Global Learning

Global Learning and International Experience Programs

Combine study and cultural immersion while gaining credit towards your degree. Students in the Faculty of Arts and Education have a range of global learning opportunities available for course credit in the areas of Communication, Creative Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Education.

TRAVEL UPDATE:  Deakin is pleased to advise that we will be opening up selected global learning opportunities for the second half of 2022, subject to government health regulations and/or travel restrictions.

A limited number of face-to-face global learning programs are on offer for the June/July 2022 break, as well as several virtual global learning programs. Please see our short term partner program or virtual internship (Global Experiential Learning) options below.

We expect to offer a broader suite of in-person programs and destinations to students in T3, 2022. Faculty-led study tours and immersion programs for T3 2022 will be confirmed by June 2022.

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2022 Global Learning & International Experiences:

You can find information on current Trimester 1, 2 and 3 programs that will be available to students in 2022 below. Please note there may be additional programs that will be added to these lists and updated throughout the year:

Trimester 2 Programs

ProgramsDetailsDates
Indonesian International Internships (online)

This internship provides an opportunity for you to undertake a comprehensive online internship with an organisation located in one of the fastest growing capital cities in Southeast Asia -- Jakarta, Indonesia. You will work closely with our partner International Internships to secure a placement tailored to your discipline and interests. This program will not only provide you with valuable international work experience but will also give you the chance to build the foundations of an exciting and dynamic career

Unit Options:
APE201 (1cp), APE301 (1 cp), AIS330 (2cp)

Flexible Dates: Part time or full time 4 - 6 weeks

Approved International Experience for BIS students

NCP Grants available

Applications are open, see the website for further details
Humanities Industry Team Internship (HITI) Program

The Humanities Industry Team Internship program is a team-based agency-like placement where you will have the opportunity to work on a real project brief with a real client.

This program will assist you to build skills in professional communication, team and client collaboration, project planning, research, engagement, pitching and presenting, working remotely and important work-ready skills to help you prepare for your career. Students who have completed the HITI program last year described the experience as meaningful, engaging, amazing and an enriching experience that they highly recommend to other students.

Unit Options: APE202(1cp) or APE301(1cp)

Approved International Experience for BIS students

Applications for T2 2022 are now open!

Read more about the program and apply today!  
Team Internships with not-for profits and NGOs - Freelancing HUB

An exciting and innovative work integrated learning initiative that offers internships within a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural team, developing a solution for not-for-profit or community organisations. Each project team is assigned an experienced industry mentor/project manager. You will be matched to projects once you have applied and are selected.

Unit Options:
APE201 (1cp), APE202 (1cp), APE301 (1cp), ACC320 (1cp), ACC317 (1cp), ACC318 (1cp) & ACC700 (1cp)

Some Freelancing HUB projects can be approved towards 2022 International experience credit for students within the Bachelor of International Studies, as well as core Communication placements.

Applications for T2 are open, apply via the website.

Deakin UniHub - Individual internship opportunities

Deakin University have a large number of fantastic industry relationships. When these organisations are looking for interns to join their team, we advertise these opportunities on our Jobs and Internships Board.Search and Apply now
Individually sourced internshipSource your own internship for credit in a domestic or international organisation. Organising your own internship allows you the flexibility to decide where, when, and how you will intern. You can choose your organisation and focus of your experience, as well as the location (for example on-site or remotely located). Internships will be supervised by a professional in your study area, and allow you to build skills, knowledge and networks that are so valuable for your future career. Learn more about the process of sourcing and securing your own internship for credit here.

Opportunities available year round.

Note that once you secure an internship you are required to register your internship at least 2 weeks prior your start date with the WIL team. Instructions on how to do this are here.

Short Term Partner Exchange Programs

Study with classmates from around the world at an overseas University.. Short Term Programs are a great way to experience study with an overseas partner University, without the commitment a full trimester or full year of study. 
Short Term Programs are typically between 2-6 weeks in duration. 
A list of all up and coming programs can be found here.

Approved International Experience for BIS students

Applications for T2 will open in April

Further information can be found here

Trimester 3 Programs

ProgramsDetailsDates
Japan Immersion Program

This Study Tour program focuses on developing your understanding of Japanese politics, society and culture.

Based at Musashi University in Tokyo, you will participate in a program of guest lectures and seminars, workshops with local students, Japanese language classes and field trips. This program also includes a 4-day trip to Hiroshima to visit locations including the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Miyajima Island and the A-Bomb Dome, and a 3-day trip to Kyoto.

There will also be time to explore Hiroshima, Kyoto and Tokyo independently during the program (including the independent travel weekend in the middle of the program).

Unit: AIS203 (1cp)

NCP Grants available

Approved International Experience for BIS students

Applications for T3 2022 are NOW OPEN
AVI Internship Program

This internship will see you interning with an international organisation within the Asia Pacific area, organised and supported by esteemed third party provider, AVI.

Unit Options: APE202(1cp), APE301(1cp) or AIS330 (2cp)

NCP Grants available

Approved International Experience for BIS students

Applications for T3 will open in August
Indonesian International Internships (online)

This internship provides an opportunity for you to undertake a comprehensive online internship with an organisation located in one of the fastest growing capital cities in Southeast Asia -- Jakarta, Indonesia. You will work closely with our partner International Internships to secure a placement tailored to your discipline and interests. This program will not only provide you with valuable international work experience but will also give you the chance to build the foundations of an exciting and dynamic career.

Unit Options:
APE201 (1cp), APE301 (1 cp), AIS330 (2cp)

Flexible Dates: Part time or full time 4 - 6 weeks

Approved International Experience for BIS students

NCP Grants available

Applications for T3 will open in August
Team Internships with not-for profits and NGOs - Freelancing HUB

An exciting and innovative work integrated learning initiative that offers internships within a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural team, developing a solution for not-for-profit or community organisations. Each project team is assigned an experienced industry mentor/project manager. You will be matched to projects once you have applied and are selected.

Unit Options:
APE201 (1cp), APE202 (1cp), APE301 (1cp), ACC320 (1cp), ACC317 (1cp), ACC318 (1cp) & ACC700 (1cp)

Some Freelancing HUB projects can be approved towards 2021 International experience credit for students within the Bachelor of International Studies, as well as core Communication placements.

Applications for T3 will open in August

Deakin UniHub - Individual internship opportunities

Deakin University have a large number of fantastic industry relationships. When these organisations are looking for interns to join their team, we advertise these opportunities on our Jobs and Internships Board.Search and Apply now
Individually sourced internshipSource your own internship for credit in a domestic or international organisation. Organising your own internship allows you the flexibility to decide where, when, and how you will intern. You can choose your organisation and focus of your experience, as well as the location (for example on-site or remotely located). Internships will be supervised by a professional in your study area, and allow you to build skills, knowledge and networks that are so valuable for your future career. Learn more about the process of sourcing and securing your own internship for credit here.

Opportunities available year round.

Note that once you secure an internship you are required to register your internship at least 2 weeks prior your start date with the WIL team. Instructions on how to do this are here.

Short Term Partner Exchange Programs

Study with classmates from around the world at an overseas University.. Short Term Programs are a great way to experience study with an overseas partner University, without the commitment a full trimester or full year of study. 
Short Term Programs are typically between 2-6 weeks in duration. 
A list of all up and coming programs can be found here.

Approved International Experience for BIS students

Applications for mid-year (T2) are open now (see individual program deadlines)

Applications for T3 will open in August.

Further information can be found here


Bachelor of International Studies information:

As part of your degree, you are required to complete a certain number of International Experience credit points. The Work Integrated Learning team are here to help you plan and complete your core International Experience. Please note below how many credit points of International Experience you need to complete in order to meet your course requirements for graduation:

CourseInternational Experience Credit Required

Bachelor of International Studies (A326)

Minimum of 2 credit points of International Experience

Bachelor of International Studies (Global Scholar) (A306)

Minimum of 4 credit points of International Experience. At least 1 credit point of this must include an internship experience

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Studies (D328)

Minimum of 2 credit points of International Experience

Bachelor of International Studies / Bachelor of Commerce (D338)

Minimum of 2 credit points of International Experience

You can learn more about your International Experience course requirements in your University Handbook. The above trimester program listings are here to help you plan and secure your International Experience. Remember that the WIL team are here to support you in this process. You can contact us at any time for assistance and guidance.

It is also important students contact a Student Adviser regularly to discuss and confirm their enrolment requirements to ensure they are in line and on track with your course requirements for graduation. Please ensure to get in contact with the Student Central team at least twice a year to confirm these details: Contact a Student Adviser

Why undertake an independent internship for your 'International Experience'?

Organising an independent internship with a host organisation that you choose is a great way to network directly with professionals working in your industry, and prepare for your graduate job search. Internships give you the opportunity to gain practical experience supervised by a professional in your discipline

What makes an internship ‘International’?

For Bachelor of International Studies students, placements should be international in orientation and/or work within intercultural contexts. Some examples of organisations that fit these criteria are: Australian based organisations that work with culturally diverse populations that include people from (but are not limited to) First Nations, migrants and refugees; Australian based organisations that currently have or are seeking export capacity; and any organisation based internationally or domestically that is able to accommodate English speaking interns and enables you to experience the cultures, ideas, values and beliefs of nations other than Australia.

There is some flexibility within these guidelines and we want you to tell us how your placement will utilise and develop the skills that you have learned in your International Studies degree.

In these placements you could be engaged in these types of activities:

  • Research projects
  • Policy review, writing, interpreting
  • Social media campaigns
  • Field work
  • Marketing and communication projects
  • Event management
  • Fundraising campaigns (frontline fundraising is not suitable e.g. telephone fundraising, however working on strategy, event management etc. can be suitable)
  • Client liaison (where appropriate and not taking the place of a regular employee)

Learn more tips and tricks on securing your own internship at our Internship Process for Students page.


Funding your WIL experience

There may be some funding opportunities you can apply for to help support or fund your Global Learning/ International Experience program. Find up to date information regarding these opportunities here.


Planning your WIL experience

WIL experiences must be enrolled for-credit, so it’s important that you contact a Student Adviser to discuss your course progression and plan where Global Learning or International Experience will sit in your course.  Please  Contact a Student Adviser regularly to make sure you’re up to date and on track with your course credits and requirements.


Global Citizenship Program

In an increasingly globalised world, employers and businesses are looking for candidates who understand interdependent issues from local and global perspectives. Possessing a Deakin degree demonstrates that you are globally aware, culturally sensitive, and adapt well to new and diverse environments.

The Global Citizenship Program takes this to the next level. It is designed to enhance your cultural intelligence and strengthen your sense of community with inclusive leadership skills. The Program enhances your international engagement during your degree. You can undertake diverse global learning experiences such as:

  • International study experiences
  • International internships
  • Foreign language studies
  • Micro-credential accredited modules
  • Leadership in clubs/organisations with a global focus

View a full list of GCP-endorsed activities on the Deakin Abroad application portal. Upon completion of your global learning experiences, you are eligible to apply for a Global Citizenship Award, including our Deakin GCP micro-credential and the option of a further CQAccelerator micro-credential. Learn more about the program here.

Questions?

Contact the ArtsEd Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team

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