CQUGlobal Outbound

Important Notice

Due to COVID-19, all CQUGlobal Outbound Programs are currently on hold at this time pending the relaxation of the international travel ban and DFAT approval for overseas travel to resume from Australia. Applications for Term 3, 2020 (Summer) and 2021 outbound programs remain open.

CQUGlobal Outbound programs allow current CQUniversity students to experience life and study from a choice of over 30 countries across six continents.

At CQUniversity you can be what you want to be, where you want to be. Experience a different lifestyle, culture and environment while earning credit towards your degree and without lengthening the duration of your study. Studying abroad is an experience that is guaranteed to stay with you for the rest of your life.

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Benefits of Studying Overseas

  • Undertake studies in unique and exciting courses not offered at CQUniversity
  • Immerse yourself in another culture while sharing your own
  • Gain cross-cultural communication and analytical skills
  • Develop flexibility, resilience and the ability to adapt to new circumstances
  • Improve your employment prospects. Increasingly employers are searching for flexible, adaptable graduates with cross-cultural experience
  • Become more independent and resourceful
  • Learn more about yourself and your capabilities while you gain self-confidence
  • Improve your foreign language skills or learn a new language
  • Forge international links and develop a global network of contacts for your professional future
  • Make life-long friends with people from other parts of the world
  • Enjoy travel and leisure activities within your host country during breaks.


There are three program streams available within CQUGlobal Outbound and a number of programs on offer with our partner institutions:

Our Outbound Exchange Program allows students to study at one of our global network of partner institutions. You remain enrolled at CQUniversity and pay your fees as normal.

We offer a range of discipline specific and interdisciplinary two to four week study tours throughout the world with a heavy focus on Asia. These programs allow you to get a taste of studying, working and volunteering overseas and are usually embedded in your main program of study.

The Study Abroad Outbound Program allows you to choose where in the world you want to study without being restricted to our network of exchange partners. Unlike the Outbound Exchange Program, you will need to pay the host institution tuition fees and your courses must be approved by CQUniversity before you go. For more information, contact the CQUGlobal team directly at or phone 07 4930 9671.

If you are interested in coming to CQUniversity from overseas, please visit the CQUGlobal Inbound program which is for students not currently at CQUniversity coming for a short period, term or academic year. For whole Vocational, Bachelor, Master or other degree programs at CQUniversity please visit our Courses pages.

There are also short term programs available at our partner institutions. These programs are often available during the summer and winter breaks. For more information, visit our Short term partners programs page.

CQUGlobal Alumni Testimonial

Penne Kaddatz with children from India during her Reimagining India trip

“India has taught me so many things, namely that compassion – when coupled with innovation and action – can produce real-life second chances for individuals in need. Perhaps we all have much to learn from India...”

~ Penne Kaddatz, Reimagining India Program