Global virtual opportunities

International travel is on hold right now, but we've adapted to bring you invaluable virtual global opportunities - without any of the jetlag!

Virtual international experiences recreate much of the in-person international experiences, such as learning about a new culture, immersing yourself in a new language, and connecting with other students and industry around the world. While you may not be able to explore a new city, you can still gain meaningful cultural experiences, and often in a much more flexible way.

Below you will find a range of virtual international opportunities targeted to Business and Law students specifically. The possibilities are almost endless – there are even more choices on our Global Learning Online Page

Why should I do a virtual international experience – can’t I wait for the borders to open? 

  • Obtain extra credit towards your degree which will possibly allow you to graduate sooner. For those with a packed academic schedule or need to balance school with work, virtual experiences are more flexible and allow you to maintain your day-to-day schedule while still getting to build your international network
  • Gain valuable international experience without the jetlag or hassle of relocating
  • It’s accessible! The reality is that, even when the borders are open, international travel isn’t a possibility for everyone. Virtual experiences work around some of these barriers meaning that pausing your commitments around work, family and finances might not be necessary
  • Meet other students from around the world
  • Enhance your cross-cultural and virtual communication skills for the global job market

Are there Scholarships and Grants available? 

A number of scholarships and grants are available to eligible applicants to help you meet costs associated with the programs. Look at the details listed beside each program to see if this might be an option for you.

Virtual Opportunities

Provider: Pomegranate Global & Virtual Internships

About: This is a 4-week experiential learning program focused on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action. Learn about climate action within the context of a real business environment and work as half of a pair to create a Climate Action Plan or Project for a host company located in Asia.

Dates: 9 January – 10 February 2023

Application Deadline: 20 November 2022

Grants Available: The Faculty of Business and Law has New Colombo Plan (NCP) funding to offer to eligible students to cover the cost of this program. This program requires enrolment into UOW subject BUS 300 which incurs a standard tuition fee not covered by the NCP grant and which can be deferred to HECS as usual.

Contact BAL-mobility@uow.edu.au for more information, to check your eligibility, and to apply.

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Provider: The Shandong University of FinanEnvironment ce and Economics

About: Embark on a two-week virtual study tour containing seminars and workshops conducted by industry experts and researchers as part of either ACCY231 or BUS 301. Enhance your understanding of Intelligent Accounting, Big Data Analytics, Climate-Related Business Risks, and Green Financing and Marketing, while learning how these concepts are applied within real business practice.

Dates: 19 September – 2 October 2022

Application Deadline: 7 August 2022

Grants Available: Successful applicants will receive a scholarship valued at $1,000 to cover the cost of participating in the program. This program requires enrolment in either ACCY231 or BUS 301, which incur standard UOW tuition fees not covered by the scholarship and which can be deferred to HECS as usual.

For more information, contact the program coordinator Kevin Huang at tairan_huang@uow.edu.au.

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Provider: WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management

About: Study at one of Europe’s top Business schools this summer with this short-term program designed for students from Australia and New Zealand. Learn about Europe’s business world through interactive classes on a variety of topics, such as ‘The European Union and the Euro’, ‘Intercultural Communication’, ‘The Relevance of Family Businesses in Europe’ and ‘B2C Marketing in Europe’.

Dates: 15 – 27 January 2023

Application Deadline: TBC

Contact BAL-mobility@uow.edu.au for more information, or to apply.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SUMMER PROGRAM

Provider: HEX

About: Learn how to launch your own start-up while actually getting your idea ready to pitch to investors with the HEX Ed “Innovation” unit running within UOW subject BUS 301. The program includes classes on UX, UI & Figma; market validation; product design and more. You will also have the opportunity to experience international business perspectives through interactions with industry professionals and mentors across the Asia-Pacific region. 

Dates: Summer Session

Application Deadline: TBC

Grants Available: The Business and Law faculty has funding available for eligible students to cover the cost of the HEX program. This program requires enrolment into UOW subject BUS 301 which incurs standard tuition costs that can be deferred to HECS as usual.

Contact BAL-mobility@uow.edu.au for more information, to check your eligibility, or to apply.

Learn more about HEX Ed

Provider: Soochow University

About: Spend 3 weeks studying virtually at Soochow University, Taiwan! English-taught subjects with an international business focus are available at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level, in the areas of Economics, Finance, Marketing and Management. The program also includes online cultural events and extracurricular activities, such as classes on Chinese and Japanese painting and calligraphy.

Dates: 26 December 2022 – 13 January 2023

Application Deadline: 16 December 2022

Grants Available: The faculty of Business and Law has New Colombo Plan funding available for eligible students to cover the cost of this program.

Contact BAL-mobility@uow.edu.au.au for more information, to check your eligibility, and to apply.

MORE ABOUT SOOCHOW UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS

Provider: Virtual Internships

About: Increase your understanding of international business practices while enhancing your intercultural competencies and remote work skills! Intern with a host company in Japan for ten hours a week over twelve weeks, and gain UOW credit with subject BUS 300.

Dates: 21 November 2022 – 17 February 2023

Application Deadline: 11 September 2022

Grants Available: The Faculty of Business and Law has New Colombo Plan (NCP) funding to offer to eligible students to cover the cost of this program. This program requires enrolment into UOW subject BUS 300, which incurs a standard UOW tuition fee not covered by the NCP grant and which can be deferred to HECS as usual.

Contact BAL-mobility@uow.edu.au for more information, to check your eligibility, or to apply.

 

Provider: Virtual Internships

About: Consisting of only ten hours per week, this summer internship program will help you get academically and professionally ahead while still spending the majority of your break at the beach. Enhance your cross-cultural and virtual communication skills to prepare for the global job market, while earning UOW credit with subject BUS 300.

Dates: 21 November 2022 – 17 February 2023

Application Deadline: 11 September 2022

Grants Available: The Faculty of Business and Law has New Colombo Plan (NCP) funding to offer to eligible students to cover the cost of this program. This program requires enrolment into UOW subject BUS 300, which incurs a standard UOW tuition fee not covered by the NCP grant and which can be deferred to HECS as usual.

Contact BAL-mobility@uow.edu.au for more information, to check your eligibility, or to apply.

 

Provider: Asiania International Consulting Co. (AIC)

About: Undertake a virtual internship with a leading organisation in Thailand! Start building a global business network, meet potential professional mentors and possible future employers, and develop the skills necessary for thriving in today’s workplace. This program also includes cultural activities such as Thai cooking classes and basic Thai language lessons.

Dates: 21 November 2022 – 17 February 2023

Application Deadline: 15 September 2022

Grants Available: The Faculty of Business and Law has New Colombo Plan (NCP) funding to offer to eligible students to cover the cost of this program. This program requires enrolment into UOW subject BUS 300 which incurs a standard UOW tuition fee not covered by the NCP grant and that can be deferred to HECS as usual.

Contact BAL-mobility@uow.edu.au for more information, to check your eligibility, or to apply.

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