A cross-cultural student adventure

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed), an international branch campus of the University of Newcastle, United Kingdom, accepts students from various backgrounds and provides the same curricula as its main campus.

Students from Malaysia and Southeast Asia will find it simpler to receive a top-notch education as a result.

Undergraduate students at NUMed have the unique opportunity to complete a portion of their education on the UK campus, which allows them to engage with a larger international student body.

While students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program have the option to complete their intercalated courses on the UK campus or participate in an exchange program, those in the 2+1 BSc (Honours) Biomedical Sciences (BMS) program will spend their final year of study in the UK.

Programs for international campus transfers give students the chance to fully immerse themselves in a new language, culture, and way of life.

They will be able to receive an international education that will enhance their learning environment and extend their horizons.

Numerous NUMed students who have taken part in campus transfer programs have reported positive effects on their personal development.

“My time in the UK was fascinating, enlightening, and transformative! Studying at the UK campus from September to December 2022, during the 2022–2023 academic year, allowed Valyn Tang Yi Tein, a third-year MBBS student, to step beyond of her comfort zone, encounter a different culture and lifestyle, and grow more independent.

Throughout their term, students typically acquire and refine a range of soft skills, including as problem-solving, communication, cross-cultural understanding, and adaptability—all of which are highly valued by employers.

Exchange programs can provide access to a variety of academic viewpoints, instructional strategies, and course options, which can enhance the educational experience and introduce students to new academic areas.

Students can learn from their international classmates while discovering and developing their areas of interest, as well as taking in various viewpoints and ideas, by living abroad and being exposed to people from different backgrounds, nationalities, and cultures.

Your capacity for critical thought will grow as a result, and your worldview will broaden. Consequently, regardless of their final destination, they will possess enhanced abilities to tackle the obstacles of their professions.

Developing networks and relationships overseas can help you take advantage of future chances on the personal and professional fronts. As a result, relationships developed through cross-cultural encounters can result in joint ventures, employment prospects, and a wider range of viewpoints on world affairs.