Global Experiential Learning

Experiential learning at its best!

UPDATE from Deakin Abroad (7 October 2021): Due to the high level of uncertainty, the university has decided to cancel all face-to-face global learning programs scheduled to commence prior to May 2022.

Depending on travel advice we may be able to offer face-to-face learning abroad programs in the June/July 2022 break. We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide an update as soon as possible

While face-to-face learning abroad programs are still suspended, Deakin will continue offering virtual global learning programs. If you are interested in a virtual program, please see below our GEL options.

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 2 business days.

T3 2021

ABROAD & HEALTH Virtual Fiji Social Action InternshipFlexibleOnlineHealthHPS328, HSH303, HSH755Social Impact
ABROAD Virtual Indonesia Team Internship (January intake)17 Jan - 11 Feb 2022OnlineArts & Education, Business & LawAPE201, APE301, APE700, AIS330, ACC317, ACC318, ACC320, ACC700, MLL338, MLJ738, MWL318, MWL718Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
ABROAD & HEALTH Virtual Indonesia Team Internship (January intake)FlexibleOnlineHealthHSH303Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

T2 2021

All applications for T2/2021 have closed

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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