Global Experiential Learning

Experiential learning at its best!

UPDATE from Deakin Abroad (21 January 2021): 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 in or prior to October 2021. The decision on when travel will recommence will be reviewed closer to October.

At this stage, we are unable to confirm your plans to study overseas in 2022. Applications for exchange in 2022 will not open until the Australian Government travel restrictions allow international travel. We appreciate that this is inconvenient and recognise that the COVID 19 situation is very fluid in several countries across the globe. We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide a 2022 update as soon as possible.

In the meantime please check our virtual GEL options listed below.

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 Virtual Health Fiji Social Action Internship21 Jun - 16 Jul 2021OnlineHealth

HSH303, HPS328

Abroad Virtual Hong Kong (SAR) AustCham Internship2 Aug - 10 Sep 2021Online

Business & Law, Arts & Education

ACC317, ACC318, ACC320, ACC700, MWL318, MWL718
Abroad Virtual Indonesia Individual InternshipFlexibleOnlineBusiness & Law, Arts & Education, Health

APE201, APE301, APE700, AIS330, ACC317, ACC318, ACC320, ACC700; MLL338, MLJ738; MWL318, MWL718; HSH303

Abroad High Achiever Series - Indonesian Language Short Course with ACICIS28 Jun - 17 Sep 2021OnlineArts & EducationAPE201, APE301

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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