Experiential Credit

Experiential Credit

Experiential Credit gives you the chance to put your new skills into action by engaging with local and global communities.

Build your repertoire of skills and experiences with the experiential credit component of the GLP. As future global leaders and citizens you will need skills and experiences that allow you to transcend borders and inspire change. You will need the ability to work effectively across cultures, develop innovative and entrepreneurial ideas to solve the world’s complex challenges, and to call on leadership skills that are collaborative and a force for positive change and well-being.

What you need to know

  • Gain 200 GLP Experiential Credit Points by participating in activities that interest you.
  • You don't have to go overseas to do the GLP, it is possible to complete all program requirements right here on campus, and in your local community.
  • You have the freedom to organise your GLP activities around your busy lifestyle - you have from the day you start the GLP to the day you finish your degree to complete the Program.
  • You can earn points for both academic and extra-curricular activities with a cross-cultural, international, innovation, or leadership focus, e.g. going on a student exchange, doing an internship or participating in an internationally-focused event.
  • We are here to help! Chat to our friendly GLP Advisors for advice on how to find activities that are tailored to your interests or academic studies.
  • You just need to make sure you keep records of your experiential activities as evidence of completion. You will find a range of forms that will help you do this on Thrive (forms are visible once enrolled in the Program).

What kind of activities will I do?

The GLP lets you you tailor the Program based on what you are interested in. Your Experiential Credit is a chance for you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new like: learning a language, volunteering your time, or attending a conference or seminar.

Some GLP students have:

  • Embarked upon a session-long cultural exchange to Hong Kong, studying international law and human rights
  • Demonstrated leadership as an International Student Ambassador
  • Inspired high school students from a refuge background as a Mentor
  • Networked at a conference on design, technology and social change and the future of work
  • Interned in international investment and trade for the UK government
  • Volunteered with Indigenous communities in Far North Queensland
  • Initiated a volunteering program with people seeking asylum in Australia
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