Many students consider either studying abroad or interning abroad. However you can actually do both at the same time for an even more immersive experience! When you study abroad with TEAN for a semester in Australia, New Zealand or China you can also have the option of interning for 1 – 2 days a week gaining real world professional experience that sets yourself apart from other students who have gone abroad.
Internships for Academic Credit
Want international work experience? Consider studying abroad at the below universities that can also provide the credit for your internship.
University of Sydney – Internships available in a wide variety of fields.
University of New South Wales, Sydney – Internships available in the fields of communications/media and business.
University of Wollongong – Internships available in business or science research.
University of Western Australia – Kinesiology internship available.
Griffith University, Gold Coast – Community internship available in a not for profit organization.
International College of Management, Sydney – Hospitality or event management internships available.
AUT University, Auckland – Internships available in most fields.
Massey University, Palmerston North / Massey University, Wellington – Communications internships available
University of Canterbury, Christchurch – Internships available in a variety of fields.
Interested in the above programs? When you apply online with TEAN make sure you let your TEAN Program Manager know that you are specifically interested in the intern and study abroad program.
Internship for Professional Experience
If you want to study and intern abroad in Australia or New Zealand, but don’t need the credit from the host university for your internship, then you can apply to study abroad at any of TEAN’s regular semester programs. Just let your TEAN Program Manager know that you also want to undertake an internship and they will put you in contact with our Internships Manager who can then work with you to help secure an internship placement in the city you will be studying in for the semester.
For students studying abroad in China for the semester just notify your TEAN Program Manager once you apply that you would like to also intern abroad. Once you arrive in China and your class schedule is finalised TEAN’s local staff in Shanghai will work with you to source a local internship.
Intern after your semester abroad
Interning while studying abroad means committing 1 – 2 days per week to your work placement while also completing other courses making it more of a time commitment than simply taking a regular course load. If this sounds like lot, an alternative option is to study abroad for the Spring semester and then complete TEAN’s Australia Internship program or New Zealand Internship program for the Summer.
There are numerous ways to make a study and internship abroad work and, while it does require more commitment and effort on your part, the students that rise to the challenge find it very rewarding. Plus, just think how awesome your resume right out of college will look!
Contact us with any questions you have on studying and interning abroad at the same time.