped for. Even though you’re home, there’s lots you can do to keep your experience alive.

Returning home from studying abroad can be challenging as you return to ‘normality’. There are plenty of ways to connect with other returned students and share your experiences abroad with prospective travellers.

Returning checklist

Get your unit approvals and transcripts processed

When you return, you’ll need to get organise your credit transfer. This is where Curtin assesses your academic results from your overseas experience to process academic credit transfer.

Your Host University will post an Official Academic Transcript to the Study Abroad & Student Exchange Office. Once it is received, we will let you know so you can collect it. It is important that you retain this as you may require it for future employment or study options.

The Study Abroad & Student Exchange Office will forward your transcript with the Unit Approval Form you submitted prior to commencing your exchange semester to your Faculty Student Services Office for processing. If the study you undertook at the Host University does not match the study you undertook, you will need to liaise with your Faculty Student Services Office to ensure you receive credit for your studies.

Please note: If you have outstanding monies owing to your Host University, they will not release your transcript and this may cause graduation delays.

Enrol in your units for the following semester at Curtin 

Don't forget to enrol in your units for your next semester online via OASIS.

Visit Careers, Employment & Leadership for assistance & support with updating your Resume

Curtin Careers, Employment and Leadership offers a range of services to support with your career development and planning. Make sure you schedule a meeting with one of the Careers Advisors who can help you translate your experience into your resume and help you to prepare for the world of employment. 

Share your experience!

Let your exchange experience live on once you're home!

Join the Curtin Global Exchange Society to meet other returned students and promote overseas activities.

Volunteer as a Global Exchange Representative (GER) and help new students planning their exchange experience. Applications for 2017 will open October 2016.

Join the Buddy Program and connect with the incoming exchange students as they begin their exchange experience. Download the Participation form in Word or PDF to get started.

Share your experience at an Exchange Information Session. We welcome returned students to come to our weekly sessions to share their experience, stories and tips to other students planning an exchange placement. Please email to schedule a timeslot.

Remember to stay active in the Global Society Forum. Your membership continues as your return from exchange and you can access resources to create connections with employers, register for professional networks and attend member only events.