Monash University and student global mobility
02 September 2018

The value of Monash University’s ambitious Australian-first global mobility program has been recognised by the Australian Government with a major funding injection through the New Colombo Plan (NCP).

The Government has allocated more than $2.2 million to enable the Monash Global Immersion Guarantee (GIG) program to expand its reach, including 610 new places for students to travel to India in the first year of their studies. Monash received a total of almost $3.3 million in the latest round of New Colombo Plan funding this month, positioning the University as the single largest recipient of funding by a significant margin.

Creating global impact-GIG Fully-funded study programs

This unique field trip unit allows all first year Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Global Studies (and related double degree) students to undertake a fully-funded, short-term study program in Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia and India at the end of their first year of study.

What is it?

Flights, accommodation, and local travel are all paid for in this fieldwork unit that places students at the intersection of society, technology and environment. Here students will think about the human impact on the environment, and how to balance environmental protection and sustainability within economic and social development.

What will I do?

GIG is about innovating and putting your degree into practice by responding to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Engage with people and organisations already working on these issues. This way you'll have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the complexities and challenges involved in implementing sustainable and innovative solutions - all skills your future employers will look for.

With a focus on society, environment and technology Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Global Studies students will be immersed in the realities of rapid development and meet the urgent needs of global and local employers for graduates adept at working across the Asia Pacific.

Other Monash Faculties such as Monash Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (MADA) students will travel to China for four weeks to learn about healthcare innovation, and spend time researching, designing and prototyping artefacts that reflect the healthcare design briefs provided by local private sector partners.

A semester exchange program with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), one of India’s top-ranked technical institutions, will see students take part in programs themed around Engineering, IT and Architecture.

Start your career journey at Monash University.

This is one of the many reasons why Monash University has maintained its ranking as one of the world’s top 100 universities for graduate employment according to major annual surveys published by Times Higher Education and QS. 

Monash University is the largest university in Australia, ranked in the world's top 100 and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight.  We're named after Sir John Monash, and fuelled by his desire for our students to leave here with a greater sense of purpose, and the skills and confidence to create positive change. 

In under 60 years, we've grown from a single campus into an education, research and economic powerhouse with a presence on four continents, committed to the challenges of the age, making an impact all over the world, from bringing clean water to villages in Africa to creating new life-saving or improving lives through mobile phone technology in rural areas in Bangladesh. Being a Monash student and graduate, you are sure that you will have a life-long prestigious degree that will enrich your life.

GIG, Internships, The Generator or Leave no one behind are some focus examples to develop and nurture the sought after transferable skills for our graduates.

Find more at http://www.monash.edu/study