THE GLOBAL IMMERSION GUARANTEE
A funded overseas experience for every Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Global Studies first year student. Flights, accommodation, and local travel are all paid for.
A key feature of the GIG units is that Monash will cover the cost of airfares and accommodation and required local travel associated with the intensive overseas based field trip component of the units. You will only need to pay for food and any other living costs whilst you are away.
You will complete a field-work centred unit exploring the interlinkage of the environment, society and technology.Drawing on and experiencing in-country case studies as examples, you will look at human impact on the environment anddevelop a deep understanding of the context of solving real world problems in sustainable development.
You will complete pre-, during and post- experience activities which combine online and face-to- face learning and engagement. Pre-departure preparatory work including intercultural skills training, field work including assessed group work components, post experience activities including reflective practice and experience reports designed to foster post experience cohort engagement.
It's available to all first year students enrolled either in the BACHELOR OF ARTS or the BACHELOR OF GLOBAL STUDIES including all relevant double degree students. You will be eligible to participate in the Global Immersion units at the successful completion of your first year of study (full-time equivalent).
While not compulsory, all eligible BA and BGS students will be guaranteed a place in one of these units should they wish to enrol in one.
The overseas “bases” for the units will be: Monash Prato (Italy); Monash Malaysia (Malaysia); Indonesia India and China. These locations have been selected to leverage existing Monash presences in order to provide students with a truly transformative global experience.
The GIG units will run in intensive mode blocks from early November through to mid-February each year.
Information on the logistics (flights, accommodation, itineraries, etc.) will be available to students once they are enrolled. A team of staff will support you through the process.
The first units will be available for study from November 2018.
It is available to all eligible students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Global Studies, including double degrees.
Students will travel in groups of up to 40.
You can complete the GIG unit as long as you are enrolled in the first year of either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Global Studies at the time of study and meet the eligibility criteria.
These GIG units complement rather than compete with the existing suite of Monash global mobility options currently available. By undertaking a brief overseas study experience early in your studies we believe you will develop an even greater appreciation of the benefits of overseas study. We encourage you to pursue further mobility opportunities later in your degree and explore different destinations.
No. This is a free elective and will not contribute to your chosen major. For students enrolled in the Bachelor of Global studies (and double), this unit counts to all specialisations as an elective.
You can take advantage of our wide range of overseas short-term programs or undertake an exchange program. We encourage you to undertake a range of overseas experiences.
Each course has its own unique offer across a range of attributes, and these units are specifically designed for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Global Studies.
Applications will open during Semester One.
Once you have successfully completed one semester (24 credit points equivalent) of your Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Global Studies single or double degree (including a minimum 12 pts Arts), have passed all your Arts units, and are in good academic standing (minimum WAM of 50), you will be eligible to undertake the GIG unit.
The same eligibility requirements apply. You must have successfully completed one semester (24 credit points equivalent) of your Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Global Studies single or double degree (including a minimum 12 pts Arts), and be in good academic standing (minimum WAM of 50), to be eligible to undertake the GIG unit. As the program runs between November and February you will need to travel half-way through Year 2 of your studies.
If you were enrolled in a BA or BGS prior to 2018 and are therefore already further advanced in your studies you will be eligible to apply for the GIG unit providing you have available elective space in your degree and a place is available in the program.
Whether you are part-time or full-time the eligibility requirements are the same.
Yes, providing you are enrolled in your first year of a BA or BGS and have available elective space in your degree and a place is available in the program.
Yes, providing you are enrolled in a BA or BGS and have available elective space in your degree and a place is available in the program.
Yes. You can apply before you turn 18, but must be 18 or over by time of departure.
Our goal is to make a Global Immersion experience available to as many students as possible. We will work with you on a case-by-case basis in liaison with the University’s Disability Support Services to assess any reasonable adjustments required to enable you to be included in the program. In many cases we will be able to make the adjustments, but due to the nature of the immersive experiences we may not be able to accommodate all cases.
Yes! To be eligible to participate you must successfully enrol in a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Global Studies or associated double degree, be entering into your first semester at Monash University in one of these degrees and be in good academic standing. Please refer to the External Account Creation document for instructions on how to access the application.
In the application you will be asked to rank the countries in order of preference, however we cannot promise that you will get your first preference. The more countries you include, the more likely we are to be able to accommodate you in the program. If there are reasons in which you are unable to go to one of the countries, there is a space in the application for you to explain your preferences.
No. We encourage you to take time to complete onward travel through the region.
Yes, however you will need to amend your enrolment accordingly where an appropriate unit is available and where you meet the eligibility requirements for that unit.
No. You will be required to stay in the accommodation provided for the duration of the program.
Not necessarily. If you are not willing to go to the option nominated, then we will be unable to accommodate you in the program.