Lattitude is building partnerships with Australian universities to deliver workplace learning and internship opportunities in Asia aligned to university courses.
Undergraduate students can experience a structured work program targeting their field of study in Asia to develop valuable skills including Asia-related capabilities including intercultural understanding and relationship building. Students can extend their learning experience from university campus in Asia with course credits.
Lattitude offers structured work placement learning opportunities in China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Japan that align with undergraduate studies in Teaching, Business, Arts/Languages, Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, Community Development, International Relations, and Entrepreneurship.
Lattitude helps students to expand horizon, build essential 21st century skill sets, and gain a competitive edge upon graduation.
Gain classroom experience in China or Vietnam as an assistant teacher in a regional school. Students will prepare and deliver classes and a variety of activities to support English language learning and practice for students 11-18 years.
Participants work alongside staff at a local NGO in Cambodia providing support and capacity building across a diverse range of day to day activities. Students will gain intercultural understanding and experience working within NGOs and social enterprises.
Understand the international business environment and operations in Chinese markets first-hand. Team projects focus on problems and innovation, partner- ship development, marketing effectiveness & monitoring of sales figures to supply chain control.
For students studying medicine, nursing or allied health this unique Red Cross Hospital placement engages in a range of activities across departments observing procedures and working in a supporting role for day-to-day hospital activities.
International experience opens doors
As a Lattitude teacher in China, Chole's passion for international experience has made her a global citizen. In 2016, she was awarded the WestPac Asian Exchange Scholarship enabling her to integrate 2 semesters of study at a university in China into her uni course. Currently, she plans to intern with an environmental NGO in Beijing called Thirst, which focuses on education around water scarcity. "We have a responsibility to contribute to creating a world that we would like to live in and the best time to start acting to execute that vision is now."
Jumpstart your career!
Since Michelle experienced life as a Lattitude teacher in a remote Fijian village with limited phone and internet access she has been passionate about helping people connect. While studying a Bachelor of Electronics & Communications Engineering at the University of South Australia, she never dreamed of studying in Asia. Now she is living her passion working for Telstra in Hong Kong as an intern under the Government’s New Colombo Plan program and has recently attended the Australia China Emerging Leaders Summit in Shanghai.
Why Study Overseas?
Benefits of Overseas Study
Intercultural understanding and communication skills, adaptability, resilience, flexibility, and collaboration are just some of the contemporary skillsets and capabilities for a competitive graduate edge and a globally focused career!
Placements include teaching or working in business and finance in China, working with an NGO in Cambodia in a business or international development context, teaching in Vietnam, shadowing a medical team of doctors in a Japanese hospital, nursing in an aged care facility in Japan. Placements can be undertaken at different times in the year and for various durations to accommodate semester dates and course accreditation.
Gain Employable Skills
Employers are seeking graduates with international work experience and intercultural competencies, and students are looking for opportunities to get an edge by developing a unique set of skills to increase employability upon graduation.