International opportunities

As a Deakin student at the Faculty of Business and Law, you can combine study and overseas exploration while gaining credit for your degree.

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

In the rapid-pace realm of globalised business, these experiences play a crucial role in preparing you for a world of career opportunities.

Business & Law Abroad - Faculty-led programs

In these intensive 2-to-3-week programs, you can combine study and cultural immersion while gaining credit towards your degree. Guided by Faculty academics, the programs offer you unique opportunities otherwise out of reach. These can include short-term partner programs and international Work Integrated Learning (WIL):

Examples: Virtual Global WIL Program, International Study Tours


Deakin Abroad – University partner international programs

Trimester Abroad

A Trimester Abroad offers you the global learning opportunity at one of the many partner universities Deakin has an agreement with, for either one or two trimesters. With more than 200 partner universities all over the world, you have a great range to choose from

Short Term Partner Programs

Short Term Partner Programs are intensive global learning options to progress your degree during the June/July break and T3. These two- to six-week programs are offered by Deakin’s partner universities or approved hosts. These programs can count towards electives or matched units within your course - past programs include Psychology in the Netherlands, Healthcare in the UK, Law in Denmark or Finance in China.

GEL Programs

Global Experiential Learning (GEL) engages all Deakin students through Work Integrated Learning (WIL), Social Impact Programs and our High Achieving Series in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Make yourself stand out on the job market while gaining course credit as you try one (or more) of our programs. GEL programs are typically of 2-4 weeks’ duration. They are run twice a year: over the June/July inter-trimester break and during the November-February (T3) period.

Examples: AustCham Hong Kong, ABROAD Indonesia Virtual Internships

Please visit the Deakin Abroad website for further information and how to apply:

It is your responsibility to ensure that taking an experience contributes towards your course requirements, and will not prevent you from meeting your course rules. Please speak with a Student Adviser if you are unsure; you can contact them on or (03) 9244 6555

UPDATE from Deakin Abroad (25 August): COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to cause uncertainty around the world, leading to the Australian Governments issuing a worldwide travel advisory of “Do not travel”. Due to the high level of uncertainty, the university has decided to suspend ALL face to face global mobility programs scheduled to commence prior to June 2021. We will however, have a range of virtual global learning opportunities on offer while borders are closed.

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