How can a GEP be taken?
The GEP can be taken as either one of the following:
- a replacement for one of the regular teaching practicums in your studies
- a component in the elective unit EEG302 – Place, Culture and Teaching in a Global Context.
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 have 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 2017, overseas placements ranged in price from $3000 to $4500, while the Northern Territory was $1500 to $2000. Financial support may also be possible.