Important Update

We are pleased to announce that UQ will be opening applications for Short-term Summer 2021/22 Global Experiences on 06 August 2021.  

The Internships and Global Experiences Team will promote virtual and in-person experiences during the Summer 2021/22 period. In-person experiences will be promoted on a conditional basis and only for experiences with start dates in January – February 2022. 

Applications for in-person experiences cannot be confirmed as successful until a final decision to proceed with these experiences has been made. Decisions will be made by mid-September 2021 based on the advice from the Queensland and Federal Government. 

In the event that in-person experiences are not supported, you may have the opportunity to participate in your experience virtually if this option is offered by your host. Decisions regarding in-person experiences will apply to all UQ students, regardless of their current location or citizenship.  

Refer to the Global Experiences FAQs for further information. 

Learn to see the world differently through a short-term global experience.

We support over 100 opportunities around the world each year.

This wide variety of opportunities gives you the flexibility to choose an experience that suits your personal needs and goals.


10 September for Summer 2021/22

30 April 2021 for Winter 2021

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Short-term experiences explained

When you search for a short-term experience there will be terms you may not be familiar with. These terms can affect your ability to participate.

Top tips

Here are our top 10 tips to try and make the application process as streamlined as possible.

 Understand what you want to achieve

 Speak to an academic advisor 

 Create a budget - don't rely on funding

 Apply early

 Make sure your passport is valid

 Research visa requirements before applying

 Do not book flights until your plans are confirmed

 Discuss course changes with UQ Faculty

 Get suitable travel insurance

 Sign up with Smartraveller before you go

The Global Experiences office will assess and progress all programs that are submitted to them by their partners and approved providers