The University of Western Sydney offers students a world-class education, a truly international student body, and a thriving social scene in a bustling metropolitan city. It’s been ranked in the top 25 Australian universities by the Melbourne Institute, and as one of the top 600 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education magazine. Students at the University of Western Sydney hail from all over the world, making for one of the most diverse educational settings in Australia. When not in class, students can make use of the many sports facilities on campus, visit cultural centers to see performing arts, go for a walk in the many parks, lie on the beach, or grab a bite to eat with friends at the hundreds of restaurants in the area. In addition to their classroom experience, students will have the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of campus activities and clubs.
Those who choose South Africa as a destination for an international internship have something truly unique in store. The country’s culture is set apart from other African nations by its extreme European and Asian influences, and booming economy. As the economic epicenter of Africa, the nation of South Africa offers endless professional opportunities in fields such as Business and Finance. Parallel to this developing economy is an art scene all its own, providing ample professional experiences in fields such as film production and wine. Weekend opportunities provide the perfect opportunity to visit the nation’s breathtaking beaches, shelf-like mountains, and of course Kruger National Park – said to be the best site for a true African safari. Interns can expect to work side by side with local colleagues, receive direction from a manager or staff member, and behave just as one would in a real job. On weekends or after work hours, interns engage in a host of activities depending on each participant’s tastes. Interns share meals with new friends or host family members, take in cultural events, explore the city, or even take day or weekend trips outside of the area. World Endeavors provides a list of possible activities in the area and the World Endeavors local coordinator can also function as an ever present guide and ambassador to the area.
The University of Waikato is one of New Zealand’s major public universities, with a comprehensive range of courses in many fields. It’s renowned for its diverse student body and the high quality of its academic offerings, including business, sciences, and Maori studies. Waikato has a higher percentage of Maori students than any other university in New Zealand, so it is an ideal place to learn about the original culture of these islands. The academic system is based on the British university tradition. All professors are active researchers in their fields, and students get a high degree of personal attention from their instructors. The welcoming local culture, beautiful natural setting, and highly international student body make this program a great opportunity to explore all New Zealand has to offer.