Exchange students get a taste of WA life

September 22, 2010

Thirty Murdoch University international exchange students have just had the time of their lives travelling around Western Australia for ten days.

Murdoch University offers a North West Trip every semester so that international students on the Study Abroad and Exchange program have the opportunity to experience remote outback WA in ‘true blue’ Aussie style.

Murdoch’s International Liaison Officer and tour leader Russ Braby said the road trip offers students an affordable way to explore the State and bond with their peers.

“We work our way up the coast taking in Monkey Mia, Shark Bay, Coral Bay, then east to Karajini and round it out with stops in mining towns of Tom Price and Newman,” Mr Braby said.

“They have a chance to see the dolphins at Monkey Mia, snorkel at Ningaloo Reef, hike through breathtaking gorges and learn about the history of WA’s mining industry.

Most of the international students who were on the trip were from the United States and Germany, but there were also students from Finland, Denmark and England.

Between 75 to 150 international students come to Murdoch on the Study Abroad and Exchange program each year.

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