International internships, events and opportunities.
The Academy knows that you don't get to the top by standing still or exclusively sitting in a class room.
The understanding that real leadership is built on relationships, empathy and a wider experience of the world is what encourages The Academy to offer remarkable opportunities to participate in top-level conferences and volunteer programs, nationally and internationally.
Upcoming Global Experiences
The timing of our international travel opportunities are currently being reviewed due to the situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Social Entrepreneurship, India
Location: Centurion University, Odisha/India Duration: 3 weeks Funding: $3000 New Colombo Plan funding available to eligible students
Participants will immerse in a multi-disciplinary, inter-cultural learning ‘incubator’ to creatively address challenges facing the world by developing a plan for a social enterprises/businesses. Students will spend 18 days studying social entrepreneurship and be immersed in the development of social businesses that improve people’s lives in a globalised context.
iNight Market, Taiwan
Location: Feng Chia University, Taichung/Taiwan Duration: 2-3 weeks Funding: $3000 New Colombo Plan funding available to eligible students
Students had the opportunity to participate in multi-disciplinary learning 'incubators' that idenitfy solutions to challenges faced by business, visitors, government and communities at the Feng Chia Market (Taichung), Taiwan's third largest night market. Over 2 weeks they collaborated with international peers to produce outcomes that might include exhibitions in Taiwan and Australia, a website and catalogues and applied their skills to the Indo-Pacific mobility, heritage, smart city design, creative industries and business enterprises.
Chinese Cultural Immersion, Taiwan
Location: Chinese Culture University, Taipei/Taiwan Duration: 2 weeks Funding: $3000 New Colombo Plan funding available to eligible students
Mandarin language course and cultural immersion. This program is academically rich and includes immersive cultural activities such as Calligraphy, Chinese Paper-Cut, and Tai-Chi Quan. You will be visiting famous attractions including hot springs in Xinbeitou, the traditional streets of Jiufen and Jinshan that still hold their historical characteristics, and a geologist’s dreamland, the Yehliu Geopark.
Global Citizenship and Innovation: Flexing the Mind for a Sustainable Future, Taiwan
Location: Tamkang University, Tamsui/Taiwan Duration: 2 weeks Funding: $3000 New Colombo Plan funding available to eligible students
This two-week program has a strong sustainability focus and is culturally rich with interesting classes, field trips and industry visits combined with cultural excursions where students will partake in activities such as Chinese martial arts and traditional tea ceremony. Students live on the Tamsui campus and interact with Tamkang University students which will allow them to immerse themselves in the local culture and foster relationships with their Taiwanese counterparts.
Recent Global Experiences
Some recent events offered to The Academy's students, partly or fully funded by the University, include:
Democracy and Citizenship International Program, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Harvard Project for Asia and International Relations Conference, Manila
International Student Energy Summit, Bali
International Youth Leadership Conference: Dubai UAE
Kochi University of Technology, Kochi Japan – Summer School and Yosakoi Festival
G20 Youth Summit, USA and Russia
Leadership Symposiums on Humanitarian Affairs, Thailand and Bali
Nuremburg Moot Court, Germany
CRCC International Internship Program for Engineering, China
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, South Africa and Qatar.
University Scholars Leadership Symposium An international humanitarian leadership program where outstanding university students from many countries come together to learn about, explore, and address global issues concerning the plight of those living in extreme poverty.
Kasetsart University Thai Immersion - Bangkok, Thailand This program is intended to provide students with a Thai immersion experience across several aspects of Thai life as part of the Summer School, Kasetsart University, which is located in Chatuchak area in Bangkok. Tai Ngo (Opens in a new window) took part in this experience.