Global Study

International University Partners

Information for International Universities


The YMCA has existed for over 170 years to empower and improve the lives of young people, YMCA Global Study was created from our commitment to Youth and our belief statement: ‘We believe in the power of inspired young people’.

Our courses put an emphasis on educational experience and cultural immersion. We hope to provide Australian university students with the unique and relevant intensive study abroad experiences. By partnering with organisations and institutions from all over the world to ensure that our courses offer students a firsthand experience of what it is like to live, work and study in their host country.

If your university is interested in partnering with YMCA Global Study to develop a program for Australian students we’d love to hear from you.




Our current international university partners include:


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YMCA Global Study
Address: Suite 25, First Floor, 797 Plenty Road, South Morang VIC 3752

Phone: (03) 9407 6214


Japan - Osaka YMCA

Founded in 1882, Osaka YMCA has been one of the leading providers in education, well being and social services through its 4 foundations for both the local and international communities.  The organization is part of a world-wide network of YMCA NGOS, operating in nearly 120 nations and territories. Osaka YMCA has a particularly strong reputation in Japanese language education with its current colleges having over 30 years of experience delivering university bridging training and practical and comprehensive language courses.  With enrollment numbers growing year by year around 570 beginner through to advanced foreign students are currently enrolled at the Japanese language school.  The Japanese language department offers immersion classes focusing on improving a student’s speaking, listening, reading, writing skills anchoring them to holistic education on Japanese culture and ways of life.

France - Universite Catholique de Lille

Catholic University Lille YMCA Global Study

Universite Catholique de Lille is one of the largest universities in the French higher education system, boasting 28,500 students, 6 faculties, and 20 colleges and institutes. Founded in 1875 the Universite Catholique de Lille has grown to include 33 research teams, a hospital complex with 700 beds, and a child guidance centre. These institutions share the same educational philosophy based on excellence, humanist values, achievement, and solidarity, and are open to students and staff of all cultures and beliefs. Even though Universite Catholique de Lille is a private university, the university is a not-for-profit institution which aims to make the university’s services available to everybody in order to contribute to both economic and social progress.

UK - University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh-YMCA Global Study

For more than 400 years, the University of Edinburgh has been changing the world. Today, we continue to make our mark, with world-leading experts educating the pioneers of tomorrow. Our alumni include Charles Darwin, Alexander Graham Bell, Anne Redpath, Sir Walter Scott, David Hume and many more. We’re ranked 1st in Scotland for research power* and we’re the 6th oldest university in the English-speaking world.


Edinburgh was named UNESCO’s first City of Literature due to its rich literary history, which includes writers such as J.K. Rowling, Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Louis Stevenson. Both our medieval Old Town and the neo-classical New Town have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites and Edinburgh is also home to the Scottish Parliament. Edinburgh has been voted as the 2nd best student city in the UK**, with its numerous green parks and many of Scotland’s museums, art galleries and theatres.


Studying at the University of Edinburgh during the British summer is the perfect way to enjoy one of the world’s most unique cities. You’ll enjoy the city at the height of its summer, absorb new influences, and meet like-minded people from around the world as you embrace our exciting and enchanting city. Come and join us in 2018!


*Quality of Life Index 2015 | ** QS Best Student Cities 2016

USA - Michigan State University

MSU | Michigan State University | YMCA Global Study

Michigan State University (MSU) Spartans work to advance the common good with uncommon will. The nation’s pioneer land grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that strengthened higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world – one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation – and is home to a diverse community of dedicated students, scholars, athletes, artists, scientists and leaders. MSU’s campus in East Lansing, Michigan is home to a vibrant and diverse community of undergraduate and graduate students. It is a hub for new ideas and perspectives from across the world. At MSU, students grow, learn and engage with the world.


The American Semester Program (ASP), part of the Office for Education Abroad at MSU, offers 3-week Summer Short Course Programs that take place at Michigan State University. Full-time MSU faculty teach each Short Course and design them to be equivalent to 3 US-credits. Throughout the program, activities central to summer-life in Michigan featured, including trips to Lake Michigan and Chicago, Illinois. ASP also offers semester study abroad programs so that students from across the globe can study abroad at MSU and experience American college life.

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