Overseas study

Study overseas to immerse yourself in a different culture, pick up a new language and expand your world view.

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and international travel restrictions, our mid-year Deakin Abroad programs have been suspended. We'll provide an update on future exciting overseas study programs when possible.

Expand your horizons

An international program helps you become more independent, develop cultural awareness and learn how to be adaptable and resilient. Whether you choose to study abroad for a trimester, go on a study tour for a couple of weeks, take on an internship or volunteer on the other side of the world, it will broaden your horizons as well as your career prospects. You'll make new friends, create a global network and have an enriching experience that will contribute to your life and career in ways you can't imagine.

Spend a trimester abroad

Curious about university life overseas? Spend one or two trimesters studying abroad! It's an excellent way to fully immerse yourself in another culture whilst working your way towards becoming a Deakin graduate. Plus, you'll earn credit towards your degree without adding any time to your course.

Spend a few weeks overseas

You can do a lot in just a few weeks overseas; help a developing community, study your favourite subject at a partner university, or undertake an internship at an international workplace.

Faculty-led study programs

These popular study tours are led by Deakin academics and staff. Run for two to three weeks, the intensive programs give you the opportunity to combine study and cultural immersion while gaining credit towards your degree.

Learn more about faculty-led study programs

Short-term partner programs

This is a fantastic way to fast-track your degree. Offered by our partner universities or approved hosts, the programs run for two to six weeks during Trimester 3 (November–February) and the June/July break.

Learn more about short-term partner programs

Global Experiential Learning (GEL)

GEL programs take your Deakin education outside the classroom and combine real-world experience with adventures abroad. Travel, gain course credit, and set yourself apart on the job market. GEL includes Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programs for invaluable professional experience, social impact programs to deepen your connection to community, and the High Achiever series – a highly sought-after selection of prestigious learning opportunities.

Learn more about GEL

I can honestly say that my study abroad experience was an absolute dream. I travelled to 13 countries and visited over 23 cities. During that time I grew in ways I didn't think possible.

Kayla LaManna

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws | Trimester exchange at the University of Leeds

Funding

Need financial assistance to get you there? There's lots of ways to fund your overseas experience with Deakin. Some programs may have one or more funding opportunities and can vary between $1000 and $8000.

Find out more about funding

Join our Global Citizenship Program

Studying overseas isn’t just a great adventure – it means you’ll be eligible to participate in Deakin’s Global Citizenship Program (GCP). The GCP is specifically designed to help you identify and value the skills gained from international engagement. It enables you to get involved in a variety of global programs and activities to build skills in key areas that are important in the global workplace and community.

Read more about the Global Citizenship Program

Explore the world with Deakin

Become a global graduate by experiencing an international Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program, faculty-led or short term program. It's an amazing opportunity to combine study and cultural immersion while fast-tracking your degree by gaining a credit point towards your studies.

Visit us

Melbourne Campus at Burwood

Building B, Room B2.26
Student drop-in times:
Monday–Friday, 10am–4pm

Email Deakin Abroad

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Building JB, Room JB2.301
Student drop-in times:
Monday–Friday, 10am–4pm

Geelong Waterfront Campus

John Hay Building, Room D2.144
Student drop-in times:
Monday–Friday, 10am–4pm