Global Immersion Guarantee
The Global Immersion Guarantee (GIG) is a ground-breaking study opportunity including a funded overseas experience for all first year Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Global Studies, Bachelor of Criminology, Bachelor of Media Communication, Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Politics Philosophy and Economics and related double degree students.
COVID 19 Update
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to significantly impact the health and economies of communities around the world, and to restrict the travel, movement and social interactions of people everywhere.
Due to the travel and entry restrictions imposed by countries and airlines in response to COVID-19, we are delaying the opening of applications for the Global Immersion Guarantee program until further notice.
While a study abroad might seem impossible right now, it’s important to remember that the travel restrictions and health precautions imposed as a result of COVID-19 will not be permanent. We fully anticipate these programs will be able to resume when global health and travel advice safely allow it.
If you are currently in your first year, you will still be eligible to apply for the next Global Immersion Guarantee program.
Please refer to our FAQ's for more information about your eligibility for the Global Immersion Guarantee.
You can read more about the University response to the COVID-19 pandemic here.
Reactivation of international study experiences
Monash University is planning a return to student international travel in 2022. Please see the Monash Abroad website
for more information about the reactivation of international study experiences.
We are committed to offering the Global Immersion Guarantee as part of the Monash experience. In 2022, we are planning to offer the GIG program in select locations.
More information on the program and locations will be available in the coming months
Where will I travel?
The Global Immersion Guarantee program provides an opportunity to visit Australia, The Pacific Islands, China, Italy, Indonesia, Malaysia or India. Drawing on the Monash network in each country, you will have the opportunity to visit our partner universities, and local field sites with businesses, non-government organisations (NGOs), social enterprises and youth groups, among many others. You will be asked to rank the countries by preference when they apply and confirm your availability for the scheduled blocks. While we'll do what we can to ensure you're allocated to your first preference, you might end up in a different country.