Top 5 destinations to study and do an internship abroad in 2023

What are your academic, personal and professional goals for next year? Let Swinburne Abroad help you achieve three goals at once with a study abroad trip, internship or semester exchange.

Associate Director of Global Mobility, Stewart Collins, says there’s something for everyone, whether you want to spend a few weeks or a few months abroad, and it doesn’t matter what you’re studying.

“There are dozens of options to expand your horizons. In an increasingly globalized and digital world, students who are exposed to new cultures and experiences through exchange or study abroad programs are getting a head start,” he said. he declares.

“You can develop professional contacts internationally, gain a broader understanding of your industry, and truly stand out from the competition when entering the job market.

“But on a personal level, the time and opportunity you have to travel as a student, largely subsidized by grants and scholarships, you will rarely get later in life. So don’t let that slip away from you.

Swinburne’s Top Picks

Stewart and his team at Swinburne Abroad have compiled their top five destinations for 2023. Be sure to register your interest be the first to know about new programs and opportunities.

1. Business and Legal Internship in Malaysia

Spend your summer gaining valuable industry experience in Malaysia’s vibrant capital, Kuala Lumpur. Put your skills into practice through a six-week internship while earning course credits. This internship is open to undergraduate law, business, criminal justice and postgraduate students from various business, legal, economics and marketing disciplines. Click here to find out more.

Spend your summer gaining valuable industry experience in Malaysia’s vibrant capital, Kuala Lumpur.

2. Undertake an international exchange and study a semester in Japan

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by studying a semester abroad at one of Swinburne’s four partner universities in Japan. Explore a new culture, live like a local, and make new friends, all while continuing your academic progress towards your degree at home. Most of our partner universities offer courses taught in English where you will meet many people from all over the world. If you want to learn a new language, some universities also offer introductory language courses. Click here to find out more.

Explore a new culture, live like a local, and make new friends in Japan, all while continuing your academic progress toward your degree at home.

3. Media and design internship in South Korea

Turn a six-week internship in South Korea into hands-on industry experience during your summer vacation. This program is a unique opportunity for media, communications and design students to gain valuable insight into your industry. Swinburne will find you an internship with a host organization and support you throughout your internship. Click here to find out more.

Turn a six-week internship in South Korea into hands-on industry experience during your summer vacation.

4. IT and Business Information Internship in Vietnam

A growing hub for IT and tech start-ups, Vietnam is a great place to spend your summer interning with a local IT organization. Gain industry experience while learning about Vietnam’s incredible cuisine and beautiful landscapes, and enjoy a homestay during the festive period of Tết – Vietnam’s Lunar New Year. You will complete a week of orientation, learning about the culture and language of Vietnam. You will then begin your internship at a local IT organization such as FPT Software, Rikkei Soft or Axon Active. Click here to find out more.

Gain industry experience while learning about Vietnam’s incredible cuisine and beautiful landscapes.

5. Study a semester at the Sarawak Campus in Swinburne Malaysia

If you are looking for an international experience that gives you an academic, personal and professional boost, with all the benefits of a Swinburne campus, Swinburne Sarawak located in Kuching, Malaysia could be the perfect fit for you. Kuching has a relaxed lifestyle, affordable cost of living, clean environment, greenery and friendly people. It is only a short distance from many beautiful beaches and nature reserves. Click here to find out more.

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and soak up the culture while studying at Swinburne Sarawak in Kuching, Malaysia.

Financial assistance for travel

Traveling can be expensive, so Swinburne’s financial aid and scholarship options are here to help. Among them are the prestigious New Colombo Plan Travel Scholarships for domestic undergraduate students to study or intern in 40 Indo-Pacific locations.

Additionally, all domestic students can get an OS-Help loan that adds the cost of your travel to your HECS debt, and those receiving Austudy or Youth Allowance payments will generally still be eligible to receive payments while you’re home. ‘foreign.

For students considering a semester abroad, no additional tuition fees are applied when studying at a partner university. You will only have to pay your normal semester fees at Swinburne.

For detailed information and advice, call Swinburne Abroad on +61 3 9214 5926, visit the Swinburne Abroad office (Hawthorn Campus BA Building, Level 2 – enter through the Atrium) or register your interest online.

Denise W. Whigham