360 International virtual opportunities

Discover how virtual opportunities can enable you to stay engaged globally while enhancing your academic, professional and personal development.

360 International offers exciting virtual global learning opportunities for University of Auckland students. Most of the virtual programmes offered on our website are fully or partially funded by the 360 International Office.

Why consider virtual global learning?

Virtual programmes allow students to engage and collaborate with others from around the world and develop vital skills for employability, while gaining an international learning experience.

These opportunities are a great way for you to develop your skills, enhance your CV and get involved in an extracurricular experience. We encourage you to read what our students have to say about their virtual programme experiences on our 360 International blog.

University of Auckland students from all faculties, including undergraduate and postgraduate students, are welcome to apply.

Types of virtual programmes

  • Leadership certificates: learn how to become an effective leader and improve your intercultural and interpersonal skills.
  • Innovation & sustainability challenges: get thinking, get creative and identify solutions for current global issues, either as an individual pursuit or in teams with peers around the world.
  • Cultural programmes: learn more about a particular culture or region as part of a group cohort through an interactive virtual experience.
  • Academic short courses: short intensive courses offered by partner universities during the summer or winter inter-semester breaks allowing you to apply for academic credit towards your degree (with faculty approval).
  • Service learning: give some of your time and talent to helping organisations abroad through project-based learning.
  • Virtual global internships: gain virtual work experience through approved internship providers, facilitated by Career, Development and Employability Services (CDES).

How to get started

  1. First check out the virtual programmes currently on offer below. It’s important to look at the dates of the programme, time commitment, funding availability and application process.
  2. Follow instructions on our website to apply for the programme(s) you are interested in. Note, many programmes require an application both to 360 International (through Via TRM) and to the host university or programme provider.
  3. If you have applied for funding support through an application in Via TRM, we will be in touch after our deadline passes with the outcome of your application and the next steps.

Current opportunities

Check out the different opportunities with applications currently open. We will have more coming throughout the year, so keep an eye out on our website for new programmes.

If you would like to receive email updates from our team as new programmes come online, we encourage you to join our mailing list.

Leadership certificates

Diversity Abroad Global Inclusive Leadership Certificate

Develop your understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion through a leadership lens through this virtual leadership certificate.

  • Programme dates: 10 January to 14 March 2022
  • Please apply on Via TRM by 18 November.
  • Cost: funding is available to cover the full cost of the programme.

These programmes have previously been offered, but currently do not have applications open:

Cultural programmes

Reimagining India Study Tour

India has never been more relevant. Join IndoGenius on a virtual journey across time and space as we explore the most diverse place on earth.

This programme has two rounds:

  • Session one: 15 November 2021 to 23 December 2021
  • Session two: 10 January 2022 to 17 February 2022
  • Please apply on Via TRM and to IndoGenius by 3 November.
  • Cost: funding is available to cover the full cost of the programme.

Campus B Indigenous Rights and History in Brazil

Students will be introduced to the indigenous communities in Brazil, their customs, culture and also their current situation with the political scenario in the country and pandemic. You can learn more by watching the recorded information session.

  • Programme dates: 18 January to 4 February 2022
  • Please apply on Via TRM by 10 November.
  • Cost: funding is available to cover the full cost of the programme.

Innovation and sustainability challenges

The Hacker Exchange: Great Global Challenge

Embark on an exciting six-day experience that will train you to lead and help you stand out in the virtual talent market! 

  • Programme dates: 3 January to 8 January 2022
  • Please apply on Via TRM and to Hacker Exchange by 31 October.
  • Cost: funding is available to cover the full cost of the programme.

Service learning

ISEP Service Learning in Barcelona

Make a difference in local communities through non-profit organisations based in Barcelona and gain international work experience!

  • Programme dates: 17 January to 25 March 2022
  • Please apply on Via TRM and to ISEP by 18 November.
  • Cost: funding is available to cover the full cost of the programme.

Short courses

Please note, students may be able to gain credit for these virtual programmes, however credit is determined by your faculty. Find out more information about each programme on the Via TRM programme pages.

Korea University International Winter Programme

Engage with eminent lecturers and students from all over the world by participating in the Korea University International Winter Programme.

  • Programme dates: 27 December 2021 to 14 January 2022
  • Please apply on Via TRM and to Korea University by 24 October.
  • Cost: funding is available to cover the full cost of one course.

Soochow International Virtual Programme

Develop practical, career-learning and intercultural experiences by taking advantage of the Soochow University International Virtual Programme this summer.

  • Programme dates: 27 December 2021 to 15 January 2022
  • Please apply on Via TRM and to Soochow University by 10 November.
  • Cost: funding is available to cover the full cost of one course for New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.

Toulouse Business School

Take part in an interactive learning experience with students from all over the world, and develop your knowledge of the European business environment.

Toulouse Business School is hosting an information session for our students on 18 November 6pm (NZDT). Please register to attend. You will receive the Zoom link once registered.

This programme has two rounds:

  • Study period one: 5 January to 19 January 2022
  • Study period two: 24 January to 5 February 2022
  • Please apply on Via TRM by 1 December.
  • Cost: student will be enrolled in a 15 point exchange course and charged University of Auckland tuition. Tuition fees will be based on residency status.

Virtual exchange

Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Virtual Student Exchange

The APRU Virtual Student Exchange (VSE) Programme enables you to take an academic course and/or participate in co-curricular programmes through selected partners in the APRU network. This programme will provide an immersive virtual student exchange experience through digital technologies and platforms. 

  • Please read the instructions on how to apply on Via TRM.

Virtual global internships

Careers Development and Employability Services internships

CDES offers remote global internships to University of Auckland students. Remote internships allow you to gain international work experience and build your CV from anywhere in the world! Don't let COVID-19 stop you from becoming a global employee; you can gain work experience from the comfort of your own home through remote internships.

Please note, remote global internship applications for Summer 2022 closed in August.

As you prepare for other endeavours in the future, you can still receive support with your applications, from CV and cover letter checks to interview preparation and career advice from the team at CDES.