Go Global News, August 2021 (Student Edition)

Welcome to the August edition of the Go Global News. Here you will find information about learning abroad, upcoming events, and helpful tips.

Important: prestigious grants are currently available for students to participate in numerous online international experiences before the end of the year - don’t miss out!


Don't miss out on a Go Global Grant!

New Colombo Mobility Grants available now!

Partner of the Month: Royal Roads University (Canada)

Virtual Internships in Indonesia

Virtual Internships worldwide with CISaustralia

People and Friends Experiential Learning Programs

Don't miss out on a Go Global Grant!

Although international travel has been suspended, you can still experience the benefits of Learning Abroad during 2021.  For the remainder of 2021, Western Sydney University will cover the program cost for Online Global Experiences* - don't miss out!

Name of ProgramCostGo Global Grant
APAC Virtual Innovation Program in Asia $1,500Yes
Sustainable Development Goals $1,000Yes
Internship in Fiji $900Yes
Summer Internships worldwide$2,400Yes
The Great Global Challenge$1,000Yes
Virtual Internships across the World $2,299Yes

*Note: some providers may charge a small non-refundable administration fee.

New Colombo Plan Mobility grants available now!

The New Colombo Plan Mobility Program (NCP) provides funding to Australian universities and consortia to support Australian undergraduate students to participate in semester-based or short-term study, internships, mentorships, practicums and research in 40 host locations across the Indo-Pacific region. Become part of the growing number of students that have received a prestigious NCP Mobility Grant and connect with leaders in government, business and civil society in the region.

Prestigious NCP grants are now available for undergraduate Australian citizens to participate in the following online experiences (conditions apply).

Name of Program


NCP Grant

Internships in China (Pagoda Projects)



Engineering Start-ups in Singapore



Health Sciences Start-ups in Singapore



Online: International Start-up Projects in Hong Kong



Online: Bringing Indian Innovation & Entrepreneurial Practice to Western Sydney



Online: Professional Practicum in Indonesia


Online: Indonesian Language Short Course


Online: Public Health Study Tour in Indonesia


*Note: If you are an international student, permanent resident or you do not meet the eligibility for an NCP Grant, you may be able to participate and be offered a Go Global Grant instead.

Partner of the Month: Chuo University (Tokyo, Japan)

Chuo University was first founded in Tokyo in 1885, and was originally known as the English Law School, owing to many of the university’s founders having studied at the Middle Temple in London. The university was later renamed Chuo University, Chuo meaning middle in the Japanese language.

Located in the western suburbs of Tokyo and surrounded by the lush greenery of the Tama Hills, Chuo's Tama Campus offers stunning views of Mt. Fuji and boasts dozens of cherry trees that come into full bloom each spring. Three other campuses are located in central Tokyo with four campuses in all, attracting approximately 26,000 students coming from across Japan and around the world to study. Semester or year-long exchange programs are available to Western Sydney University students at Chuo University in the fields of International Law, Economics, Commerce, Linguistics, Political Sciences, International Relations, Leadership, Business, and Japanese Language.

You are strongly encouraged to consider Chuo University as an excellent option for their exchange program. Please check the program brochure:  Semester Exchange at Chuo University in Japan -  Face-to-face (Semester 2.2022). For more information about Chuo University, including potential discussions around academic collaborations, please contact a member of the Go Global team via email goglobal@westernsydney.edu.au

Virtual Public Health Tour in Indonesia

$2,500 New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility grants are available for eligible students interested in undertaking the ACICIS Virtual Public Health Study Tour (PHST) in Indonesia in November-December 2021 and in January 2022. The two-week tour provides students the opportunity to learn about the public health challenges facing Indonesia, including the COVID-19 pandemic. You will learn from leading health professionals, community workers and policy makers, and you will have the chance to collaborate with Indonesian public health students.

The Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS Study Indonesia) is a non-profit consortium of universities that develops and coordinates high quality study programs in Indonesia. ACICIS has over 25 years of experience in international programs and has over 3,500 alumni scattered across the world.  For further information, see Public Health Study Tour in Indonesia or contact ACICIS at enquiries@acicis.edu.au

Virtual Internships across the world with CISaustralia

Despite border closures, we believe there is still a great opportunity during this time to engage with other countries and have meaningful cross-cultural connections and professional workplace experiences. With modern technology, we have the ability to bridge cultures and people from all over the world, all from the comfort of your home and without the costs associated with travel. CISaustralia Virtual Internships are perfect for students who want to gain professional experience in your chosen field, work with an intercultural team at an international company and who are looking for an affordable (and environmentally friendly!) program option.

These internships include ongoing support and supervision, cultural sessions, engaging and challenging projects and an opportunity to build international networks. We are committed to finding each student a customised virtual internship that matches your career ambitions, helps build your resume and achieves your professional and academic goals. Placements are available from 4 to 12 weeks with flexible start dates.

Go Global grants of up to AUD$2,299 are available for eligible students!
For more information, please visit the program brochure.

People and Friends Experiential Learning Programs 

People & Friends are Western Sydney University Preferred International Partner Provider that specialises in providing unique and engaging experiential study tour that mainly focus on Entrepreneurship and Innovation. They currently offer multiple study tours for Western Sydney University students across faculties. These opportunities are fully funded by the New Colombo Plan Grants for eligible students and Go Global Grants for other students.

The study tours generally consist of virtual visits to international companies and start-ups where students can interact with professionals in the field. Students will complete a project that tackle real challenges that students will present in a pitching competition.

Upcoming Funded Programs

Engineering Start-ups in Singapore
(21 Nov - 03 Dec 2021)

Learn more about sustainable mechanical engineering innovations and meet with Singaporean Engineering professionals. You will be guided by 2 highly experienced program managers throughout the program.

International Start-ups Projects in Hong Kong (07 Nov - 20 Nov 2021)

An immersive program where students are exposed to different startup ecosystems around the Asia-Pacific. Students come in with a business idea and build it into a reality.

Health Sciences Start-ups in Singapore (14 Nov - 26 Nov 2021)

Learn to become an entrepreneur and learn Health Sciences innovation in Singapore. Explore innovative pharmaceutical and Health Science scenes in Singapore.

For more information on these programs, please email the Janina from People & Friends at janina@peopleandfriends.org .