International Experiences for Students

Welcome to CQUGlobal outbound nursing short-term and study tour programs

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences participates in the New Colombo Plan Mobility Program for Nursing Students in Singapore, Nepal and India. The purpose of these programs is to allow students to undertake an international clinical experience which provides them with the opportunity to experience different cultural and social environments and clinical settings, and prepare them to work in an increasingly global community.

Why participate?

  • Learn to see the world differently
  • Develop key employability skills
  • Expand your global network
  • Engage with legitimate experiences
  • Receive CQUniversity student insurance cover
  • Access funding and scholarships

Where to go and what to do?

There are a variety of short-term overseas experiences: CQUGlobal nursing program supports 50 opportunities across 3 countries, allowing you the flexibility to choose an experience that suits your personal needs and goals between.

The outbound short term program offered by the School to undergraduate students provides a wonderful opportunity to enhance and diversify your learning experience. CQUniversity Nursing and Midwifery students have been involved in outbound programs to places such as Nepal, Japan, Singapore and Palau over the past years. These trips are an amazing experience for nursing students, and they have a tremendous impact on the communities who benefit from our student’s fundraising and clinical treatments. It is this kind of activity that is making CQUniversity one of Australia’s truly great universities.

Developed in conjunction with internationally renowned organizations, the program is designed to help you develop a global perspective by gaining an appreciation of cultural diversity through immersion in academic and clinical experiences.


There are a variety of costs involved in a short-term global experience. These costs differ enormously depending on the specific program you apply for, and the region of the world that program is located in. It is important that you research thoroughly the costs involved in the programs you would like to participate in. You can do this by visiting CQUniversity's CQUGlobal Outbound website. It is your responsibility to research and understand the full financial and academic implications of participating in any short-term global experience.

For enquiries relating to international nursing opportunities, contact our School International Officer or for general information visit our CQUGlobal Outbound page.