Global Experience Program (GEP)

The GEP teaching practicum program offers students a diverse range of experiences in educational settings beyond Victoria, Australia.

Welcome to the School of Education's Global Experience Program

The Global Experience Program (GEP) is a teaching practicum experience that offers pre-service teachers a diverse range of experiences in educational settings beyond Victoria, Australia.

Eligibility for GEP participation is restricted to students who have successfully completed a local practicum and are in at least the third year of a four year course or have successfully completed EPR701 in the MTeach. BECE students need to discuss participation with ECP226 unit chair.

The GEP can be undertaken either as

  • a replacement for one of the teaching practicums that would normally be undertaken in their studies, or
  • a component in the elective unit EEG402 - Teaching in a Global World.

Past participants in the program often claim the experience as the highlight of their pre-service teaching course. The personal and professional benefits of engaging in an international or remote community experience are demonstrable. It challenges pre-service teachers to think about, deal with, and appreciate cultural and educational knowledge and/or practices and perspectives different from their own. And the result is the development of a broader range of teaching and learning approaches and a more global perspective on education.

To be eligible, students must have successfully completed a local professional experience placement and currently enrolled in one of these courses:

  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Science)/Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Health and Physical Education
  • Master of Teaching (Northern Territory only - 5 weeks)

We encourage you to consider participating in the Global Experience Program and urge you to go to the listed destinations for further information.

General information for current students

GEPs include NT, Vanuatu, Canada, Nepal, Switzerland, Malaysia.

Travel to destination together (except for NT and possibly Switzerland). Reho Travel will arrange most GEPs and provide students with the opportunity to make ongoing payments over time.

Deakin University provides insurance for your GEP and an additional 10 days for extended travel.

Travel grants of $500 exist for each program. You can only apply for a travel grant after you have been accepted in to a Global Experience Program.

Approximate costs include accommodation, airfare, transport etc.

Destination

Approx cost

Approx dates

Application dates

Coordinator

Contact details

Canada

$4,500

Oct/Nov

Applications for 2015 program now closed. 

Dr. Wanty Widjaja

Dr. Leicha Bragg

w.widjaja@deakin.edu.au

leicha.bragg@deakin.edu.au

Nepal

$3000

Oct/Nov

Applications for 2015 program now closed.

Sue Bennett

Lisa Shuck

sue.bennett@deakin.edu.au

lisa.shuck@deakin.edu.au

Malaysia

$3500

June/July

Applications now open! Closing Sunday 19th April.

Dr. Rod Neilsen

rod.neilsen@deakin.edu.au

Northern Territory

$2300 - $3500

 Aug, Oct

Applications now open! Closing Sunday 19th April.

Julie Dyer

Dr. Glenn Auld

julie.dyer@deakin.edu.au

glenn.auld@deakin.edu.au

Switzerland

$4000 - 4500

November

Applications now open! Closing Sunday 19th April.

Heather Wallace

h.wallace@deakin.edu.au

Vanuatu

$4000

June/July

Applications for 2015 program now closed.

 

Dr. John Cripps-Clark

Dr. Peta White

john.crippsclark@deakin.edu.au

peta.white@deakin.edu.au

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