Welcome aboard 2019 global interns!

Global interns 2019. (Photo supplied)

Trimester 3, 2019 will take off to a flying start, with more than 50 excited students departing Australia to participate in the Global Mobility Business Internship Program in one of the following Asian destinations:

  • Hong Kong
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Shanghai, China
  • Tokyo, Japan

Over the summer months, the supervised transformational learning experience will expose students to work in an international professional environment as well as introduce life as an expatriate.  Participants will be presented with many opportunities to develop some of the soft skills demanded by employers including critical thinking; resourcefulness; resilience; flexibility; and cultural adaptation while building people to people relations between Australia and the host country.

This year, an Australian Government New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Grant providing up to $8,000 in financial assistance, supports 85% of students.

Professor Caitlin Byrne and Dr Andrea Haefner from the Griffith Asia Institute played host to a ‘Welcome Aboard’ lunch for our 2019 global interns on Thursday 15 August at the Gold Coast campus. The room was abuzz with chatter and delight and provided a wonderful opportunity for students to not only discuss expectations and course requirements, but to also develop rapport with fellow global interns and gain valuable knowledge and insight from global ambassadors and internship destination experts.

In support of the development of our future Asia-Pacific leaders, Griffith Asia Institute looks forward to hosting on-campus pre-departure classes for our global interns in Trimester 3.

For more information about the program, please visit our Global WIL web page.