Overseas opportunities

2020 programs will open in March/April 2020.

Combine study and cultural immersion, while gaining credit towards your degree. Students in the Faculty of Arts and Education have a range of opportunities available for course credit in the areas of Communication, Creative Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Education. All programs for 2019 are closed, but we welcome you to look through them as some of these programs may be running in 2020. Applications for 2020 programs will open in March/April 2020.

T3 2019 programs:

ProgramDestinationDatesApplications Status
Japan Screen & Design Industry ProjectJapanNovemberClosed
Morocco Journalism WIL ProjectMoroccoNovemberClosed

Jaipur Literature Festival WIL Project

Communication WIL project IndonesiaIndonesiaT3 Closed

Communication and Creative Arts Internships

MalaysiaOct - Dec Closed
Social Enterprise WIL ProjectBorneoOct - JanClosed
Spanish In-Country Language ProgramPeru Jan - FebClosed
Arabic In-Country Language Program Oman Dec - FebClosed
Chinese In-Country Language Program China Nov - DecClosed
Indonesia In-Country Language Program Indonesia Nov - DecClosed

Japanese Politics, Society and Culture (AIS203)

Japan Nov - DecClosed
Middle East Study Tour (AIE365) Jordan and Qatar NovemberClosed
Global Education Program (GEP) - Applications now closedSwitzerland, Vanuatu,
Chile & Northern Territory
see websiteClosed

Faculty-led programs are all subject to an application and selection process. Students will be able to enrol in these programs on StudentConnect after they have been offered a place.

Individual International Internships

Individual international internships are a fantastic opportunity for you to gain insight and experience in a different countries workplace. By undertaking an internship abroad, you will see yourself living overseas and gaining work experience in a local host organisation. How great will this look on your resume!?

Students are responsible for finding and securing their own internship opportunity, and all internships must count towards credit. Students considering an international internship must follow the steps outlined on the Internship process for students website.

There are a number of ways students can arrange their own internship abroad. They are:

  • Through online job sites advertising internship opportunities
  • Through researching and contacting organisations abroad directly
  • Through your own network of contacts
  • Through a Third Party Provider

A third party provider helps you arrange and secure an internship with an overseas host organisation directly. They can also assist with organising your living arrangements when abroad, your visa etc. Please note that an application and/or program fee may apply and all placements sourced through third-party providers are subject to Unit Chair approval for credit Internship providers include (but are not limited to):

Please note that internships in the United States will not be approved towards credit. This is due to recent changes in the visa requirements for credited programs in the US.

If you have any questions or concerns about potential organisations and whether your potential organisation is suitable for an international internship, you can contact the Faculty of Arts and Education - Work Integrated Learning Team via artsed-wil@deakin.edu.au or call 03 9246 8759.

Deakin Abroad Programs

  • Short Term Partner Programs: 2-6 week intensive units offered by Deakin's Partner Universities or approved hosts.
  • Trimester Abroad: study overseas at one of the many partner universities Deakin has an agreement with for either one or two trimesters. More than 200 partner universities all over the world.
  • Global Volunteering: 2–3 week projects designed to introduce you to new people and places, expand your understanding of different cultures throughout the world and engage with unique communities.
  • Global Citizenship Program (GCP): Deakin's Global Citizenship Program is specifically designed to engage you with a variety of global programs and activities that can build up your skills in areas that are important in the global workplace and global community.

Planning for overseas experiences

It is important students contact a Student Adviser regularly to discuss over overseas experiences can contribute towards your course. Contact a Student Adviser


Contact the ArtsEd Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team

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