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Global Experiential Learning

Work integrated learning, social impact programs and a high achieving series in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.


Global Experiential Learning

Global Experiential Learning (GEL) programs generally run for 2–4 weeks, twice a year over the June/July inter-trimester break and during Trimester 3. Stand out in the job market while gaining credit towards your degree as you explore one (or more) of our programs.

Choose your experience

Work Integrated Learning

Students on boat on Indo-Pacific study tour

Internships, real-world experience with some of the best companies across the globe.

Social impact programs

Students on group study tour

Community development, health promotion, environmental justice, United Nations SD Goals.

High achieving series

Students on overseas study program

Selective research opportunities, prominent internships, global conferences.

Want to go on a GEL program?

Applications for June–July 2024 are now closed. Applications for T3 2024 will open July–August 2024. Join our mailing list to receive reminders about when applications open.


To participate you must:

  • have a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 unless otherwise stated. Some discretion may apply to this requirement.
  • have 8 credit points completed at the time of application.

You'll also need to attend one of our compulsory pre-departure sessions a minimum of six weeks prior to leaving the country.

If you have a question about eligibility, please email us at gel-abroad@deakin.edu.au.

Travel grants

New Colombo Plan (NCP) grants are available for eligible, domestic, undergraduate students. These grants are limited and will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis.

What our students say


If you have any questions about the Global Experiential Learning (GEL) program please email us.