Spending some time studying overseas as part of your degree is invaluable, especially if you are studying a language.
The student exchange program involves universities all over the world, and is a group of arrangements between universities of comparable quality, with the aim of 'exchanging' one student for another.
In other words, if one UWA student goes to Universita di Bologna, one of theirs comes here. As a result of this direct exchange, you pay only your UWA fees while you're in Italy, and the Italian student pays his/her Bologna fees while in Australia.
If you prefer to study at a University with which we do not have a partnership, this is possible under study abroad - but you will need to take a leave of absence from your UWA course and pay fees to the overseas university.
You will be able to transfer credit from your overseas studies to your UWA course under both programs.
There are also several short courses in place (less than one semester):
The International Centre at UWA provides detailed information on exchange programs, and will be able to answer all your questions about how to apply and application deadlines (in June and December of each year).