The New Zealand Overseas Experience (OE) is widespread as a personal undertaking outside of the study experience and our country’s international education goals focus primarily on export targets set by government.
Other major international education players have a long history of structuring the OE within academic studies. For example, Australia has gone from zero to surpassing U.S. participation rates in just a decade, the United Kingdom has set new outbound targets and the United States has launched the Generation Study Abroad Initiative. Why? Is the field changing in New Zealand? And should we embrace this international trend more?
In this session, we will look at some of the drivers for internationalisation and government strategy in the major international education markets and examine how a robust outbound agenda can enhance New Zealand’s progress towards its export targets.