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Below are some examples of the media attention Global Experience has received in the past. To view each story in full, please click the link at the bottom of each article.

O-week starts voyage to a playground journey and new career

UniSA News, February 2014. By Rosanna Galvin. 

A conversation with a fellow student while paddling down Adelaide's Onkaparinga River in a canoe during O-week has set UniSA student Tara Forbes' life on a different course that involves playgrounds and fundraising. 

The Bachelor of Environmental Science student began her studies with a vague idea that she liked maps and geography, but 10 months after that canoe conversation about travelling abroad, Tara found herself on a plane to Fiji with that same student, on a journey to pursue a career in sustainable development. 

View the full story here.

Overseas experience expands students' cultural understanding

UniSA News, November 2013. By Enric do Dalmau Huguet.

Tabby Ryan was one of 18 UniSA students who recently travelled to Indonesia as part of the Global Experience (GE) program.

The students, who were from a range of disciplines from across the University, spent two weeks based in Yogyakarta, visiting local businesses, touring cultural sites, and participating in community development activities. 

Final year student Tabby said a highlight of the study tour was being paired up with a local student from UniSA's host institution Universitas.

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Global Experience: Postcards from the edge. 

UniSA Business, November 2013. Skye Bennett and Dr Tracey Bretag in conversation with UniSA Business. 

It's 38 degrees and humid. I've just landed in Yogyakarta and am about to embark on a 2-week study tour of Indonesia . I'm here with Program Director and tour leader, Dr Tracey Bretag, and 18 students through UniSA's Global Experience (GE) program, an extra-curricular activity that aims to encourage communication, networking and engagement across cultures. 

Delivered exclusively within the Asia-Pacific region, this is our first trip to Indonesia and everyone is very excited. 

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Indigenous learning at Iga Warta

UniSA News, May 2013. 

Twenty UniSA students have become the first South Australian university group to enjoy an Indigenous cultural awareness field trip to Iga Warta in the northern Flinders Ranges.

The field trip was organised by the Global Experience program and gave participants the opportunity to experience Adnyamathanha Aboriginal culture, and living, sharing and learning in an Aboriginal community setting.

Global Experience Director Dr Tracey Bretag said Iga Warta – located 700km north of Adelaide – gave students the chance to experience traditional bush tucker and enjoy a campfire experience that included storytelling, singing and sharing of Adnyamathanha culture, and a supper of damper, quandong jam and billy tea.

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Graduating with a global edge 

UniSA News, March 2013. By Rosanna Galvin. 

Thousands of new graduates will be preparing to don caps and gowns for their graduation ceremonies during March. Nine of those will be taking to the stage with an extra ‘feather’ in their cap, set to graduate from UniSA’s Global Experience (GE) program with a range of community and international experiences behind them. 

One of those graduates is Kelly Sullivan, a GE Student Ambassador who volunteered abroad, founded a not-for-profit organisation (NPO), taught Latin dance in Nepal and was a mentor to new students, all while completing her Bachelor of Visual Communications (Graphic Design).

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