Developing work-ready graduates with a competitive edge
Advance academic interests, strengthen vocational intentions, enhance networks and expand cultural horizons; in doing so, develop skills in areas that are valued and in high demand by employers.
Destinations include China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea and Malaysia.
Due to current international travel restrictions, a variety of remote/online Global WIL experiences are offered and include:
- Option 1: Remote Global Internship,
- Option 2: Research Project with International Industry Partner, or
- Option 3: Remote Global Internship combined with Research Project.
Applications for Trimester 3, 2021 are now open and will close on 31 May.
"Your passport to the world of work"
New Colombo Plan funding of up to $5,000 per eligible Australian undergraduate student is available. This is a grant and is not re-paid.
Eligible students can apply for an OS-HELP loan of up to $8,295. OS-HELP is a loan scheme provided by the Australian Government specifically to support global mobility experiences. It is not considered a grant, therefore approved students can receive this loan as well as a grant such as New Colombo Plan.
Why a global internship?
Create an international network of friends
Experience a new culture
Develop your career
Grow more confident and self-sufficient
Learn a new language
Expand your resume
Make professional connections
Gain an international perspective in your field
While I felt nervous entering my global internship, the Asia Ready Program gave me greater confidence, awareness and the skills I need to succeed in this experience. I feel more prepared to take on my internship now that I understand the cultural dynamics, regional environment and have insight into the local language. Hearing from previous students in the program and professionals in the region, and understanding the program expectations, resources and support has given me a comprehensive guide of how I should expect to navigate and conduct myself throughout. I found the language training and diverse speakers a really unique and powerful addition to the program which I got a lot of benefit from. Now that I have commenced my placement with AustCham Hong Kong, I have been largely immersed into the organisation and the Hong Kong business environment. The preparation and orientation before commencement really helped me find my footing. I have enjoyed working with AustCham and have found many opportunities to learn and enhance my skills as I navigate the remote internship.
Bachelor of International Business/Government and International Relations
AustCham Hong Kong, 2020
I enjoyed my time in Shanghai and felt that I learned a lot at my host organisation about myself and about the business world of China through the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. I am glad that I achieved all the goals I set for myself to varying degrees of success and that I established that I still wish to live and work China. Going forward, I hope that I will be able to take what I have learned and apply it to new situations, both professionally and personally, especially focusing on finding work more relevant to my degree.
Bachelor of Government and International Relations / Bachelor of Asian Studies
Global internship with American Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai 2019
My 7-week internship gave me a small glimpse of life in Japan and sparked my curiosity to explore and experience new things. Through travelling Japan, you will have the opportunity to be exposed to different situations that can allow you to learn a lot about yourself and the nation’s people. Human interactions are the foundation to building connections, which can open many doors that can help you and your future endeavours. As I explored Japan I had unique interactions with the history, culture and the people. These interactions opened my eyes and helped me realise the lack of knowledge and experience I have with the world outside my immediate bubble.
Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of International Business
Global internship with Global Sky Education, Tokyo 2019