Global Opportunities

Global Opportunities

From studying Korean language at Yonsei University to spending five weeks at Peking University, UC’s international connections provide many opportunities for our students to gain valuable global experience at some of the best universities in the world.

This is a two-week residential summer school tackling the vital issues that shape politics in the modern world with a regional focus. This is a great opportunity to spend time at a world class elite university! The programme is taught by the distinguished professors affiliated with Oxford University, and hosted by its historic and world-famous colleges. This programme is designed to be rigorous and fully immersive for the duration. Students will be expected to conduct preparatory reading, produce written work and contribute during interactive sessions such as seminars and workshops. Summer is also an ideal time to visit Oxford and absorb the picturesque charm of the architecture, gardens, parks, and canals!

Dates: 29 July, 2018 to 11 August, 2018

Application deadline: 15 May, 2018

Funding: Apply for funding to support your participation in this programme. For more information please email partnerships@canterbury.ac.nz.

More information and how to apply: https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/international-politics-summer-school?code=L200-1. You should also email partnerships@canterbury.ac.nz to notify UC that you have applied.

This 3 week long program is perfect for those seeking a short-term intensive Korean experience. No prior knowledge of Korean is needed. Students will be offered a language placement test before the start of the programme and placed in a class according to their needs and abilities. If you feel that you are a beginner and that you belong in Level 1, then you do not have to take the placement test. The program is offered spring, summer and winter.

Dates: Summer 1 - August 2, 2018 to August 23, 2018 (language placement test will be held on August 1, 2018 at 2 pm)
Summer 2 - August 29, 2018 to September 18, 2018 (language placement test will be held on August 29, 2018 at 9.30 am)
Winter - January 29, 2019 to February 21, 2019 (language placement test will be held on January 28, 2019 at 2 pm)

Application deadline:
Summer 1 – June 22, 2018
Summer 2 – July 13, 2018
Winter – December 15, 2018

Funding: Apply for funding to support your participation in this programme. For more information please email partnerships@canterbury.ac.nz.

More information and how to apply: http://www.yskli.com/_en/proc/p5.asp. You should also email partnerships@canterbury.ac.nz to notify UC that you have applied.

The MGMT228 Chinese Business Practices and Culture study tour provides students with the opportunity to participate in the Second Language Promotion Programme (SLPP) at Zhejiang Gongshang University, one of UC’s partners in Hangzhou, China. For a period of three weeks students take courses on Chinese business practices and culture, and interact on a daily basis with Chinese students and businesses. Upon completion of the SLPP programme the tour proceeds to Shanghai where we visit a number of multinational (mostly Kiwi) companies with operations in China.

The study tour is open to anyone who has completed a year of study at UC and at least two commerce papers. The course starts mid-November.

Find out more here

Do you have plans for this summer? How about spending five weeks at Peking University in Beijing, China while working on a project for a New Zealand organisation and earning credit at the same time? Applications are now open for the 2018 Peking University programme! The programme is open to students from ANY degree.

Find out more here.

Are you keen for an amazing overseas experience this summer? How about undertaking an internship in vibrant Bangkok? This six-week internship programme is organised in collaboration with Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. Applications are now open and they close on June 1, 2018. Find out more and apply here.