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: COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to cause uncertainty around the world, leading to the Australian Government issuing a worldwide travel advisory of “Do not travel”. The health and wellbeing of our students and host communities is of primary importance to Deakin. Due to the high level of uncertainty, the University has decided to suspend all face-to-face global mobility programs and global internships scheduled to commence in 2021. Applications and approvals for overseas study will not open until the Australian Government travel restrictions allow international travel, and the University decides it is safe to do so. We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide an update on the possibility of 2022 travel at the end of this year. In the meantime, there are plenty of online global learning opportunities available to students throughout the year.

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2021 Global Learning/International Experience Programs:

You can find information on current Trimester  2 and 3 programs that will be available to students in 2021 below. Please note there may be additional programs that will be added to these lists and updated throughout the year:

Trimester 2 Programs

ProgramDetailsDates
Virtual Indonesia Team Internship Program

This program offers in-depth experience working in the Asia-Pacific region. During this internship you will complete a four-week team internship remote/online with a leading organisation in Indonesia. The internship is specifically catered to your career aspirations and aligned with your field of study. Learn more here.

Unit Options:
APE201 (1cp), APE301 (1 cp), AIS330 (2cp), ACC317 (1cp), ACC318 (1cp), ACC320 (1cp), ACC700 (1cp)

Approved International Experience for BIS students

NCP Grants available

Applications open now and close 25th April:

Apply here

This internship provides an opportunity for you to undertake a comprehensive online/virtual 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. Learn more here.

Unit Options:
APE201 (1cp), APE301 (1 cp), AIS330 (2cp), ACC317 (1cp), ACC318 (1cp), ACC320 (1cp), ACC700 (1cp)


Approved International Experience for BIS students

NCP Grants available

Applications open now and close 4th July:

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), APE301 (1 cp), AIS330 (2cp), ACC320 (1cp), ACC317 (1cp)

Some Freelancing HUB projects can be approved towards 2020 international experience credit for students within the Bachelor of International Studies, as well as core Communication placements.

Applications for T2 2021 are open now:

Apply here

Virtual Asia-Pacific Innovation with HEX Discovery Program

This prestigious program, run by HEX and based in Singapore, brings the world’s foremost innovation and start-up leaders (past HEX collaborators have included Facebook, Google, Uber, and more) and connects them with the next generation of entrepreneurial talent. Over two inspiring weeks in July, you will join a select cohort of students and early-stage founders to learn from thought leaders, work on your start-up concept and join the next generation of global entrepreneurial talent. Learn more about the program here

Unit Options: APE201 (1cp)

Approved International Experience for BIS students

NCP Grants available

Applications open now and close 1st May:

Apply here

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 from a real organisation. 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 undertook this program in T2 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 2021 will open in May

Humanitarian Assistance Team Internship (HATI)

As a HATI intern you will gain a practice-focused understanding of humanitarian action including key debates, principles and response processes, and also have the opportunity to develop relevant professional skills including effective intercultural communication and working in diverse teams to respond to a range of humanitarian response challenges. The program comprises two phases: the first (weeks 1-5) will equip you with essential knowledge of the humanitarian sector as well as developing your understanding of team work skills, while the second (weeks 7-11) will enable you to apply your knowledge and skills in a simulated humanitarian disaster response.

Credit: AIS330 (2cp) or APE301(1cp, with academic approval)
Approved International Experience for BIS students

Applications for T2 2021 will open in May

Source 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.

Unit Options:
APE201 (1cp), APE301 (1 cp), AIS330 (2cp), ACC317 (1cp), ACC318 (1cp), ACC320 (1cp), ACC700 (1cp)

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.

Deakin University have a large number of fantastic industry relationships. When these organisations are looking for interns to join their team e, we advertise these opportunities on our Jobs and Internships Board.

Unit Options:
APE201 (1cp), APE301 (1 cp), AIS330 (2cp), ACC317 (1cp), ACC318 (1cp), ACC320 (1cp), ACC700 (1cp)

Opportunities available year round

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.

Applications for T2 will open in April

Further information can be found here

Spark Deakin Startup Ideation

Startup Ideation is an unconventional WIL program that allows Deakin University students to create their own startup with the support of SPARK Deakin. Interns work in teams or on their own to build their own product or service – past participants have come out of the program with a live, revenue-generating product.  

Unit Option: APE201 (1 credit point)

Approval for this program to count towards BIS International Experience credit is on a case-by-case basis depending and will depend on the focus of your project.

Find further information and Apply here

Two consecutive Language units

Bachelor of International Studies students can undertake two consecutive language units to count towards 1 credit point of your International Experience course requirement.

Bilingual graduates are well sought-after, so give yourself a competitive edge in the graduate job market and get a language under your belt while you study.

Note that you must consult with a Student Adviser  prior to enrolling yourself into language units, to ensure they fit within your enrolment plans and meet your course rules.

Deakin offers four language studies. Learn more on each language below:

Trimester 3 Programs

ProgramsDetailsDates

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), APE301 (1 cp), AIS330 (2cp), ACC320 (1cp), ACC317 (1cp)

Some Freelancing HUB projects can be approved towards 2020 international experience credit for students within the Bachelor of International Studies, as well as core Communication placements.

Applications for T3 2021 open now:

Apply here

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 from a real organisation. 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 undertook this program in T2 described the experience as meaningful, engaging, amazing and an enriching experience that they highly recommend to other students.


Credit: APE202(1cp) or APE301(1cp) 
Approved International Experience for BIS students

Applications for T3 2021 will open in September

Humanitarian Assistance Team Internship (HATI)

As a HATI intern you will gain a practice-focused understanding of humanitarian action including key debates, principles and response processes, and also have the opportunity to develop relevant professional skills including effective intercultural communication and working in diverse teams to respond to a range of humanitarian response challenges. The program comprises two phases: the first (weeks 1-5) will equip you with essential knowledge of the humanitarian sector as well as developing your understanding of team work skills, while the second (weeks 7-11) will enable you to apply your knowledge and skills in a simulated humanitarian disaster response.

Credit: AIS330 (2cp) or APE301(1cp, with academic approval)
Approved International Experience for BIS students

Applications for T3 2021 will open in September

Virtual Japanese Politics Society and Culture Immersion Program

This Study Tour program focuses on developing your understanding of Japanese politics, society and culture. Based virtually at Musashi University in Tokyo, you will participate in a program of guest lectures and seminars, group work with local students and a local NGO, Japanese language classes and virtual field trips to locations like Kamakura, Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo, and Hiroshima.

You will be provided with a number of opportunities to gain insights into Japan's distinctive culture, be encouraged to utilise these insights to reflect upon your own culturally-embedded understandings and consider how you can enhance your intercultural communication skills and competencies. The virtual format of the 2021 program will strengthen your digital literacy skills and allow you to complete the program from anywhere in the world, with four scheduled teaching hours per day expected for the duration of the project, and additional flexible hours to be self-arranged.

Credit:AIS203
Approved International Experience for BIS students

Applications for T3 2021 will open in September

Source 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.

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.

Opportunities available year round

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 T3 will open around August

Further information can be found here

Startup Ideation is an unconventional WIL program that allows Deakin University students to create their own startup with the support of SPARK Deakin. Interns work in teams or on their own to build their own product or service – past participants have come out of the program with a live, revenue-generating product.   

Credit: APE201 (1 credit point) - Approval for this program to count towards BIS International Experience credit is on a case-by-case basis depending and will depend on the focus of your project.

Find further information and Apply 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


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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