A Deakin study abroad student takes in the view from a hilltop in Fiji

UPDATE from Deakin Abroad (10 March): COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to cause uncertainty in many places around the world. In response to this, Deakin University has made the decision to defer all student travel to all locations until 30 April 2020. This decision will be reviewed at the end of March. In light of this deferment, Deakin Abroad is currently unable to process any new applications. If you have any questions, please email us.

Global Citizenship Volunteering projects are designed to expand your understanding of different cultures throughout the world and engage with unique communities.These projects run for 2–3 weeks in both the inter-trimester break (June/July) and trimester 3 (Nov-Feb). To apply, you must have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 or above (some discretion may be applied to this requirement please email volunteer-abroad@deakin.edu.au to discuss). Projects are open to students from all faculties.

Once you have found a program you wish to undertake simply click the apply button and log in with your student details. Make sure you complete the application questions and digitally sign the student agreement. After you have applied, the Deakin Abroad Volunteering Team will be in contact with you to inform you about the next steps. One of the next steps will be booking a meeting with your course advisor to find out if you can undertake the program for academic credit.

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Below you will find a list of Deakin volunteering programs. When you find a program of interest, please click on the program name and you will be taken to the program brochure with more specific information and the option to apply. Deakin Abroad will contact you with the next steps once you have submit your application.

For inquiries regarding Volunteering Programs please email volunteer-abroad@deakin.edu.au . If you wish to receive June/July 2020 program updates, please register here.

Program NameDeakin Unit(s)Program DatesFacultyDestination
Community Development and Environmental Change in PeruAPE20122 June - 10Jul 2020 Peru
Community Development and Environmental Change in ZambiaAPE20122 June - 10 Jul 2020 Zambia
Community Healthcare and Development in ZambiaAPE20121 June - 11 Jul 2020 Zambia
Women's Empowerment in  ZambiaAPE20122 June - 10 Jul 2020 Zambia
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