Global Education Program

Get a wider perspective on teaching by participating in our Global Education Program.

You’ll have the opportunity to travel and work in the Northern Territory or a selection of overseas destinations.

Broaden your horizons and develop your skills in intercultural education.


Discover a world of opportunities

Whether you choose to immerse yourself in an Indigenous community or take your early teaching skills abroad, the Global Education Program (GEP) is one of the highlights of a Deakin education degree.

The program offers pre-service teachers a diverse range of experiences. In 2016 the GEP included placements in the Northern Territory, Canada, Malaysia, Nepal, Switzerland and Vanuatu.

How can a GEP be taken?

The GEP can be taken either as:

  • a replacement for one of the regular teaching practicums in your studies, or
  • a component in the elective unit EEG402 – Teaching in a global world.

Is a GEP right for me?

There's a huge upside to getting involved in a GEP. Professionally, it's an opportunity to engage in diverse educational settings that challenge you to teach taking into account cultural influences and geographical variations.

Personally it can change your view of the community you live and work in, while expanding your understanding of the world.

Am I eligible to participate?

Eligibility for a GEP is restricted to students who have successfully completed a local practicum and are in at least the third year of their four year degree. 

Students who’ve successfully completed EPR701 in the Master of Teaching are also eligible.  Applications open in March each year. Students must be enrolled in one of these courses:

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Years) (Vanuatu program only).
  • 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 program only).

What will a GEP cost?

Your GEP price includes economy-class airfare, accommodation and on-ground transport. Costs vary by destination and length of placement, which is generally anywhere between three and five weeks in duration. 

In 2016, overseas placements ranged in price from $3000 to $4500, while the Northern Territory was $1500 to $2000. Financial support may also be possible.