Global Experiential Learning

Experiential learning at its best!

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.
At this stage, we are unable to confirm your plans to study overseas in Trimester 2, 2021. However, applications for trimester-long exchange will open on 1 September 2020 and we encourage you to apply. Updates in regards to short term June/July 2021 programs will be announced in January 2021. We appreciate that this is inconvenient and recognise that the COVID-19 situation is very fluid in a number of countries across the globe. We will continue to monitor the situation and we hope to provide an update on Trimester 2 programs by February 2021.

Global Experiential Learning (GEL) engages Deakin students through Work Integrated Learning, 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. Applications open in March and July respectively. Funding is also available.

Your GEL experience can include the following:

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
Think: Internship, real-world experience with some of the best companies around the world

Social Impact Programs
Think: Community development, health promotion, environmental justice, United Nations SD Goals

High Achiever Series
Think: Selective research opportunities, prominent internships, global conferences


Below is the list of GEL programs, unit information, and the credit level or equivalent unit of study information. Please click on the link of the program of your choice, and you'll be taken to the program brochure. The brochure has specific information and the link to the application form. Lodging an application only takes a few minutes. Once you have applied, Deakin Abroad will contact you with the next steps within 3-5 business days.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)


ABROAD Indonesia Virtual Team Internship

23 Nov - 18 Dec 2020OnlineA&E, B&L and Health

APE201, APE301, APE701, AIS330, ACC317, ACC318, ACC320, ACC700, MLL338, MLJ738, MWL318, MWL718, HSH303

ABROAD Virtual Asia-Pacific Innovation with HEX Discovery11-22 Jan 2021OnlineA&E, B&L

APE201, MWL317, MWL717

ABROAD Indonesia Virtual Individual Internship

23 Nov - 19 Mar 2021 (Flexible)OnlineA&E, B&L and Health Individual Professional Project

APE201, APE301, APE701, AIS330, ACC317, ACC318, ACC320, ACC700, MLL338, MLJ738, MWL318, MWL718, HSH303

Social Impact Programs


High Achiever Series

Travel grants

You will be contacted by Deakin Abroad staff about how to receive the grant after your application has been finalised and everyone is committed and enrolled in the program. Travel grants are subject to eligibility criteria. The criteria are available on the online program brochure.

Apply for a grant

Grant information will be made available soon.

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