Global Village

Students have the opportunity to travel during yearly breaks to developing countries to lend a helping hand with a local community project. These projects, in countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, Fiji, and Nepal, work on a diverse range of projects from building houses to teaching in local primary and high schools and implementing systems of change.


Volunteers will be engaged with the local community projects, such as building houses to teaching local students.

How to get involved

Apply online at


  • Coordinator
  • Team Leader
  • Volunteer


Volunteers will be trained on the basics of trip management and Workplace, Health and Safety. On the job-training is provided through-out the program in areas such as teaching, sensitivity and construction.


During breaks between semesters.


  • Accredited by UNSW Advantage = Yes
    (For recognition on Australia Higher Education Graduation Statement)

Availability of activity

Term 1, Term break

Type of activity

Community volunteering

Interest area / Advantages

Fundraising & events, Sport, outdoor & physical activities, Tutoring & mentoring, Youth work

Skills required and/or developed

Cross-cultural & global citizenship, Event & project management, Interpersonal & communication, Leadership, Organisational & time management, Problem solving & practical skills, Team work & networking

Contacts and more information


Arc @ UNSW



[email protected]



02 9385 7700

For more information about co-curricular activities, see UNSW Advantage.

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