Exchange Fair Circuit 2017


The Exchange Fair Circuit is a collaborative initiative between Australian universities to encourage more students to study overseas on exchange.

It began in 2004 and aims to leverage off already established institution-based exchange fairs. Collaborating on a national level – and coordinating the timing of individual fairs – greatly enhances the value proposition for international partner institutions travelling to Australia. International partners attend different sections of the circuit each year, or participate in the whole circuit on alternate years.

The Exchange Fair Circuit is now a firmly established part of the annual student mobility calendar in Australia.


The Exchange Fair Circuit aims to:

  • Promote outbound educational programs to Australian students and increase the level of student participation
  • Encourage as many international partners to come to Australia and promote their institutions as exchange destinations
  • Encourage other interested stakeholders to promote themselves, such as the Australian government promoting the OS-HELP loans scheme
  • Increase the visibility and exposure of outbound mobility programs across Australia.

IEAA's Mobility Forum 2017 will be held in Brisbane on Wednesday 9–Thursday 10 August 2017.


The dates for the Exchange Fair Circuit 2017 are:

University of South Australia South Australia Kate Toone
Manager: International Recruitment & Mobility
(08) 8302 7483
Edith Cowan University Western Australia Simon Davies Burrows
Manager Internationalisation
(08) 6304 2438
The University of Western Australia Western Australia Jessica Gordon
Senior Study Abroad Adviser
(08) 6488 3536
Australian National University Australian Capital Territory Jess Cronin
Deputy Manager, Global Programs
(02) 6125 7626
Australian Catholic University Victoria Michelle Freney
Coordinator Outbound Exchange and Study Abroad
(02) 9739 2074
Deakin University Victoria Victoria Heron
Senior Manager, Global Mobility
(03) 9244 5277
La Trobe University
(Bendigo campus)
Victoria Zeyneb Akgun
Coordinator, La Trobe Abroad
(03) 9479 3448
Monash University Victoria Rachel Wellam
Senior Manager, Global Student Mobility
(03) 9905 8605
RMIT University Victoria Craig Wallace
Manager, Global Entities and Experiences
(03) 9925 2551
Curtin University Western Australia Alison Johnson
Team Leader, International Student Mobility
(08) 9266 4950
La Trobe University
(Bundoora campus)
Victoria Zeyneb Akgun
Coordinator, La Trobe Abroad
(03) 9479 3448
Swinburne University of Technology Victoria Mervyn Chong
Global Mobility Coordinator
(03) 9214 8094
The University of Melbourne Victoria Davina Potts
Associate Director, Global Mobility
0466 359 707
Victoria University Victoria Anna Ekstrand
Coordinator, Victoria Abroad
(03) 9919 1950
The University of Tasmania Tasmania Marnie Slaghuis
Senior Study Abroad & Exchange
(03) 6226 7125
University of New South Wales New South Wales Elena Longo
Exchange Coordinator
(02) 9385 5337

Western Sydney University

New South Wales Rohan McCarthy-Gill
Manager, International Mobility
(02) 9685 9714
The University of Newcastle New South Wales Adam Elhindi
Mobility Officer
(02) 4921 8772
The University of Sydney New South Wales Fiona White
Exchange Coordinator
(02) 8627 4648
University of Technology Sydney New South Wales Alana Christoff
Manager, International Exchange Programs
(02) 9514 2589
The University of Wollongong New South Wales Tanya Austin
Senior Coordinator, Student Mobility
(02) 4221 4311
Bond University Queensland Hannah Pilkington
Study Abroad and Exchange Officer
(07) 5595 5054
The University of Queensland Queensland Jan McCreary
Manager, UQ Abroad
(07) 3365 2852
CQUniversity (Brisbane) Queensland Eleanor Mitchell
International Partnerships Manager
(07) 3023 4284
Queensland University of Technology Queensland Katie Prenzler
International Student Mobility Coordinator
(07) 3138 2200
Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand Alexandra Wells-Lakeland
Student Exchange Coordinator
(Europe & Latin America)
+64 4 463 5667

IEAA's Mobility Forum 2017 will be held in Brisbane on Wednesday 9–Thursday 10 August 2017.

More information

Not on the list, or need to update your details? Please contact:

Peter Muntz
Communications Manager, IEAA

How does it work?

Each participating university nominates a day, or several days, over which they will hold their fair. Universities in the same states are encouraged to hold their fairs in the same period, usually over the same week, to enable partners to travel easily between events.

Each university invites their international partners to attend. International partners then choose their own route around Australia, depending on their individual partner relationships.

Institutions may organise their event differently, but each Exchange Fair generally involves a day where staff and students from visiting partner institutions speak to local students interested in undertaking exchange at an overseas university.

Representatives from commercial organisations, foreign government diplomatic missions, Australian government representatives are also invited to participate and promote their higher education initiatives – such as the OS-HELP loan scheme for exchange students.

Who is involved?

For international partners, this is the ultimate chance to visit your Australian exchange partners' campuses, meet their staff, meet their students and promote your institution.

For universities, the Exchange Fair Circuit is a great opportunity to host your exchange partners and promote the exchange opportunities that are open to your students.

  • Anyone with an exchange partnership with an Australian university
  • Australian government agencies associated with higher education
  • Foreign government diplomatic missions and higher education organisations
  • Stakeholders at each Australian campus
  • Sponsors of the Exchange Fair Circuit.
Previous participants
Below is a list of international partners who have participated in previous Exchange Fairs:
Austria Management Centre Innsbruck (MCI)
University of Salzburg
Australia AIM Overseas
Australian Friends of Hebrew University
Australian Friends of Tel Aviv University
The Centre for International Studies (CISaustralia)
Canada Canadian High Commission
Carleton University
HEC Montreal
Queen's University
Chile University of Diego Portales
China Fudan University
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Tianjin University
Tsinghua University
University of International Business and Economics
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Denmark University of Copenhagen
University of Twente
Fiji The University of the South Pacific
Finland University of Helsinki
University of Jyväskylä
France Bordeaux Business School
Bordeaux School of Management
Campus France Australie (Confirmed for 2015)
Catholic University of Lille (IESEG)
Embassy of France in Australia (Confirmed for 2015)​
​ESSCA School of Management
Germany DAAD
DHBW Loerrach
Free University of Berlin
Georg Simon Ohm Univeristy Nuernberg
Karlsrhue Institute of Technology
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Technical University of Berlin
Technical University of Munich
University of Stuttgart
Ireland Trinity College Dublin
Israel Hebrew University
Tel Aviv University
Italy University of Bocconi
University of Torino
Japan Ritsumeikan University
Musashi University
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Malaysia Monash University Sunway Campus
Mexico Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM)
Universidad de Monterrey
The Netherlands HAN University of Applied Sciences
Hague University
Maastricht University
Maastricht University – School of Business and Economics
University of Twente
New Caledonia University of New Caledonia
New Zealand University of Auckland
Norway University of Oslo
Scotland Edinburgh Napier University
Singapore National University of Singapore
Singapore Management University
South Korea Konkuk University
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Korean Education Centre and Korean Cultural Office
Spain Escola Universitaria D'Hoteleria I turisme (CETT-UB)
University of Navarra
Switzerland Embassy of Switzerland
Sweden KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Lund University
Malmo University
Umeå University
Turkey Bogazici University
UK Glasgow Caledonian University
Kingston University
Northumbria University
University of Bath
University of Birmingham
University of Bradford
University of East Anglia
University of Exeter
University of Leeds
University of Nottingham
University of Southampton
USA Boston University
Clarkson University
College of William & Mary
Colorado State University
The George Washington University
Minnesota State University Mankato
Northern Arizona University
Oregon University System
Slippery Rock University (SRU)