“Griffith College is dedicated to producing graduates who’re future-ready, and offering a worldwide perspective and understanding is a crucial a part of that,” vp (world) Sarah Todd mentioned.
“The experiences college students could have as a part of the mobility tasks embody internships and tutorial applications that may improve not solely their world understanding but in addition their employability after they graduate.”
“For some college students, their expertise will probably be a digital one because of the present Covid-19-related journey restrictions”
College students could have the chance to select from 35 credit-bearing mobility tasks throughout 16 nations, together with Vanuatu, Vietnam, Tonga and Japan, because of the funding supplied by the Australian Authorities’s Division of International Affairs and Commerce.
The New Colombo Plan is the Australian authorities’s signature initiative that goals to carry information of the Indo Pacific within the nation by supporting Australian undergraduates to check and undertake internships within the area.
In 2021, the New Colombo Plan is offering scholarships 125 Australian undergraduate college students from 38 universities to “reside, be taught and join” throughout 26 places.
The contributors embody 9 Griffith undergraduate college students.
“For some college students, their expertise will probably be a digital one because of the present Covid-19-related journey restrictions and we now have labored carefully with tutorial colleagues and worldwide companions to develop choices, however funding can also be in place to help multi-year tasks,” Todd mentioned.
Griffith Asia Enterprise Internship convenor Andrea Haefner mentioned that regardless of working from remotely, contributors on the 2020-21 mobility program may nonetheless construct sturdy relationships at firms.
“College students labored from their very own properties – very similar to everybody else – besides they have been interning for firms in 5 Asian locations,” she mentioned of the 2020/21 program.
“College students participating in NCP Mobility Applications develop cultural literacy via actions like introductory historical past, tradition, schooling and politics classes, language lessons, trade associate classes, and cultural on-line lessons, together with cooking, movie writing,” she reminded.
“It’s nice to see that college students are nonetheless in a position to have interaction with different nations, find out about a brand new tradition and work with an abroad firm throughout unprecedented occasions.
“Many college students have plans to journey to their assigned nation as soon as they’re ready, to strengthen these bonds even additional.”
Todd it additionally president of APAIE, which is holding its digital occasion on March 23-24, 2021.