International opportunities

Kirby Dunlop

Kirby Dunlop

Bachelor of Arts/Law

We took classes within the very buildings where international diplomacy takes place, like the United Nations, World Trade Organisation and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The Geneva program was by far the most enjoyable course that I have undertaken at the ANU. Not only were we able to hear from so many experts working in the International Law field, we were undertaking classes within the very buildings that international diplomacy takes place. 

During our time in Geneva we were given the opportunity to learn about the operations of various UN bodies and NGOs. All guest lecturers were engaging and fostered a valuable discussion whilst providing helpful insight into possible future employment within the organisations. 

I couldn’t endorse this program more highly and would encourage anyone with an interest in international law to apply. 


Once you are an ANU Law student, our network of international exchange partner universities creates opportunities for you to complete part of your degree overseas. ANU partners with universities all over the world, offering opportunities to study in English as well as in another language.

Most exchanges are limited to a single semester. Once you are enrolled with us, you can learn more about eligibility requirements, how to apply, and how to support yourself while you are on exchange. You can take an exchange as part of your law degree, or your non-law degree (if in a FDD), or have it count towards both degrees.  International exchanges are arranged through ANU Global Programs.

College-led overseas courses

ANU College of Law offers courses based overseas - in Geneva, Alabama, Myanmar and Kyoto. Students eligible for these courses gain significant benefits from experiencing law first-hand in other countries. Entry to these courses is competitive, due to limited numbers in each course.

International mooting competitions

ANU Law has a proud tradition of competing in international mooting competitions. The ANU team has won the International finals of the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Mooting Competition in Washington DC on several occasions.  For a full list of competitons please see Student Competitions.

International internships

ANU runs the Washington Internship Program which gives students a unique opportunity to network with some of the most powerful people in American politics. The six-week internships in the United States Congress take place in January and February and are available to Australian National University (ANU) undergraduate students.*

ANU also runs the Taiwan Public Policy Internship Program. The program is a six-week research internship with a department or agency in the Taiwanese Government (Republic of China) and is open to undergraduate students (aged between 18 and 28) in their third year of study or honours.*

Law students can apply for international internship opportunities such as ANU Law World Bank Group's Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) Special Litigation Unit internship, The Australian National Internships Program (ANIP), International Court of Justice Traineeship, International Bar Association in London Internship, Permanent Court of Arbitration Fellowship or a self-arranged ANU Law Internship course taken overseas.

*These internships are not available to single undergraduate degree Law students, but you may be eligible to take one of these internships as a non-law elective course; or for Flexible Double Degree students, as part of your other degree from another ANU College.

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