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.

The 40K PLUS model is based on ‘PLUS Pods’. A PLUS Pod is a rented room in a village where children come for 75 minutes after school for an intense English Program. Each Pod can accommodate 50 children per village (over two sessions). 

40K train local women to take on the role of ‘Facilitator’ to act as motivators, supervisors and administrators.

The education content is delivered via an app on android tablets, developed by Team 40K. Learning is ability-based, not grade-based. Students take a placement test, and are placed in different levels, and progress at their own pace through the learning app.

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


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 approximately $3,200. 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

UQ Abroad: 10 March 2018
Host: TBC

Program Dates

Start: 24 June 2018
Host: 20 July 2018

Fast Facts

Type: Community-based learning​
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Bengaluru, India
Credit: Not-for-credit​
Cohort: Undergraduate, Postgraduate