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    Deakin
    Abroad

    Study overseas
    with Deakin

     
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    Expand your world

    There are many reasons why you should consider an overseas study experience. It is a rewarding and enriching experience. It allows you to immerse yourself in a different culture, potentially learn a new language, and see the world from a different perspective. At Deakin, you can choose from a wide range of exciting overseas study programs.

    Go anywhere in the world

    Funding your experience

    International SOS

    Gain the competitive edge

    New Colombo Plan funding

    Deakin has received funding for the highest number of programs out of any Australian university through the New Colombo Plan. Grants are available from $3 000
    to $8 000 to study in Asia.

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    Expand your world and advance your career prospects by
    participating in the Global Citizenship Program (GCP) – a
    unique Deakin initiative. The GCP is designed to help you
    develop key personal, academic and career skills necessary
    for your future.

    Get ready for a global future

    How it works

    Get ready for a global workplace

    How do I become a global citizen?

     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Trimester Abroad Programs

    Trimester Abroad Programs are for students who wish to study overseas for one or two trimesters. Choose from over 200 destinations, and fully immerse yourself in another culture while earning credit towards your Deakin degree.

    New friends, new experiences, new opportunities

    Comprehensive information sessions

    Find out more

    A trimester or two abroad

    Kate says

    #DeakinAbroad

    From sunsets in Spain and the Northern Lights in Alaska to cherry blossoms in Japan and trekking the Great Wall of China, you can see all the great adventures experienced by current Deakin students.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Short Overseas Programs

    With a range of exciting overseas destinations on offer, you have the opportunity to undertake multiple short term programs during your Deakin studies.

    Short Term Partner Programs

    Volunteer Programs

    Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

    Faculty-led Study Programs

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    #DeakinAbroad

    #DeakinAbroad showcases the amazing experiences students are having while studying overseas as part of their Deakin degree. Make sure to share your own overseas experiences via Instagram or Twitter using #DeakinAbroad. For inspiration, visit deakin.edu.au/abroad.

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    Published by Deakin University in February 2018. While the information published in this guide was accurate at the time of publication, Deakin University reserves the right to alter, amend or delete details of course offerings and other information published here. For the most up-to-date course information please view our website at deakin.edu.au.

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    In this guide

    Expand your world

    Global Citizenship Program

    Trimester Abroad Programs

    Short Overseas Programs

     
     
     
     
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    Gain the competitive edge

    An overseas experience will help build your leadership skills, cultural awareness and self-confidence. You can make friends and connections around the world. And with today’s employers looking for people with international experience, you will gain an immediate advantage for your future career.

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    Go anywhere in
    the world

    Get a globe and spin it! With Deakin, you can go almost anywhere in the world. And the length of your overseas study experience is up to you. Go for as little as a few weeks, or up to a full year – the choice is yours:

    • Trimester Abroad
    • Short Term Partner Programs
    • Faculty-led Study Programs
    • Volunteer Programs
    • Work-Integrated Learning
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    Funding your experience

    Deakin offers financial assistance to travel abroad on an approved study program. A number of funding options are available.

    As a Deakin student, you have access to financial assistance in the form of travel grants, scholarships, New Colombo Plan funding, loans, allowances and fee waivers, that may partly, and sometimes wholly, cover your overseas study costs. Some examples include:

    • Partner university tuition fees are waived; you will continue
      to pay HECS-HELP/Fee-Help/up-front fees to Deakin
    • Centrelink payments continue while you are on your
      international program
    • New Colombo Plan (NCP) scholarships and funding may be
      available for Indo-Pacific destinations
    • Travel grants are available for select programs
    • Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Funding is available for eligible
      domestic undergraduate students
    • You may be eligible to apply for an OS-HELP loan, which is an interest-free loan that adds on to your HECS debt
     

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    International SOS

    Your safety and security is Deakin’s highest priority. Alongside information provided prior to travel, you have access to support and emergency assistance 24/7/365 while abroad.

    Deakin has partnered with International SOS, a medical and travel security services firm that provides comprehensive safety, security, legal and medical advice and services. All services provided to Deakin students by International SOS are free.

    As a Deakin student, you get 24-hour expert advice and assistance –
    whether you need vaccinations before travelling, medical advice, immediate care in an emergency, or if you feel anxious and seek support.

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  • 'I went on a short term program to Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore. There we learnt about urbanism and its effects on development, culture and people. Prior to this, I spent a year studying abroad in Denmark, which offered an experience just as valuable. I made new friends from all over the world, learnt about different cultures, and most importantly, had a great time.'

    Dan Armstrong

    Dan is an Architecture student; he is seen here during his travel to Iceland

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    Get ready for a global workspace

    Increasingly, employers tell us they are looking for graduates who are independent, adaptable, globally and culturally aware, and resilient. It is these ‘soft skills’ that set potential employees apart in CVs and interviews.

    By participating in the Global Citizenship Program, you will have the chance to learn these skills through international engagement and experiences, and be able to demonstrate your value to future employers. Through Deakin’s international programs you might learn about project management, engage in community development or pick up a new language – all ways to transform yourself into a standout candidate.

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    Get ready for a global future

    The Global Citizenship Program (GCP) is not just about crafting a better CV; it is also a chance for you to grow as a person and to connect with a larger world. There will be opportunities to make friends and networks around the globe, engage with and appreciate different cultures, and perhaps even make a real difference in a developing community.

    The GCP includes international study experiences, seminars on international topics, international internships, international-centred volunteering, foreign language studies, and professional
    development programs.

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    How it works

    The Global Citizenship Program (GCP) works on a point system. Each program and pre-approved internationally-focused activity is given a point value based on its associated skills and the extent to which each skill is developed.

    While the GCP is primarily non-credit bearing, your aim is to accumulate a minimum of 100 points to achieve a Global Citizenship Award – a certificate of completion that you can attach to your resume, outlining the skills you have attained.

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    How do I become
    a global citizen?

    Find out more

    Simply register by emailing your full name, student ID and course code to global-citizenship@deakin.edu.au.

    Once registered, attend an information session to learn all about our study overseas programs and opportunities.

     
     
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    A trimester
    or two abroad

    If you want time to fully explore your host country and community, Deakin offers a wide range of Trimester Abroad Programs at more than 200 partner universities that will enable you to do that. These programs are open to all students enrolled at Deakin and you can go overseas for one or two trimesters.

    So why not study Architecture in Sweden, or Business in Shanghai, or even Science in Wisconsin?

    • Places are available for almost all study areas
    • Time spent studying overseas fits in with your Deakin academic calendar
    • You will continue to pay your tuition to Deakin University, not the partner university
    • All units studied overseas are credited towards your Deakin degree
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    New friends,
    new experiences, new opportunities

    The benefits of undertaking a Trimester Abroad Program are limitless. You will have time to fully immerse yourself in the experience of studying and living overseas, make new friends, and open the door to global networking opportunities.

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    Comprehensive information sessions

    Find out more

    Your first step to studying overseas as part of the Trimester Abroad Program is to attend an information session. Attending one information session is mandatory for all students who wish to undertake an overseas study program. If you are unable to attend an on-campus information session, there is a self-registration unit available through DeakinSync.

     
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    Find out more

    Find out more

    Visit deakin.edu.au/deakinabroad to find out what it’s like to go abroad. You will find Deakin students sharing their experiences by using #DeakinAbroad.

     
     
     
  • 'During my Arts/Law degree at Deakin I have been on two exchange programs. My first was in 2015, at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. During that time, I went skiing in Finland, and attended a house-warming in Sweden. Before long, I was on my second exchange; this time to the United Kingdom at the University of Leeds. Alongside exploring the UK, I travelled around Europe
    and Morocco!'

    Kate MacFarlane

    Kate (right) is pictured here on a skiing adventure with
    a friend

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    Faculty-led Study Programs

    Faculty-led Study Programs are intensive programs led by Deakin professors and lecturers. They allow you to combine international study and cultural experiences while gaining credit towards your Deakin degree. The programs run for two to three weeks and are organised each year by the faculties to provide a more global perspective to a range of study areas.

    Faculty-led Study Programs provide you with a focused look at an aspect of a different culture or professional practice in other countries, and open opportunities that are out of reach to independent travellers. A study tour to India, for example, saw journalism students meeting with prominent Indian TV journalists and the top editors of major newspapers.

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    Short Term Partner Programs

    For a short term experience with long term impact, participate in one of many Short Term Partner Programs offered by Deakin’s partner universities and approved providers around the world.

    Each program is carefully selected by Deakin to ensure high quality and cost effectiveness. Once approved by your faculty, these programs will count towards your degree at Deakin.

    The programs run for two to six weeks in the inter-trimester break
    (June – July) or during Trimester 3 (November – February). So why not consider spending January in Japan or Summer in France?

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    Volunteer Programs

    Deakin runs a number of community-based international Volunteer Programs that provide you the opportunity to work closely with local people to improve their communities. Among many projects, Deakin students have built a community centre and playground in Cambodia, and worked with local women to start a sewing program in Malawi.

    The volunteering projects are challenging and fun. They offer life-changing rewards, a chance to explore amazing new environments and be fully immersed in the culture and community.

    Volunteering projects normally run for two to three weeks in either the inter-trimester break (June – July) or during Trimester 3 (November – February). Students are encouraged to undertake Volunteer Programs for academic credit.

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    Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)

    In a competitive market you want to show employers you have what it takes to do the job. Work-integrated learning is experiential learning at its best! Gaining real-world work experience through international
    internships is an ideal way for you to be able to distinguish yourself to a future employer.

    There are WIL opportunities available in many countries, such as the United Kingdom, China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Malaysia, Peru, South Africa, New Zealand, Denmark and more.

    With the support of your faculty, you can gain course credit towards your degree as you learn practical skills in a professional environment. WIL programs usually involve specific tasks or a project monitored by a supervisor in the workplace.

  • 'The Global Citizenship Program has provided me with skills to communicate my international experiences to prospective employers. When interviewing for highly competitive graduate positions, I was able to include the GCP on my CV which allowed me to explain how volunteering in Peru influenced my degree.'

    Aimee Mensink

    Aimee (left) shares a laugh with a friend
    at Machu Picchu in Peru