Virtual opportunities

Discover how virtual programmes can enable you to stay engaged with your academic, professional and personal development from home.

Our exchange partners and network partners have launched a range of virtual short courses and development programmes, offering you the opportunity to fly past your peers with your new global connections and quickly advance your academic, professional, and personal lives. Virtual opportunities are great to enhance your skills, add in your CV and get involved in extracurricular experience.

Most virtual programmes are fully funded. For more information, please be sure to check out each programme page on Via TRM.

These opportunities are open to University of Auckland students from all faculties (including first-year students), and may be credit bearing or non-credit bearing programmes. 

We will have more on offer coming throughout the year. Please be sure to check our website periodically for new programmes. If you have any questions, please contact the 360 International team.

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Leadership and skills development

CIS Behind, Beneath and Beyond Social Media Programme

This sponsored programme for University of Auckland students offers a comprehensive real world look into social media: how it works behind the scenes, the positive and negative aspects that are hiding beneath, and what lies beyond the horizon. You'll have the chance to engage with international presenters who are experts in their fields to navigate the world of social media and learn alongside students from Australia.

  • Programme dates: 28 June to 9 July
  • Applications are currently open and are due 2 May.

HEX Great Global Challenge

Embark on an exciting six-day experience that will train you to lead and help you to stand out in the virtual talent market! In this challenge, you will research, ideate and create a solution to help address the growing crisis of social disenfranchisement and privacy loss with HEX.

  • Programme dates: 28 June to 3 July
  • Applications are currently open and are due 1 May.

HEX Discovery Asia-Pacific Programme

Immerse yourself in the Asia-Pacific innovation ecosystem! If you're looking for a way to bring your business idea to life, upskill for employability or do something meaningful and adventuruous, join HEX on a virtual discovery tour of the Asia-Pacific region and find out just how far you could take your career or startup idea.

  • Programme dates: 5 to 16 July
  • Applications are currently open and are due 1 May.

Universitas 21 Global Learning Partnership

Embark on the Global Learning Partnership (GLP), a unique global programme that aims to bring together staff and students from various academic institutions across the globe to learn about and contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with Universitas 21 U21) Health Sciences. This programme is open to students in the Faculty of Medical Health and Sciences only.

  • Programme dates: 18 July to 13 August
  • Applications are currently open and are due 16 May. Please apply on Via TRM and also directly to U21.

*An early application is highly encouraged. Please note, there are limited spots and admission into the programme is not guaranteed.

NZ Winter 2021 short courses

University of Glasgow: Fantastic texts and where to find them

This online course will introduce you to fantasy and the fantastic, often defined as the "literature of the impossible". You will survey key texts across different media (e.g. by J.R.R. Tolkien and Ursula K. Le Guin, as well as cinematic and TV fantasy), while exploring critical approaches and recent theoretical debates. You will also have an opportunity to try your hand at writing fantasy.

  • Programme dates: 18 June to 9 July
  • Applications are currently open and are due 18 April.

University of British Columbia Writing Well: Plain Language

Learn how to analyse your readers’ needs and to plan and draft documents that meet those needs. Through this short course, you can gain skills on seven techniques for clear, memorable writing.

  • Programme dates: 7 May to 21 May
  • Applications are currently open and are due 18 April. An early application is highly encouraged. 

*Please note, there are limited spots and admission into the programme is not guaranteed. 

University of British Columbia Copywriting and Proofreading Course

Learn the rules, techniques and tricks that professional copyeditors and proofreaders rely through this course. In this hands-on course, discover how to identify and fix common errors, inconsistencies and weaknesses and understand how the right tools can make you a better, faster editor.

  • Programme dates: 7 May to 11 June 
  • Applications are currently open and are due 18 April. An early application is highly encouraged. 

*Please note, there are limited spots and admission into the programme is not guaranteed. 

National University of Singapore FASStrack Asia Summer School

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at National University of Singapore (NUS) enables students to fastrack their knowledge through this online programme. You'll have the opportunity to attend classes held in a dynamic and multi-cultural learning environment with NUS and international students from all over the world.

  • Programme dates: 21 June to 23 July 
  • Applications are currently open and are due 28 April. 

ISEP Masaryk Human Rights and International Law

Masaryk University is located in the judicial capital of the Czech Republic, making it a perfect location to study law. This online course takes students through different aspects of international law and how human rights intersect with it. 

  • Programme dates: 5 to 23 July
  • Applications are currently open and are due 16 May. Please apply on Via TRM and directly to ISEP.  An early application is highly encouraged.

*Please note, there are limited spots and admission into the programme is not guaranteed.

ISEP Masaryk International Relations and Threats to Global Security

This online course from Masaryk University in Czech Republic seeks to not only expand students understanding of the complexities of global security, but also seeks to pull on the strengths of having students from all over the world enrol. The programme is ideally located for students to be able to gain a regional perspective on both the historical and modern aspects as well as military and non-military security threats to international security. 

  • Programme dates: 27 June to 18 July
  • Applications are currently open and are due 16 May. Please apply on Via TRM and directly to ISEP.  An early application is highly encouraged.

*Please note, there are limited spots and admission into the programme is not guaranteed.

Volunteering and service learning

ISEP Service Learning in Barcelona

This popular programme is back for its third iteration! Make a difference in local communities through non-profit organizations based in Barcelona and enhance your resume from wherever you are with ISEP’s Virtual Service Learning Programme. You'll be contributing to one of 10 leading service organisations based in Barcelona and their different projects (such as developing communications, teaching English, social media management and more).

  • Programme dates: 1 June to 23 July
  • Applications are currently open and are due 30 April.

Cultural programmes

Campus B Indigenous Rights and History in Brazil

Ready for your next challenge? Back for the third time, this programme is delivered by Campus B and will introduce students to the indigenous communities in Brazil, their customs, culture and also their current situation given the political scenario in the country and pandemic.

  • Programme dates: 29 June to 16 July
  • Applications are currently open and are due 21 May.

Research opportunities

This programmes has previously been offered, but currently does not have applications open:

NZ Summer 2021 short courses

Virtual internships

The Career Development and Employability Services (CDES) offer students the chance to gain work experience through virtual internships

To stay up to date, please check: 

Virtual webinars

Our exchange partners and networks offer for students the opportunity to watch and participate in virtual webinars. Please note, these are not managed by 360 International. When these are available, we will share information below.