Once you've been accepted to participate in a short-term experience, it's time to get ready to go!

Before you leave for your global experience, be sure to read through our Pre-Departure Guide short-term experience. Below you'll also find some tips to help you make the most of your experience while ensuring you keep safe and healthy while overseas.

Winter 2022 Short-term Global Experiences

A final decision to proceed with the in-person global experiences will be made by late March 2022, based on government health regulations and/or travel restrictions at the time.

The health and safety of our students is a top priority, and this approach allows us to start planning these exciting opportunities whilst maintaining the flexibility to adjust our plans.

We understand it might be tempting to start making additional plans, however please do not make any bookings or apply for visas until after the late March decision.

1. Health and safety

Students must exercise due diligence in planning and undertaking approved UQ travel, including ensuring that they are aware and abide by any COVID-related requirements during transit to or from their host country and abide by all local government guidelines or restrictions while overseas. 

Medical advice

Visiting a doctor before you leave for your short-term experience is strongly encouraged. The doctor will be able to provide information about required vaccinations and health advice for your destination.

If you are on any medication, be sure to take an adequate supply, as an equivalent medication may not be available at your destination. You will require a letter describing the contents of your medication from a doctor in order to carry this through customs. You should also confirm that the medication is permitted in your host country.

If you have a pre-existing or new medical condition, mental health condition or disability that may require assistance or special conditions to be in place while on your experience, we recommend that you speak with your treating practitioner regarding any considerations that may be important prior to or during your experience. This includes medication requirements and access, options for remote support and documentation requirements for accommodations with your host. Being proactive to arrange accessibility requirements is important to ensure these are in place prior to your arrival.

You are also encouraged to familiarise yourself with your travel insurance policy and where and how to access health support abroad.

Student Advisers at Student Services and doctors at UQ Health Care can meet with you ahead of your experience to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health condition and your experience. To make an appointment, please follow the links below.

If you require support for any medical conditions, mental health conditions or disabilities while overseas, there are a number of resources available to you including UQ support mentioned above, International SOS and support available through your host university/organisation. 

If you have any questions or need any assistance the Internships and Global Experiences Team can assist. 

Smart Traveller

We recommend that you register your travel plans on Smartraveller so that you can be contacted in the event of an emergency. The site also has comprehensive travel tips, up-to-date country information, and travel warnings for dangerous countries.

Download the Smartraveller app before you go overseas.

Registration & passports

  • If you are an Australian citizen you can register your trip online.
  • If your passport is lost or stolen you must report it to the nearest Australian consulate and report the loss online.
  • Get a copy of the police report or report number.
  • To get a replacement, you must complete an application and have proof of your Australian Citizenship.
  • Citizens of other countries should research the process of reporting a lost/stolen passport and obtaining a replacement for their home country.