International opportunities

Business and law students can combine study and overseas exploration while gaining credit towards your degree.

With an extensive choice of faculty-led and short-term partner programs, international exchanges, internships, and WIL initiatives worldwide, you'll gain valuable exposure to diverse cultures, international business operations and teaching.

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Faculty-led programs with the WIL team

Want to take your first step abroad as part of a group? Faculty-led programs are arranged by the WIL team and provide you with a guided international experience. You will be accompanied by faculty staff and the WIL team will typically arrange group flights and accommodation for you as part of these experiences.

Details of our Faculty-led WIL programs and Study Tours can be found below. Please contact the WIL team at with any questions about these programs.

International WIL Programs - MWL319 & MWL719

Join a group of fellow business and law students on international consulting programs. These 2-week industry-based programs place student groups of 4-5 with a local company to solve a business problem or project. At the end of the project, student groups provide the host company with a report and presentation. These programs also include a range of cultural and tourist activities.

Successful students will be enrolled in MWL319 or MWL719 International Consultancy Experience and complete assessments as part of the program.

Please see planned 2023 programs below:
Program Deakin Unit Host UniversityDestination Program Dates Application dates How to apply
Japan WILMWL319Shiga UniversityJapan, HikoneT2: June/JulyTBCTBC
Vietnam WILMWL319Vietnam National UniversityVietnam, Ho Chi Minh CityT2: June/JulyTBCTBC
England WILMWL319 or MWL719University of East AngliaNorwich, EnglandT3: Oct/NovTBCTBC
Japan WILMWL319Musashi UniversityTokyo, JapanT3: Oct/NovTBCTBC
*Please note that this table is indicative only and subject to change.
*Japan and Vietnam WIL programs are NCP funded. Eligible students will receive a $3000 travel grant.

Faculty-led Study Tours

Want to study a core, major sequence or elective unit abroad? Faculty Study Tours are an alternative way to undertake a unit in your degree intensively overseas. These programs are 2-3 weeks in duration and involve academic, industry and cultural activities at a partner university abroad. You’ll usually see these units with ‘tour’ in the title.

Please see tentative 2023 programs below:

Program Deakin Equivalent Host UniversityDestination Program Dates Closing Dates to apply How to apply
MBA Marketing Study TourMBT704/MPT732Universita Cattolica, ESSCAItaly, FranceT2: 18 - 28 JuneNOW OPENAPPLY
US West Coast Sports TourNot for creditOhio State UniversityUSA T2: June/JulyTBCTBC
Brand Management Study TourMMT280University of FlorenceFlorence, ItalyT3: NovemberTBCTBC
Corporate Finance Study TourMAT302Hanoi School of BusinessHanoi, VietnamT3: JanuaryTBCTBC
*Please note that this table is indicative only and subject to change.

University programs with Deakin Abroad

Want to study overseas more independently? The university Deakin Abroad team have a number of short-term and long-term overseas programs which any Deakin student can apply for.

The Faculty WIL team have pre-approved a number of university programs which can contribute towards a core, major sequence or elective unit in your business or law degree.

Details for university wide international programs can be found below. For any questions, please contact Deakin Abroad.

Short-Term Partner Programs

Want to participate in a partner university winter or summer school? The faculty has pre-approved short-term programs at overseas universities during the trimester breaks. These are 2–3-week intensive units matched to core, major or electives in your degree.

You will typically need to arrange your own flights and accommodation is provided by the host university for the program duration.

Program applications are managed by the University Deakin Abroad team. Available short-term partner programs can be found via the Deakin Abroad website.

International Internships - MWL318/MWL718 & MLL338/MLJ738

Global Experiential Learning (GEL) includes a range of social impact and internship programs facilitated by external providers to the university. Business & Law have the following pre-approved providers:

These programs are typically government funded through the New Colombo Plan (NCP) scheme and are available to both business and law students for credit.

To find out more and apply, visit the GEL section of the Deakin Abroad website.

Trimester Abroad

Want something a bit longer? Visit the trimester abroad section of the Deakin Abroad website for further details and how you can spend 1 or 2 trimesters abroad.

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