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Internationalisation of education refers to border-crossing educational activities, and it becomes more and more popular in Australian universities and has attracted a number of international students. Liddicoat(2003) explains the concept of internationalisation of education in three major activities, which are “internationalisation of the student body”, “internationalisation of teaching and learning”, and “internationalisation of student experience”. First of all, in terms of internationalising the student body, the main strategy of most universities is recruiting oversea students, which has been supported by government and funding policies. Liddicoat(2003) in his article states that the development of policy concerning the internationalisation of education in Australia started from the Colombo plan, later on, the Jackson report created the idea of transferring the education services into commercial trade. However, as the influx of the international students, the cross-cultural communication of students from different culture backgrounds is not successful as it supposed to be. Therefore, more efforts are needed from both students and educational institution. Secondly, internationalising the teaching and learning is primarily about internationalised curriculum. Liddicoat(2003) challenges the typology of internationalised curriculum which listed by IDP and current policy, then he rises two approaches to develop the internationalised curriculum: the internationalisation of content and development of intercultural understanding. These approaches refer to ideas of teaching both national and international context and getting students to have cross-linguistic and cross-cultural communication. As for internationalising students’ studying and living experience, the major approach is exchange programs. The aim of exchange experience is to help students gain the

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