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We are putting the finishing touches on 12 itineraries in Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. Our Academic Team is working closely with Universities in each of the countries to develop a broad range of experiences showcasing locally led environmental sustainability solutions which will feature learning opportunities with local students, expert lead workshops and hands on activities. Our in country delivery partner, Australian Volunteers International (AVI) have been busy identifying experiences that can provide greater insights into each country’s culture and history, as well as identifying not for profit and community organisations we can visit. For more information on itineraries please see Frequently Asked Questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, if we have received your application form, information on your passport and working with vulnerable person’s check, you have a place.

Please note that UniGO participants are required:

  • to undertake a working with vulnerable persons check (and be registerable)
  • to be free from any outstanding sanctions from Safe and Fair Community Unit (SAFCU)
  • meet UTAS travel and insurance criteria

Over the next few months you will complete a range of tasks, we will provide you with information about what you need to do and plenty of notice. The main tasks and approximate timelines are provided below.

  • August to September
    • Disclose any health and safety considerations, including disclosure of pre-existing conditions to UTAS insurance.
    • Confirm that you can safely participate in the in country activities, we will provide opportunities to discuss any concerns that you have and any reasonable adjustments that may need to be made.
  • September to October
    • Unit Enrolment
  • November to December
    • Submit travel documents (visa and passport)
    • Complete online pre-departure modules (Mylo)
    • Attend pre-departure workshops (27 November to 15 December)

We will allocate countries and provide you with more information on your itinerary in October.

Throughout the trip you may be based in 3 to 4 different locations, in each country itineraries are different. Typically, you will fly into a major city, often the capital, where you will receive an orientation, meeting with policy makers, dignitaries and diplomatic/ consular representatives. You will visit a range of historic and cultural sights before moving onto activities delivered by a host University. You will undertake a range of field visits. Some further information regarding in country locations is provided below.

Where will I fly into? Jakarta Kuala Lumpur, or Penang Hanoi, or Ho Chi Minh
Itineraries Itineraries will primarily be based in one of the below locations Itineraries will visit the below locations Itineraries will be based in the North or South of Vietnam
Locations include

Yogyakarta (Known as Jogja)





George Town

Langkawi Island

Kuala Lumpur


Ninh Binh

Thai Nguyen

Cat Ba island


Mekong River Delta


Phan Thiet

All itineraries are designed for you to experience a range of locations and terrains; you may be located in or visit a mixture of urban, semi-rural and rural areas and experience different terrains coastal, mountains, hills and/or plains.  You may travel by plane, bus and/or boat.

No, individuals will be allocated to a group and an itinerary.

You will be expected to participate in the scheduled activities on the itinerary.  We have allocated time for you to explore locally, rest, recuperate and take part in recreational activities. This may include visits to temples, shrines, palaces, gardens, markets, beaches, caves, national parks, shows, or you may choose to spend you free time relaxing with a book.

No, unfortunately not.