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  • Locations: Penang, Malaysia
  • Program Terms: Trimester 2
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Deakin applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Business & Law Program Type: Internship
Language of Instruction: English Credit Weighting: 1 Credit Point
Credit Type: Postgraduate, Undergraduate OS Help Available: Yes
New Colombo Plan Funded: No Scholarships Available: Yes
Program Description:


FBL Malaysia WIL (Penang)

Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Business and Law students are invited to gain practical work experience in Malaysia as a unit towards their degree. Students will travel to Penang and will have the opportunity to complete a WIL unit over a 2 week period with a marketing, management and strategic consulting focus. Students will travel as a group of 20 and will work in teams of four. Students will be allocated to a local business and will work with the company to apply their management knowledge and theories from their degree in a unique international context. You will be supported by on-ground staff in Malaysia and Deakin academics who will manage the program and also facilitate site visits, networking opportunities, social activities and free time.
Each project has been designed by Deakin Academic staff to provide sound academic content together with deep engagement between Deakin students, their industry professional and community leaders. Deakin students will work closely with their hosts in all of their nominated projects. All components have been structured so that the students gain an increased understanding of their host country’s environmental and business cultures.
Hear about the program here.
“This experience was invaluable as it broadened my international business knowledge, new cultural exposure and further prepared me for today’s ever evolving business world.” – Past participant
“When you travel, you’re the best self you can be because you’re so free and the relationships you make are just out of this world. I was the happiest I’ve ever been while on this trip.” – Past participant

Penang, Malaysia.
Students will work in a local company for 2 weeks, creating a business report which may analyse the businesses marketing, project management, customer service or international focus.

Program Dates:

Dates to note:
Applications close: Sunday 19 March
Students notified of application outcome: Friday 31 March
1st $500 Deposit Due (non-refundable): Within 7 days of being made an offer*
2nd Payment Due: TBC
Final Payment Due: TBC

Unit Information

Credit information
Unit Information

Undergraduate students can study MWL301 Team Internship.

Assessment 1: (Individual) - Pre-Internship tasks (1500 words) - 15%
Assessment 2: (Individual) - Reflective Learning Journal (1500 words) - 15%
Assessment 3: (Group of 4) - Project report and team presentation (5000-6000 words) - 50%
Assessment 4: (Individual) - Post-Internship Reflection (2000 words) - 20%

  1. Completion of 8 credit points (including CPL) prior to starting placement.
  2. This program is available to students studying Business and Law, who have space for a WIL unit/general elective.

Cost and Funding

cost and funding
Program Costs:

Please note, domestic commonwealth supported students (HECS) can apply to receive up to $7,998 from OS-Help funding to support your program. Please read the criteria carefully.

What is included?
  • International return flights
  • Twin share accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Selected group meals
  • In-country orientation and a city tour
  • Deakin comprehensive travel insurance.

What is not included?
  • Flights and transport to Kuala Lumpur
  • Passport and visas
  • Spending money
  • Meals not specified on the itinerary
  • Tuition fees for unit enrolment.

Important Information

Important to note:

  1. Students do not need to gain approval from a student adviser prior to applying for this program – eligibility will be confirmed by the International Team via Student     Services.
  2. Program cost is subject to change, students will be notified of final costs when applications close.
  3. Final itinerary is subject to change and changes to this does not qualify students for a refund.
  4. This program is available to Domestic and International students.
  5. A minimum number of students is required in order for this program to run, the Deakin Business School has the right to cancel this program if this is not achieved.
  6. *Students will be provided a full refund if Deakin Business School cancels the program.
  7. Students will still need to pay their Deakin Unit fee for each unit they participate in as per their normal fee arrangements. 
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This program is currently not accepting applications.