Important Update

With Australia’s international borders currently closed and with no indication of when they might open, UQ has made the difficult decision to cancel all outbound semester-based exchange for Semester 1 and Semester 2, 2021 and all overseas (in-person) short-term experiences for Summer 2020/2021 and Winter 2021.  

This decision has been made in accordance with all relevant Australian government advice and restrictions and applies to all UQ students regardless of their current geographical location and citizenship. 

By making this decision, we can focus on providing more virtual and locally based experiences that will enhance our students’ employability. Make sure you check back here in the coming months for updates! 

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.


15 October 2020 for Summer 2020-2021

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