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.

Current Opportunities

Check out these exciting programmes that are currently open for applications!

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.

Yonsei University offers a 6-week winter program for international students who would like to enjoy the winter in Seoul.

The winter program is composed of two separate 3-week sessions, with intensive morning coursework and unique afternoon Korean language and Taekwondo classes. All courses are taught in English so no prior Korean language knowledge is required. At the weekend, students can enjoy Korean winter activities. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the Korean culture and to meet students from all over the world!

Dates: December 27, 2018 to February 14, 2019

Applications open: September 3, 2018

Applications close: November 17, 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://winter.yonsei.ac.kr/main/default.asp . You should also email partnerships@canterbury.ac.nz to notify UC that you have applied.

Past Programmes

Applications for the below programmes have closed. Keep an eye out for application deadlines in 2019!

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.

The ECON228 Study Tour to South America course provides students with the opportunity to travel to Chile and Argentina to learn about the business of selling wine. ECON228 uses economic thinking to understand many aspects of the business of selling wine. After learning the theory, students can see how it applies in practice during our winery visits in the Maipo Valley and the Casablanca Valley in Chile, in Mendoza in Argentina and in Waipara in New Zealand. The study tour allows students to gain first-hand experience in the industry and to learn about the intricacies of viticulture and wine making as well as the cultures and business environments of Chile and Argentina, which are essential for the understanding the business of selling wine. As a happy by-product, students are likely to gain an appreciation for fine wine.

The study tour is open to anyone who has completed a year of study at UC as well as taken ECON104.  It is a limited-entry course and the maximum enrolment is 30. Students will be selected on an online application where emphasis is mostly placed on the student’s motivation for the course (based on the statement of purpose) and previous success in university courses. The course starts on 3 January 2019 and finishes on 15 February 2019 with the study tour taking place 9 January – 8 February 2019. Applications will open on 25 July 2018 and close on 16 August 2018.

Find out more here