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. Some 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, develop vital skills for employability, enhance your CV and get involved in an extracurricular opportunity while gaining an international learning experience. 

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

Keen to hear the student perspective? We encourage you to read what our students have to say about their virtual programme experiences on our 360 International blog.

Co-Curricular Recognition Programme

The Co-Curricular Recognition Programme recognises students' engagement in co-curricular activities that develop meaningful learning experiences and is added to your co-curricular record. Taking part in approved 360 International virtual opportunities (not including for-credit academic programmes) can count towards the global citizens path.

Programmes with less than 40 hours total commitment must be combined with another eligible activity for recognition. For more information, check out Co-Curricular Recognition Programme.

Types of virtual programmes

  • Leadership certificates: Learn how to become an effective leader and improve your intercultural and interpersonal skills.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 virtual programmes currently with open applications. 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.

Service learning

ISEP Service Learning in Barcelona
Make a difference in local communities through non-profit organisations based in Barcelona and enhance your resume from wherever you are with ISEP’s Virtual Service Learning Program. You will be contributing to one of 10 leading service organizations based in Barcelona.

  • Programme dates: 3 October to 22 December 2022
  • Please apply on Via TRM by 15 August.
  • Cost: Funding is available. However, there is a required participation fee of NZ$ 115 (inclusive of GST) if selected for the programme.
  • Co-Curricular Recognition Programme: Eligible

Short courses (NZ Winter)

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.

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

  • Korea University International Summer and Winter School
  • Toulouse Business School 

Innovation and sustainability challenges

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

  • U21 Global Citizenship Course

Leadership certificates

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

Cultural programmes

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

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. 

Dates vary by programme. Although the academic course is a credit-bearing programme, please note that eligibility for credit is determined by the faculty on a case-by-case basis. For more information and instructions on how to apply, please check out  Via TRM.

Academic course programme

This is a great opportunity to combine your regular Auckland enrolment with a course offered online from a renowned university in the APRU network, many of which are our exchange partners. You will be completing this online course alongisde your current semester's courses with the University of Auckland or during the inter-semester break.

VSE Season 1 2022-23 (Semester Two 2022)

Applications for VSE Season 1 2022-23 semester courses are now open!

These semester-long courses run during July to December, so you have the opportunity to take an online course in addition to your Semester Two courses and potentially earn credit towards your degree.

Application process: You will need to apply to 360 International on the APRU Virtual Student Exchange Via TRM page and directly to APRU VSE

The academic course programme is not eligible for the Co-Curricular Recognition Programme.

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 are now closed. Join our mailing list to find out when the next round will open!