The Drishtee Immersion - Global Connect Virtual Immersion is a two-week transformative journey in intercultural empathy and self-leadership. The unique program engages with the best of online learning; short, live seminars and collaborative workshop activities, along with exciting off-line projects and cultural activities.

While you undertake the program from home, students in the partner community in rural India will also be undertaking their own skills development program. All participants will have opportunities to connect and share for authentic intercultural exchange in real-time. All participants receive a certificate of completion.


The Drishtee Immersion - Global Connect Virtual Immersion aims to empower for empathic, mindful, intercultural young leaders. Learning outcomes are for Australian and India students, to learn empathy and mindful self-leadership skills to be applied in any situation.

Drishtee Immersion is a 100% non-profit social enterprise created to empower the world with empathy. Your participation in Global Connect funds important community development projects in youth empowerment, agricultural livelihoods and access to water

You can find out more about the Drishtee Immersion Maharashtra program by visiting the Global Connect website.  

Summer 2020/2021 Short-term Global Experiences (Virtual Offerings)

Virtual short-term global experiences offered during the Summer 2020/2021 application round are only available on a not-for-credit basis. The Global Experiences Team will not be assessing applications for credit in this round.

UQ may have a range of available summer course offerings (external and internal mode) for you to enrol in over the end of year period. Should you have any questions, please contact your Faculty directly.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the short-term experience eligibility criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by Drishtee Immersion. 

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The program fee is approximately $990 AUD. More information regarding fees can be found on the host organisation website.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by late-October if they are eligible for grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 15 October 2020 
Host: 30 November 2020 

Program Dates

Start: 1 February 2021
End: 14 February 2021

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Virtual
Credit: Not-for-credit 
Cohort: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​