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  • Locations: Luzern, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Trimester 3
  • Restrictions: Deakin applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Trimester 3 2018 30/08/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Education Program Type: Faculty Led Study Tour
Language of Instruction: English Credit Type: Undergraduate
OS Help Available: Yes
Program Description:
GEP Switzerland

Information sessions will be held in Week 1 and 2 of Trimester 1:
Week 1:  Wednesday March 8, 9am-10am.
  • BURWOOD – N3.11
  • WAURN PONDS – ic3.108
Week 2: Tuesday March 14, 4pm-5pm.
  • BURWOOD – N3.11
  • WAURN PONDS – ic3.108
Program details
This program is offered through a partnership with ZUG Teacher Education institute. It involves a 4 week practicum near Lucerne (30 mins by train). Lucerne is located in Central Switzerland, 54 km from Zurich.
Due to the nature of this program only a limited number of students are selected for the program (6-8). Students are billeted with local host families.
  • Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate teaching course and be in their 3rd year of study in 2017. 
  • GEP must replace an approved placement unit, or be included as part of EEG302 Place, Culture & Teaching in a Global Context
  • Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 50 at time of application.
Feedback and comments from prior student placement reports are considered as part of the application process.

Approved course and units for Switzerland
Bachelor of Education (Primary) E359:
ETP302 Curriculum Enquiry
EEG302 Place, Culture & Teaching in a Global Context

Please note that the GEP may not run each year. Approval is always subject to a selection process and approval by the Unit Chair as places are limited, therefore students should always be prepared for an alternative to a GEP placement when planning their course or major.
30 October - 24 November 2017.
Costs (approx)
Funding and grant options
OS-HELP Loans: (For students in Commonwealth Supported Places)
Domestic students may be eligible to apply for an OS-Help Loan of up to $6567 to help fund their participation in the program. The purpose of OS-HELP is to assist students with a range of expenses, such as airfares and accommodation. Further information on eligibility for OS-Help can be found here.
We recommend students apply for their OS-HELP Loan as soon as they are accepted and enrol into the study tour unit. Please note that the OS Help loan can take up to 4 weeks to process and payment deadlines set by Reho Study Tours are mandatory, regardless of the status of an OS-HELP Loan application.

GEP Travel Grants:
You may be eligible for a $500 travel grant from the Faculty of Arts and Education. Eligibility criteria and how to apply available at:
Academic program coordinator: Heather Wallace
Important dates for 2017
Applications open:
6 March 2017
Applications close: 26 April 2017
Interviews: Week of 3-7 April 2017
Group meeting with tour group and coordinators: tbc.
Deakin Abroad Pre Departure Session tbc.
Travel Insurance
Complimentary travel insurance is provided by Deakin for the length of the program, plus up to 10 days coverage for personal travel. Students travelling beyond the program dates will need to pay for additional coverage.
More information about International Travel Insurance for Students can be found here:
Deakin Global Citizenship Program
* 20 points towards Deakin's Global Citizenship Program
Any questions?
If you have any enquiries about this program, you are welcome to contact the Arts and Education Work Integrated Learning Office: or Phone (03) 9246 8759.