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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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, the University's learning abroad portal) and to the host university or programme provider.
  3. If you have applied for funding support through an application in Via, we will be in touch after our deadline passes with the outcome of your application and the next steps.

Current opportunities

Check out our current virtual programmes on offer below. We will have more virtual opportunities coming, 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

Universitas 21 Global Citizens Course on demand

The on demand version of the programme allows any student at the University of Auckland to access content to develop the skills needed to thrive in the 21st century whilst tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems, outlined in the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG).

U21 Global Citizenship Programme

Throughout this programme you will develop ideas together, across borders and time zones, honing skills needed to thrive in the 21st century whilst tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems, outlined in Sustainable Development goals. 

  • Programme dates: 3 April – 21 April 2023
  • Application process: Please apply to U21 directly by 24 March.
  • Cost: Free for those selected to participate.
  • Co-Curricular Recognition Programme: Eligible

Innovation and sustainability challenges

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

  • APRU Global Climate Change Simulation

Virtual global internships

Careers Development and Employability Services Internships

CDES offers global remote 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. 

Academic short courses

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.

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.