40K Globe is a one-month internship based in rural India that gives you hands-on experience, confronting real world problems through social enterprise.


On the 40K Globe program, you’ll be living and working in teams of 5-8 on one of 40K's Impact Projects developed in collaboration with rural village communities.

Current projects are working to deliver high-quality education, drinking water, food security and employment opportunities amongst a range of other important outcomes. 40K Globe facilitates an experience that empowers you to empower others, through social enterprise and innovation.

You can find out more about the 40K Globe program by visiting their website

Program dates

UQ students are able to participate in one or two of the sessions below:

Session 1

  • Start date: 26 November 2017 
  • End date: 22 December 2017

Session 2

  • Start date: 02 January 2018
  • End date: 27 January 2018


Engineering students may be eligible for professional practice. If you are seeking recognition for professional practice, please upload a completed, Professional Practice Letter to your UQ Abroad Short Term Global Experience Application in lieu of the Application for Credit form.


All successful participants must be present for a full-day orientation prior to commencing the program. Depending on the number of participants, the orientation may take place in Brisbane, but participants could be required to travel to Sydney or Melbourne to attend. 

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Abroad Student Eligibility Criteria. Applicants will be contacted by 40K for an on-the-spot phone interview. 

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The program fee is $2,600. More information regarding program fees can be found on the 40K Globe website.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding


Accommodation is included in the program cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the 40K Globe website.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Summer 2017/2018 applications for this program have now closed

Program Dates

Program dates vary. See Program tab for more information. 

Fast Facts

Type: Internship
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Bengaluru, India
Credit: Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate, Postgraduate