Go Global News, September 2021 (Student Edition)

Welcome to the September 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!

Go Global Program of Interest to Indigenous Students

Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship

Partner of the Month: Hong Kong Baptist University

Virtual Internships in USA

Virtual Programs with ACICIS

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
Sustainable Development Goals  $1,000Yes
APAC Virtual Innovation Program in Asia$2,000Yes
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)



Online: International Start-up Projects in Hong Kong



Online: Indonesian Language Short Course


Online: Public Health Study Tour in Indonesia

Internship in Indonesia - Professional Practicum$3,000$3,000*

*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.

Go Global Program of Interest to Indigenous Students

Learn about Indigenous Cultures across Canada

Like Australia, Canada is home to different Indigenous tribes who have inhabited the land for 14,000 years. There are over 700 First Nations communities in Canada, and much like First Nations here in Australia, all of them have their own distinct cultures and languages.

Go Global programs in Canada are an excellent opportunity to learn about a culture that is similar to First Nations in Australia as many Canadian universities offer Indigenous study courses. It is also a fantastic way to meet Indigenous Canadians who may be facing similar challenges in life.

Grants and Scholarships are available to financially support your Go Global experiences and you can talk to an Indigenous Go Global Advisor to discuss your interests and future plans. You are encouraged to book your individual session on Thursday afternoons.

For more information about Go Global programs available in Canada and how to apply you can visit the Go Global Portal, check out the option to complete a Virtual Internship in Canada (with CIS Australia) or an Online Summer Internship in Canada (with Pagoda Projects).

Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship

Up to two semesters in Asia. One experience of a lifetime. That's the promise of the Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship, valued up to $12,250. And unlike most scholarships, this one is designed to give you the leadership skills that can help shape your future. It's a genuine cultural experience to open your mind, develop your thinking, and offer you networking opportunities with some of the best Australia-Asia thought leaders and support networks.

There are 3 components of the program, the first being a week-long Leadership Development Program in Singapore before you take off on official exchange studies in one of 6 places. Choose any of our partner Universities from mainland China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Japan, and Taiwan. The final component is lifelong membership to the Westpac 100 Scholars Network, giving you access to be a part of a network of one of Australia's most diversified like-minded students.

To find further information, see the eligibility requirements and to submit your application, visit the Go Global Portal here.

Partner of the Month: Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong)

Located near Kowloon city, a robust centre of multicultural communities, Hong Kong Baptist University aims to be a leading liberal arts University in Asia for the world, delivering academic excellence in a caring, creative and global culture.
It encompasses eight Faculties/Schools offering a range of undergraduate programmes. It prides itself on it's dual focus on teaching and research and encourages service to society among its staff and students.  Over the years, HKBU has remained committed to academic excellence and the development of the whole person and has gained a reputation as one of Asia's finest institutions of higher learning.

Hong Kong itself is a bustling vibrant city but what a lot of visitors may not realise is that over 70% of Hong Kong is mountains and parks, often containing some beautiful and fascinating geological and historical landscapes.
You are strongly encouraged to consider Hong Kong and Hong Kong Baptist University as an excellent option for your exchange program.

Please check the program brochure: Semester Exchange at Hong Kong Baptist University. For more information about HKBU, please contact a member of the Go Global team via email goglobal@westernsydney.edu.au

Virtual Internships in USA

Expand your future horizons by securing a professional, intercultural virtual internship placement in one of the world's most diverse and multicultural nations! Choose from 4 to 12 weeks to get hands-on experience in your chosen field and often for academic credit. Through this internship placement, you will gain professional experience and build your resume while working remotely on projects and tasks that add value to your host company or organisation. Each project will be substantive and you can be sure you are contributing to the business in a meaningful way. While this program allows for flexibility and independence, you will also have plenty of guidance and support from a designated supervisor. You can review current position openings on the Virtual Internship Job Board. If you don't see a position that matches your interests, submit an enquiry and our Program Advisors will help you find an internship that meets your academic and professional goals.

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

Virtual programs with ACICIS

ACICIS is a non-profit international educational consortium for 'In-Country' Indonesian Studies. ACICIS provides in-country Indonesian study programs for Australian students can pursue study in Indonesia for academic credit. ACICIS runs study programs in a range of disciplines.

Although international travels are currently being suspended, ACICIS is still running their programs virtually. These opportunities are fully funded by the New Colombo Plan Grants for eligible students and Go Global Grants for other students, grants up to AUD $3,000 are available.

Application deadline coming soon, apply now!

Indonesian Short Language Course

Public Health Study Tour

Internship in Indonesia - Professional Practicum

Intensive Indonesian language classes, delivered virtually by Satya Wacana University (UKSW). Further information

A two-week intensive program for health, health related, or students in other field of studies to gain experience in the public health sector in Indonesia. Further information

A 160 hours practical placement with an international company in Indonesia and on top of that 40 hours of intensive language training is also included in the program. Further information