International programmes and partnerships

Our dedicated team builds relationships with leading international institutions through our student programmes, network partnerships, and direct engagement.

Deborah McAllister, Deputy Director International Partnerships and Services

Debs has more than 13 years’ experience in relationship and partnership development in education and government in the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Prior to taking up the role of Deputy Director, International Partnerships and Services, Debs led the University’s strategic engagement with its international networks and partnerships for five years and has previously held roles in marketing and admissions, widening participation, student volunteering and business development.

360 International

360 International strategic report

Download and read our strategic report on increasing Māori participation in learning abroad below, written by Lydie Faure Kilgannon, Ainslie Moore and Brett Berquist for 360 International.

360 International provides University of Auckland students with access to a diverse range of overseas and virtual experiences including semester-long and year-long exchange, short-term and summer programmes, research placements, internships, and more.

Learn more about 360 International.

Chandra Leenheer is the 360 International Manager, leading the team to promote learning abroad opportunities for current University of Auckland students.

Raewyn Tan, Isabella River and Simone Cocco are our 360 International Advisers responsible for the University of Auckland's outbound exchange programme and students participating in learning abroad activities. 

Sarah King is our Outbound Scholarships Coordinator, responsible for submission of group programme applications for the Prime Minister's Scholarships for Asia and Latin America, and for coordinating funded group programme activities. 

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Study Abroad and Exchange

The Study Abroad team provides study abroad and exchange opportunities for overseas university students to spend a summer, semester or year at New Zealand's top-ranked university. They can choose courses from a diverse range of subjects and courses while living in a coastal city that combines liveability and stunning natural beauty.

More information about study options for international students.

Sarah Sung is the Study Abroad Manager overseeing the Study Abroad team and study abroad partnerships..

Simon Underwood is the International Short Courses Manager developing transformative, high-quality, customised programmes for overseas universities.

Sherry Fan and Abi Penaliggon are our Study Abroad Advisers responsible for inbound study abroad and exchange students.

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Note: All student inquires regarding incoming study abroad and exchange students should first be directed to your exchange/study abroad coordinator at your home university.

International Partnerships and Networks

International Networks

Jina Kim is our International Networks Coordinator. Jina supports the University’s internationalisation and research objectives through its global research partnerships, maximising network opportunities and international collaboration between academic and professional staff, as well as students. Global research partnerships include:

If you have questions regarding our global engagement and networks, please contact us.

International Partnerships

We support the International Strategy Group to identify and develop international strategic partnerships. We lead the faculty working groups to produce strategic partnership plans for identified partners, and advise International Managers on the University’s International policy regarding partnerships and strategic engagement.

Deepa Chaturvedi is our International Partnerships Advisor responsible for maintaining effective communication and engagement with our global partners, assessing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Student Exchange Agreement (SEA) proposals, and providing recommendations for a decision to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Strategic Engagement and Director International.

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