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GWT | Study Melbourne Language & Internship Program - China
Beijing, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Spring,
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Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.
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Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
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Dates / Deadlines:
Exchange Program (Semester/Year) applicants: Scroll down to the Program Description to view exchange application deadlines.

All other programs: There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Key Experience Criteria
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RMIT College (AUS)/School (VTN): Any compatible discipline Study level: Postgraduate, Undergraduate
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Minimum GPA:
2.0
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Minimum age:
18 years old and above
Program type: Global Work Time of year: Spring
About your Experience
About your Experience
Study Melbourne  China interns
Program Details:
Program Host: Victorian Government and the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE)
Program Dates: early December 2018 –  late January 2019
Places available: RMIT Global Experience Office will nominate up to 7-10 students to Study Melbourne (via Ready Grad)
  • The Study Melbourne Language & Internship Program in China is a partnership between the Victorian Government and the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE). This eight-week program offers students the opportunity for language study, cultural engagement and an internship placement.
  • The program includes three-weeks of language study at a Chinese university and a five-week internship placement at a globally reputable company in China.
  • The program gives students an immersive experience in Chinese language and helps them to develop professional skills to communicate across cultures. It will also provide substantive work experience to jump-start their careers in today’s competitive job market.
  • Through this program, the successful participants will build on their Asia capabilities and become business, cultural and educational ambassadors for Victoria.
  • More information can be found on the Study Melbourne website here (2018 info to be updated shortly).
Eligibility:
  • Open to undergraduate and postgraduate students that are shortlisted by RMIT.
  • Be 18 year or older
  • must be enrolled in an RMIT program at the time of undertaking the program.
  • Academic achievement: minimum credit average.
  • Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
  • Need to demonstrate how the program would significantly benefit their future career path, study plan and relevant industry, both locally and in engagement with China.
  • Must be available to undertake the 8-week program in Beijing China from early December 2018 to late January 2019
** Note that this program contains three-weeks of Chinese language study and may not be suitable if you a native speaker.

Academic Credit:
  • This program may count towards your internship or Work Integrated Learning requirements.
  • Speak to your WIL Coordinator or Program Coordinator to confirm and/or seek appropriate approval.
    • if receiving credits towards your RMIT program, RMIT tuition fees will apply.
Program Costs:
Successful students will have the program cost waived.

This includes:
  • Mandarin (60 credit hours) in a reputable university/language school in Beijing or Chengdu, e.g. University of International Business and Economics (UIBE)
  • Internship placement in a globally reputable company, e.g. WWF China, East & Concord Partners, Manpower Group
  • Accommodation for 8 weeks
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Cultural and Business classes
  • Opportunity to undertake HSK (ceritified Mandarin as second language) and Certificate upon completion
  • Orientation and Departure program and relevant cultural activities
  • 24/7 emergency contact and on the ground support
  • Peer Support / mentor
  • Letter of support for Visa purposes 
Excludes:
  • Meals and personal expenses (approx AU$1000)
  • Flights (approx AU$1400 return)
  • Transportation in country
  • Additional travel insurance coverage
  • Visa Fees and Processing (approx AU$200)
Travel Insurance:
Students on approved overseas activities receive complimentary travel insurance (policy number: 41443), although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances.
For more detailed information, please refer here.


Application Process:
First Round
1. Students interested in applying for this competitive program will be required to apply for this program on Mobi and uploading the following documents to the Questionnaires by 13 September 2018.
2. Upload a motivation letter to support your application under Section 1: Statement of Purpose. Your letter of motivation should include:
  • Your preferred location in China: Beijing or Chengdu
  • Able to demonstrate how the internship and the language study will support their future career path
  • Demonstration understanding or willingness to engage withthe challenges of navigating an inter-cultural professional experience or professional environment
  • Demonstrated community engagement experience – including various elements of extra-curricular participation
  • Ability to act as an ambassador for Victoria in China through commitment to sharing and promoting program experience, and personal behaviour in country
  • Demonstrate personal skills such as confidence, resilience and independence
3. Upload a copy of your CV or resume to Section 5: Additional Supporting Info and/or Documents
4. RMIT Global Experience Office will shortlist and nominate up to 7-10 students to Study Melbourne.

Second Round
1. Shortlisted students will be given instructions by the Global Experience Office to complete the Second round application to Study Melbourne (via Ready Grad)

2. Second round applications will open on 17 September 2018 and close on 28 September 2018.
3. Student will find out about the outcome by 08 October 2018.
4. Once more information about the language study and placement is provided by Study Melbourne, successful candidates can request approval from your Program Coordinator or WIL Coordinator if you will be counting this program towards your program requirements.

Funding:

For Spring 2018 programs, there are up to 9 x $2,000 Global Experience Mobility Grants (tbc) available for this program.

There are There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global  Experience website for funding options.

RMIT Contact:
Anielle Leung
Manager, Global Experiences 
e: global.work@rmit.edu.au


 

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Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.