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  • Locations: Hikone, Japan
  • Program Terms: Trimester 2
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Trimester 2 2018 18/03/2018 06/04/2018 16/06/2018 01/07/2018
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Business & Law Program Type: Internship
Credit Weighting: 1 Credit Point Credit Type: Undergraduate
OS Help Available: Yes New Colombo Plan Funded: No
Scholarships Available: Yes
Program Description:



Undergraduate Business students are invited to join the Japan WIL program which will be based in Hikone, Japan. Run in conjunction with Shiga University, students will be able to gain an international experience while gaining a credit towards their course. Students will travel to Japan 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 and will work in teams with a local business. Students 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 Japan and Deakin staff who will manage the program and also facilitate site visits, networking opportunities, social activities.
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.

"Going to Japan as apart of a university program has been one of the best choices of my life." - Past Japan WIL student

Hikone, Japan.
Students will work with a local company, creating a business report which may analyse the businesses marketing, project management, customer service or international focus.

Program Dates:
Saturday 16 June - Sunday 1 July 2018

Dates to note:
Applications close: Sunday 18 March
Students notified of application outcome: Friday 6 April
1st $500 Deposit Due (non-refundable): Within 7 days of being made an offer*
2nd Payment Due: TBC
Final Payment Due: TBC

*Students will be provided a full refund if Deakin Business School cancels the program.

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 Deakin Business School students, who have space for a WIL unit/general elective.

Cost and Funding

cost and funding
Program Costs:

The subsidised program cost will be $1,750
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 airfares
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Deakin comprehensive travel insurance

What is not included?
  • Passport and visas
  • Spending money
  • Meals not specified on the itinerary
  • Textbooks (if required)
  • 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 still need to pay their Deakin Unit fee for each unit they participate in as per their normal fee arrangements. 
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