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Funded Opportunities

The Waikato OE Programme offers a number of international opportunities across the year that are partially or fully funded. All three programmes below are fully funded.

PMSA 2023 - 8 Week Internship programme with CRCC Asia in Vietnam (5 Jan- 23 Feb)

Programme Details

Want to  gain a better understanding and appreciation for the growing Vietnamese and Asian populations communities throughout New Zealand? While also gaining specific knowledge of Vietnamese business culture?

The University of Waikato, in partnership with CRCC Asia is excited to offer this 8-week internship programme that will enable you to gain specific knowledge of Vietnamese business culture and have the opportunity to connect and build linkages with Vietnamese students and institutions. You will travel over as a group of 8 Waikato students, but will be placed independently in a company that best suits your subject area and career desires.

  • Each internship is vetted to ensure you receive project-based, meaningful work and is designated in a sector of your choice.
  • There are numerous additional touchpoints throughout the program, designed to offer opportunities to experience Vietnamese business culture through in-person meetings, local events, peer to peer exchange and networking opportunities.
  • During Lunar New Year (Tet), you will have a unique opportunity to experience and observe the flagship national holiday, the impact of which is felt throughout Vietnamese culture and society.
  • On top of learning specific technical skills related to your chosen sector through an internship, you can expect to develop a range of soft skills which employers demand, such as communication and presentation skills, intercultural awareness, diplomacy and negotiation skills.
  • You will also have the opportunity to meet with New Zealand Consulate-General staff in Ho Chi Minh City and attend weekly events spanning social, cultural, service learning and professional development.

Hear what past students have to say:

Successful applicants will be leaving New Zealand on the 5th January 2023 and returning on the 23rd February 2023*.

Info Session: Thursday 15 September

Join the upcoming info session with CRCC Asia's in-country contact, as well as your key Waikato contact, to find out why you should join this once in a lifetime experience!

When: 5pm, Thursday 15 September

Register for the info session here.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to answer some key questions, supply a current CV and also have the option of submitting a cover letter or video, to further support their application. Find out more below:

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Application Deadline: 30 September 2022 - APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED!

If you have any questions about this programme, please email [email protected]


PMSLA 2023 - Indigenous Rights & Histories in Brazil (15 Jan- 11 Feb) - CLOSED

Programme Details

Indigenous Rights and Histories in Brazil with Campus b is a 4-week, culturally immersive programme where students have the chance to experience the diverse cultures and customs of the indigenous peoples of Brazil.

The University of Auckland and the University of Waikato are partnering with Campus b to deliver a one-of-a-kind programme funded through the Prime Minister's Scholarship of Latin America.

It aims to encourage students to develop personally and professionally while presenting a broad panorama of indigenous rights and the political and economic situation of Brazil.

The students will take part in a full itinerary of activities which will immerse them in Brazil's historical indigenous landscape and includes many visits and interactions with indigenous communities.

After completing an in-depth programme and city orientation, which includes a crash course in Brazilian Portuguese, participating students will work on solutions to real problems encountered by local organisations related to indigenous rights and sustainability in Brazil. Using a project-based learning approach, they will join local students in teams of 4 to 6 to produce deliverables with real global impact.

Successful applicants will be leaving New Zealand on 15 January 2023 and returning on the 11 February 2023.*

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

How to Apply

As this is a combined programme with the University of Auckland, all applications (from both Waikato and Auckland students) are being managed through their learning abroad portal.

Ready to apply? Create an account and sign in to the University of Auckland’s learning abroad portal:

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Application Deadline: 1 September 2022

If you have any questions about this programme, please email [email protected]


PMSA 2023 - Reimagining India Study Tour with IndoGenius
(8 Jan- 18 Feb) - CLOSED

Programme Details

‘The 21st Century is going to be the Indian Century,’

Jeff Bezos, 15 January 2020

Are you ready to learn why?

Interact with the world’s fastest-growing startup ecosystem.

The University of Auckland, The University of Waikato and Victoria University of Wellington are partnering with IndoGenius to deliver a one-of-a-kind programme funded through the Prime Minister's Scholarship of Asia.

Pre-departure, students will participate in a six-week virtual programme which will prepare them for the six weeks they will be in-country.

Whilst in India, students will attend sessions at multinationals, start-ups, NGOs and more. They will visit rural villages, urban slums and ancient cities. Along the way, they will consider India’s significant cultural influence and explore its innovative contributions to global challenges.

Using India’s cities and villages as the classroom, Reimagining India takes learning out of the lecture theatre and into the streets. The programme combines an incredible range of site visits with expert interactions and workshops.

From gaining insights into modern India to developing a range of new skills, the Reimagining India study tour will be action-packed.

Students will leave India bursting with new ideas, experiences, inspiration and a global network to help them carve out their future studies and career path.

Successful applicants will be leaving New Zealand on the 8th January 2023 and returning on the 18th February 2023*.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

How to Apply

As this is a combined programme with the University of Auckland and Victoria University of Wellington, all applications (from both Waikato, Victoria and Auckland students) are being managed through the University of Auckland learning abroad portal.

Ready to apply? Create an account and sign in to the University of Auckland’s learning abroad portal:

APPLY NOW

Application Deadline: 1 September 2022

If you have any questions about this programme, please email [email protected]