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In this category you will find the most variation in opportunities. So, if you’re unable to find an exchange partner that works for you, want to try doing something completely different to normal courses, or do practical placements or internships, this is the category for you!

Short term programs include things such as summer/winter schools at a non-partner overseas universities, programs from our approved Mobility Experience Providers, internships or work placements at an external organisation overseas, research related work, volunteering programs, and conferences or international competitions.

Programs might be facilitated through an approved Mobility Experience Provider or be something you’ve found independently. Some of our full semester exchange partners offer short term study programs that are separate to short term exchange.

You can apply to receive academic credit towards your UniSA degree, but it's not compulsory. If you’re not receiving credit, you may be able to count the experience towards UniSA Plus. You will pay any necessary fees to the host institution or provider and do not need to be enrolled into corresponding UniSA exchange course.

Short Term Study

These programs are not managed by UniSA and to be considered for a place you must apply directly to the institution. Tuition fees apply (see relevant institution's website for details). Some of these universities may be full semester exchange partners, their short term programs listed here charge tuition fees to UniSA students.

Please note these are not the only options, just a few of the potential programs with overseas universities that UniSA students can/have attended.

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    These programs are not managed by UniSA and to be considered for a place you must apply directly to the institution. Tuition fees apply (see relevant institution's website for details). Some of these universities may be full semester exchange partners, their short term programs listed here charge tuition fees to UniSA students.

    Please note these are not the only options, just a few of the potential programs with overseas universities that UniSA students can/have attended.

    Canada

    University of Calgary - Canada
    Program
    International Summer Program
    LocationCalgary, Canada
    Dates:17 June - 12 July
    Duration4 weeks
    Eligibility
    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions. Management and Engineering streams available.
    Visit partner website



    Germany

    TU Berlin - Germany
    Program
    TU Berlin Winter University
    LocationBerlin, Germany
    Dates:January
    Duration4 weeks
    Program
    TU Berlin Summer University
    LocationBerlin, Germany
    Dates:June-August
    Duration2-12 weeks
    Eligibility
    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions.
    Visit partner website



    France

    Universite Catholique De Lille - France
    Program
    European Summer Program
    LocationLille, France
    Dates:Two sessions: May/June & June/July
    Duration4 weeks per session
    Eligibility
    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions. Specifically postgraduate business students only.
    Visit partner website



    Portugal

    Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics - Portugal
    Program
    Católica-Lisbon Summer Academy
    LocationLisbon, Portugal
    Dates:6th July - 17th July
    Duration2 weeks
    Eligibility
    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions. UniSA students applying here may be eligible for a discount from the host.
    Visit partner website



    South Korea

    Yonsei University - South Korea
    Program
    Winter Abroad at Yonsei (WAY)
    LocationSeoul, Korea
    Dates:Two sessions: Dec/Jan & Jan/Feb
    Duration2 weeks per session
    Eligibility
    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions.
    Visit partner website



    United Kingdon

    Kingston University - United Kingdom
    Program
    Summer University
    LocationLondon, England
    Dates:July/August
    Duration4 weeks
    Eligibility
    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions. Specifically business programs only.
    Visit partner website



    USA

    Bentley University - USA
    Program
    International Summer Institue at Bentley
    LocationBoston, Massachusetts
    Dates:July
    Duration3 weeks
    Eligibility
    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions. Specifically postgraduate business students only.
    Visit partner website
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    UniSA has a relationship with a number of organisations that offer overseas study programs (Mobility Experience Providers).  The programs include opportunities to participate in internships and placements at host organisations. Providers may, in some cases, provide a range of support services associated with the programs that they offer. 

    UniSA does not manage the programs that are offered by offered by these providers.  Students must apply directly to providers for a place in the program, as well as apply to UniSA. Students wishing to receive the travel grant will need to meet UniSA eligibility requirements and be receiving credit for their overseas program. Students may be asked to sign contracts with providers and/or host organisations and fees may apply (see relevant provider’s website for details).

    These providers offer opportunities to undertake short programs and internships internationally and are organisations with which UniSA has a relationship.

    ACICIS

    ACICIS

    ACICIS runs the 'Study Indonesia Program' (SIP) which consists of a variety of study options in Indonesia. Some of their study options cover courses ranging from Islamic History, Journalism, Media and Communications, International Development, International Relations and many more. Read more at http://www.acicis.edu.au.

    AIM OVerseas

    AIM Overseas specialises in offering intensive academic courses taught at universities overseas. They offer high quality programs taught at some of the world's best universities. Programs offered at AIM Overseas give students an experience that simply could not be replicated in a classroom in Australia. To find out more, go to http://aimoverseas.net.au/ 

    Academic Internship COuncil

    Academic Internship Council provides academic institutions with internship programs that helps their students achieve personal and professional growth in the global workforce. Opportunities include places like Singapore, India, San Francisco, etc. For more information, visit http://www.academicinternshipcouncil.org/.

    CIS Australia

    CIS Australia offers short term summer and winter programs, internship opportunities, semester abroad options and volunteer work in various countries. You can choose a range of places like Costa Rica, Italy, Spain, Nepal, China and many more. Visit http://www.cisaustralia.com.au/ for more information.

    Projects Abroad 

    Projects Abroad provides a range of service placements and internships across 30 developing and emerging countries for individuals and groups of students. Students can work alongside local professionals on ongoing programmes in education, human rights, disability care, conservation, micro-finance and healthcare with internships available in law, social work, journalism and business also available.

    The placements are run all year round and so are flexible in start dates and last between two weeks and six months. The focus of the placements is to be educational and worthwhile, with students able to make a contribution to the programmes as well as gaining new skills, insight and cultural perspective. For more information visit the Projects Abroad website for more information

    Unbound

    Unbound (formerly Laika Academy) is an Australian social enterprise reshaping the way we do education. The organisation offers innovative study tours and practice-based learning programs focused on sustainability, social entrepreneurship and social impact design across the Asia Pacific region. These immersive trips are run in collaboration with Australian universities and Unbound’s in-country partners— taking a hands-on, multidisciplinary and holistic approach to learning.

    Ultimately, Unbound aims to educate and connect students to important global issues; to increase the number of students undertaking international education and mobility programs; and to provide tangible connections between technical knowledge and their application to create positive social change. Above all, Unbound is also committed to the delivery of safe, inclusive, high quality and engaging educational programs for Australian university students and the partner communities in which they work.

    Pagoda Projects

    Pagoda Projects(formerly Intern China) offers internships in China, Vietnam, and Mexico. For more information, visit www.pagodaprojects.com

    If you are a business student, see their UniSA Business page here, and if you are an engineering student please see their UniSA engineering page here. Other students do have internship opportunities with this provider, and you can view the full list of internships available here.

    The Intern Group

    The Intern Group provides international internship programs in Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America. They offer programs that are highly focused on both professional development and cultural immersion for a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 24 weeks. In addition to a leading internship, the program includes your housing, provides visa assistance, and organises cultural & social activities. The Intern Group places students in internships across all career fields, spanning everything from Business to Engineering and Psychology to Design. For more information, visit www.theinterngroup.com

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    Virtual internships are a great way to enhance your resume, create global connections and improve your remote working skills. They also give you valuable work experience which you can draw from when applying and interviewing for graduate roles.

    Virtual internships are for anyone and everyone - and are particularly perfect if financial constraints or accessibility issues prevent you from completing a traditional internship overseas. A virtual international internship allows you to still gain the career and global skills from an international work environment, without the need for travel.

    Virtual internships are offered by a wide variety of companies, through a selection of mobility experience providers. The length of the virtual internship usually varies from four to twelve weeks but can sometimes be as long as 24 weeks. You can expect to spend around 20 to 30 hours per week taking part in the internship though part time options are often available also. CIS Australia and International Internships have a range of options from which to choose from.

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    So, why choose a Virtual Internship?

    The current travel ban: With the effects of COVID-19 still being felt across the globe - a virtual Internship is a good option to enhance your resume whist the travel ban is still in place for the foreseeable future.

    Global connections: The importance of networking and building global connections is stressed in nearly every field. Virtual Internships are an excellent platform to expand your network globally without leaving your home.

    Time management and self-discipline: Remote working requires high levels of time management and self-discipline. Completing a virtual internship will allow you to hone these skills for future employment, apply the experience to your resume, as well as discuss your insights at your next interview.

    Remote work skills: The coronavirus pandemic has proved that working from home is possible for many jobs. It’s understandable that the recent move to remote working will continue in many workplaces for the foreseeable future, so opting for a virtual internship might actually be preferable for some companies moving forward.

    Accessibility: Traveling for work or study (especially long term) can present a huge financial barrier for many students. It is also a major hurdle for students with physical or mental impairments. A virtual international internship allows you to still gain the skills from an international work environment, without the need for travel.

     

     

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    Students should familiarise themselves with and fully understand the terms and conditions of the programs and support services offered by hosts and/or providers. Students should feel confident that they understand such as:

    • how their personal information will be collected, used and stored;
    • payment terms;
    • cancellation fees; and
    • insurance.

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