Learning Abroad Network

IEAA's Learning Abroad Network is Australia's leading forum for all things related to student mobility. Among other events, we facilitate the annual IEAA Learning Abroad Forum and Learning Abroad Fair Circuit.

Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for the 2024 IEAA Learning Abroad Network Forum is open now. The Forum takes place in Surfers Paradise on 22 and 23 August.

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About the Network

IEAA's Learning Abroad provides support, professional development and networking opportunities for IEAA members and other interested professionals who work, or have an interest, in international leaning abroad. 

The network aims to provide:

  • To act as the prime Australian forum for discussion, debate, research and the dissemination of information and models of best practice in student mobility.
  • To contribute to the development of strategy, operations and policy in the field by government, institutions, organisations and industry involved in the international mobility of students.
  • Contribute to skills development of mobility staff through IEAA's professional development program.

Network Conveners

Network Conveners represent professionals across each of the IEAA Networks and are responsible for setting the agenda for network focussed events, research and insights and identifying relevant topics and speakers for the Australian International Education Conference (AIEC).

Simon Watson


Ashley Tanks

Deputy Convener

Jeannette Geesmann

Deputy Convener 


IEAA networks bring together like-minded colleagues to exchange ideas and insights. Find research, publication, insights and other resources curated by IEAA for our network subscribers.

Upcoming Events

IEAA network forums and events provide opportunities for admissions and compliance professionals across education institutions and organisations to come together and explore a range of issues and opportunities.

National Symposium on Australia-China School Partnerships 21 May 2024 - 21 May 2024Melbourne, State Library Victoria100 points

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IEAA Teaching and Learning Webinar 27 Jun 2024 - 27 Jun 2024Online Via Zoom20 points

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Latest News and Insights

Get the latest IEAA news & announcements here or through our social media channels or read our latest insights into international education. 

IEAA celebrates Australia’s exceptional international education professionals at AEIC 2023

Posted on 11/10/2023
The winners of the 2023 IEAA Excellence Awards were announced during the AIEC Opening Plenary on Wednesday 11 October 2023.

IEAA announces the ‘Help Australia Thrive!’ campaign

Posted on 31/07/2023
Do you have a presentation idea for this year's IEAA Admissions and Compliance Forum? Submit your proposal now.

Erasmus+ announces its 2023 Call for Proposals

Posted on 24/11/2022
Our goals are far-reaching, forward-thinking, and based on the concepts of effective advocacy, support, and representation. The strategy confirms IEAA as a leader in the international education community and a leading peak body in Australia.

Latest Insights



Restoring Learning Abroad into the Australian Student Experience

Dr Davina Potts, Dr Kirrilee Hughes

International education comprises the transformational experience of living and learning in another country. Australian universities lead the world in providing educational opportunities to students from around the global on our campuses.

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