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  • Locations: Hikone, Japan
  • Program Terms: Trimester 2
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Trimester 2 2018 10/04/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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:

Japan WIL Hikone
Note: Students do not need to see a Student Adviser prior to applying for the below program, the International team will liaise directly with Student Services to confirm you have room in your course to participate.

Japan Work Integrated Learning Program
Sunday 18 June - Saturday 1 July 2017


About the Program:
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 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 Japan and Deakin staff 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.

"Going to Japan as apart of a university program has been one of the best choices of my life." - Past Japan WIL student
 
Locations:
Hikone, Japan.
 
Activities:
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:
Sunday 18 June - Saturday 1 July 2017
 
Program Costs:
$3,000 AUD.
$1,000 grants will be provided to all participating B&L students to support the travel costs for the program by DBS and NCP! You must be enrolled in a degree within the Faculty of Business and Law while overseas in order to receive these funds. Plus, domestic commonwealth supported students (HECS) can apply to receive up to $7,880 from OS-Help funding to support your program. Please read the criteria carefully.

The New Colombo Plan (NCP) mobility program is open to Australian Undergraduate students who wish to undertake work-based experiences in the Indo-Pacific region. The Program is part of the Australian Government’s aim to facilitate young people’s engagement in the region.
 
If you would like to learn more about the New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program, visit the Department of Foreign Affairs website.


What is included?
  • International return flights
  • 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. 

Unit Information:
Undergraduate students can study MWL301 Team Internship or MWL302 Advanced 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%

Eligibility:
  • All Business and Law students are eligible to apply for this program, providing they have room for a WIL unit or general elective in their course.
  • Students must have completed eight units prior to departure (including CPL).

Dates to note:
Applications close: Sunday 19 March
Students notified of application outcome: Friday 30 March
1st $500 Deposit Due (non-refundable): Within 7 days of being made an offer*
2nd Payment Due: TBC
Final Payment Due: TBC
 
Important to note:
  • 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.
  • Program cost is subject to change, students will be notified of final costs when applications close.
  • Final itinerary is subject to change and changes to this does not qualify students for a refund.
  • This program is available to Domestic and International students.
  • 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.
  • *Students will be provided a full refund if Deakin Business School cancels the program.
  • Students will still need to pay their Deakin Unit fee for each unit they participate in as per their normal fee arrangements.

Contact bl-abroad@deakin.edu.au for more information.

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