UC Centre for Global Experience

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The UC Centre for Global Experience supports and develops the global awareness of UC students and contributes to the internationalisation of the University of Canterbury. The Centre hosts events and activities for students and staff across the University and is a facilitator of international experiences and programmes. Our goal is to enable all UC students and staff to participate and engage with international activities, programmes and experiences, and for international students and visitors to engage productively with the Canterbury community.

PACE295 Thailand Internship Programme

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What if you could travel and study at the same time?

The Thailand internship programme is a unique course providing a learning experience that cannot be found in a typical lecture theatre. The six-week internship programme runs in NZ summer from January to February, organised in collaboration with Thailand’s top ranked institution - Mahidol University. You will experience living and working in an exotic and challenging environment, make new friends from both Thailand and UC while exploring the city of Bangkok and provinces across Thailand, build valuable skills, and add a point of difference to your CV.

As part of the Thailand internship programme students enrol in PACE295. Upon successfully completing the course requirements they will earn 15 points towards their degree.


The Thailand internship programme has three main pieces of assessment:

  • Internship (20%)
  • Reflective journals completed in Thailand (40%)
  • Individual essay (40%)


  • You must have completed 90 points at a NZ university
  • You must be a current undergraduate student at UC, with priority given to those who are returning to their studies in 2020
  • You will need to have a valid passport

(It is recommended that students have a GPA of 5.0 (B average) or above, but students with a GPA below this will be considered on a case by case basis.)

The estimated course fees for 2019 are:

  • Domestic $761.00
  • International $3,188.00
  • Accommodation and food while in Bangkok: $2,400.00
  • Airfares approx. $1,600.00
  • Thai Visa $100.00
  • Weekend excursions
  • Spending money

Apply for the PACE 295 Thailand Internship

Applications close 24th July, 2019

Contact us 

Email: ucglobalexperience@canterbury.ac.nz
We are located in room 417, Karl Popper Building

Clare Murray

Partnerships Manager
Karl Popper Rm 417
Internal Phone: 91186

Freddie Jefferd

Internships Co-ordinator
Matariki Level 4 Nth
Internal Phone: 94033