Overseas Education Program

Kickstart Your Career With an Overseas Education Program This Winter!

 Academic Credit + Scholarships Available 
Applications Close: 15 May, 2018

Spend your winter break getting a head start in your professional field while exploring a fascinating new country & developing an Action Project that will have real world impact.

Here’s How it Works:

  •  Depart on an immersive two-week educational program with Unbound, an award-winning social enterprise & CQU partner, to a vibrant country with a complex emerging economy
  • Explore the diverse set of development challenges this country is currently facing and visit the innovative local projects working to address them
  • Work in a small multi-disciplinary team on a practical Action Project that will translate impactful ideas to action
  • Return with the tools to become an innovative and socially conscious emerging leader in your field

Download our 2018 Winter Programs Information Pack

“The Startups & Social Enterprise Program in India was the most valuable learning experience I could have asked for. We got to take theoretical knowledge outside the classroom and translate it into useful skills that I know will serve me well in my career.

Best of all, I made lifelong friends and experienced amazing cultural events and connections I could never have  been part of without Unbound.”

​- Sam, RMIT University

Program Information

Am I Eligible for an Unbound Program?

These programs are multi-disciplinary (all fields), undergraduate and postgraduate, domestic and international students are invited to apply. No previous travel experience or academic prerequisites are required.

How Much Does a Program Cost? 

The total cost of an overseas education program with Unbound (excluding flights, traveler’s insurance  & personal expenses) is $3,250 .
*Read about the available funding options below.

Can I Earn Academic Credit for Completing a Program?

For most undergraduate faculties at CQU, Unbound programs fulfill the academic credit requirements of an elective course. For more information, please email Samantha Ambridge at:  s.ambridge@cqu.edu.au 

Note for Engineering Students:
These programs are eligible for 80 hours of professional engineering work experience. Find out for more information here: Engineering Work Experience 

*Programs may satisfy work experience for other disciplines as well. Contact your faculty for more information.

Is Funding Available? 

$3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant may available for Australian citizens completing a Bachelor’s or Bachelor’s Honours degree and wishing to participate in our Thailand or Myanmar programs. For more information, please email Samantha Ambridge at:  s.ambridge@cqu.edu.au 

You can also apply for an OS-HELP loan from the Australian Government (value of up to $7,635) for travel in Asia, which  can be used for a range of expenses.

Find more information on OS-HELP here.

When is the Application Deadline?

Final Round Deadline: 15 May, 2018

When do the Programs Run?

Programs run from June 23 – July 21, 2018. For specific program dates, you can download the Unbound Programs Information Pack.

How Do I Apply?

Here are the steps you’ll need to follow in order to move forward with a program application:

1.     Choose a program and fill out an application form here:www.unbound.edu.au/apply

2.     Contact your program coordinator for information about receiving academic credit for your chosen program

3.     Contact Samantha Ambridge for information about receiving academic credit and scholarship/funding opportunities.

4.     Look into securing an OS-HELP loan from the Australian Government athttp://studyassist.gov.au/

5.     Pack your bags and get ready for an experience you’ll never forget!

Where Can I Go With Unbound?

Civic Engagement : Myanmar

($3000 Mobility Grants Available!)

Meet the people and organisations working to create a positive future for Myanmar from the ground up. From social enterprises to youth engagement. From political activism to rural development. Using site visits as case studies, we’ll draw on the expertise and wisdom of local leaders to pave our own avenues of impact.

Design for Social Change: Thailand

($3000 Mobility Grants Available!)

Start by exploring the thriving startup network in Bangkok and beyond. Through workshops, community engagement, and collaborative teamwork, learn how to harness creative approaches to solve problems and apply human-centered design principles to create products, services and social movements.

Global Challenges and Community Rebuilding: Nepal

Climate change. Post-earthquake recovery. Explore some of the world’s greatest challenges and the role of business, not-for-profits, design, culture and community in preparing for and responding to global shock events.

Startups and Social Enterprise: India

As you tour the country’s most innovative startups & social enterprises, work collaboratively to develop and pitch a business concept and learn about the various steps required to turn an idea in a viable, sustainable and scalable venture.

Sustainable Development: Vietnam

Learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how to achieve these ambitious global targets in Australia and abroad. Explore innovative problem-solving in the form of a community Action Project.

Explore Funding Options for Your Program

All of our programs are designed for credit and work experience requirements (approved at universities across the country) and there are several scholarships and funding options available.

Additional Program Information

To find out more about programs and fill out an application, visit Unbound’s website:https://www.unbound.edu.au

You can also get in touch by phone: (Kaia) 0449154658 or email:programs@unbound.edu.au

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