What is a short-term program?

Short-term programs are any and all experiences other than trimester exchange studies. Some programs can be up to a trimester in duration, however most programs are between two and four weeks, hence why we call them 'short-term'.

Key advantages of doing a short-term program is the flexibility and diversity of choice. Most students can easily fit a program in between Griffith trimesters and can choose an experience that is completely unlike anything offered on-campus or in Australia.

Types of Programs

Griffith Study Tour

Summer or Winter School

Global Internship

Volunteering and Service Learning

Practicum or Placement



and more!

How to apply

We aim to support all overseas experiences, whether it be for credit or not for credit, and provided there are no risks to your health and safety. To access the support, please complete the following steps.

1. Find a program

In many cases, students will find a specific program through word-of-mouth or through promotion by Griffith University, such as emails or in lectures.

If you don't have a program in mind already, then we encourage you to browse our database for inspiration. You are not limited to programs on this database, but it's a good starting point.

2. Apply for program

Each overseas program has different eligibility and application requirements. Please check with the host university or organisation to review details of their application process, including the application deadline.

Once you have applied and been accepted into the overseas program, please see Step 3 on how to advise Griffith Global Mobility.

Credit approval

If you are seeking credit approval for the overseas program, please check the evidence of credit section below for details on what type of documentation is required.

3. Advise Global Mobility

Global Mobility proudly supports students who participate in a variety of overseas programs through the provision of:

  • a travel grant
  • coverage under Griffith's Corporate Travel Insurance
  • access to International SOS (24/7 emergency support)

Please complete the Short-term Program Application to be assessed for this support. Failure to complete this step prior to departure may result in non-payment of grant and exclusion from access to Griffith's corporate travel insurance and International SOS.

4. Pre-departure

Once your Short-term Program Application has been assessed and approved, you will be provided with details of Griffith Corporate Travel Insurance Policy and International SOS membership.

You can also browse our Before you go webpage for more pre-departure tips and advice.


Evidence of credit approval

Griffith Study Tour

Community Internship

Summer or Winter School

Clinical or Field Placement

Work-integrated Learning (WIL) or Internship


Got a question?

Seek advice from a Global Mobility Advisor.

New York City Industry Immersion - CISaustralia

We got to visit and work with businesses that are so big, well-known and largely impacting the world around us, providing us with so much of the content and products we are exposed to daily.


Global Mobility Business Internship in Japan

The people I lived with and worked with were so diverse and a pleasure to be around. I loved being part of Tokyo, and I'm excited to explore this further.


Korea University International Winter Campus

At Korea University we studied an elective that wasn't not directly related to my major and it gave me a different perspective rather that of business and were taught by a fantastic lecturer.