Griffith Global Mobility is excited to offer a diverse range of virtual programs allowing students to participate online and remotely rather than travelling to an overseas destination. Virtual programs can include internships, summer or winter schools, volunteering placements, or even trimester exchange.
This is a fantastic way for students to boost their employability in an affordable way, especially if students aren’t able to travel due to current travel restrictions, study, personal or work commitments. Offering flexibility and a different range of choices from traditional mobility programs, most students can easily fit a virtual program in between Griffith trimesters or even during trimester, studies permitting.
Some other key benefits of virtual programs include:
- Online programs offer flexibility and diversity. Participate in a program at any time (without having to commit time to travel) and participate in a program that’s hosted anywhere in the world.
- Increase digital literacy (technical skills and adaptability).
- Hone different types of communication (e.g. emails, Zoom/Teams, rather than meeting face-to-face) while increasing cross-cultural communication skills (learning to adapt to digital communication across cultures can be a challenge!).
- Develop self-management and ability to be autonomous.
- Learn flexibility while working across cultures and across time-zones.
Hear from our students
“Since completing the Common Purpose Global Leadership Forum Asia-Pacific, I have been presented with multiple linked opportunities, including being involved in trialling a new experimental online employability course for free and being offered additional personal development webinars, all of which have been notably worthwhile.
For students considering participating in, or even just applying for an online program, I cannot advocate for putting yourself forward enough! The experiences I have gained, and networking connections I’ve made from engaging in Griffith’s online programs are indescribably valuable. They have presented me with the opportunity to grow my own skills and knowledge more than I ever could have done independently!”Tenika, Bachelor of Games Design
“The GLF APAC 2021 has resulted in self-reflection as to the confidence needed for my next journey, the creation of my business. Before the conference, I was rich in self-doubt and fear related to the uncertainty I will be facing. However, the presentations made by Mikhail Sen, Sarah Boateng and Katrina Webb included some significant statements about fear/confidence…I aim to become a spokesperson for all regional and rural communities, to address challenges and influence change to give our regions the best chance. While this seems like a large goal, it is attainable if I maintain a good mind-set and remember Katrina Webb’s discussion surrounding thought management. Overall, I expect I will be utilising the skills from GLF APAC regularly as I begin my next journey.”Taylor, Bachelor of Business
To find out more about our virtual programs and to apply, visit the website at griffith.edu.au/go-global/virtual-mobility