4 Reasons To Become A Global Student
Passionate About Our WorkAt The Global Student we are passionate about providing an exciting and life-changing experience! We understand the need for universities to ensure a genuine academic experience combined with a cultural immersion, in a safe environment. We are looking for motivated students who are up for an adventure, keen to try new things, meet new people and ultimately, gain a competitive advantage in the job market!
Multicultural UnderstandingWe recognise that different cultures work in different ways, and expectations are often different across cultures. It’s also difficult to know who to trust and it can be costly and time consuming to develop your own program. At the Global Student we have the cultural skills, relationships and experience to provide clear communication across borders and ensure a valid outcome for all involved. We take the guesswork out of finding a host for an individual and endure all the headaches for you while developing your project or study tour!
Adaptable and InnovativeThe Global Student recognises that not everyone is ready for an individual placement as a volunteer or intern, or might not have the time to complete one. So we also work with universities to develop group programs for short term project-based internships in host companies, volunteer projects in remote villages and study tours or field trips that supplement the students’ academic program. Through our extensive networks in SE Asia we are able to customise programs to meet the requirements of faculties or schools, and to identify suitable partners for reliable program delivery.
Strategically PositionedAs The Global Student is located centrally in the SE Asian transport hub of Kuala Lumpur, we are well placed to visit potential project sites and hosts organisations across the region, which allows us to minimise risk and keep the costs down! Currently we have programs In Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia with Vietnam, Thailand and Timor Leste on the way. If you don’t see what you want on our site, please ask!
Where Would You Like to Go?
Timor Leste +
*We are currently developing partnerships in Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines. If you don’t see a program listed for the destination of your choice, drop us a line anyway.
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What People Say About Us
I worked with Jan when she was the Regional Director (Malaysia and Singapore) at the University of Melbourne. She has fantastic knowledge and in-market experience of both the Australian and SE Asian education sectors with an extensive list of contacts in both. Reliable and follows through on her committments. July 18, 2010
I have worked with Jan at the University of Melbourne since 2007. Jan is fantastic to work with and since she has worked in Malaysia and Singapore she has developed an in-depth knowledge of both markets and has assisted the Faculty of Business and Economics many time with key recommendations for future activities. July 24, 2010
Jan has coordinated the Malaysian Internship Practicum for our groups of 20+ students for the last two years. Her attention to detail and extensive network of business associates ensured that both programs were a resounding success. When the unexpected does happen, Jan sets to and solves the issues without fuss. Her personal touch makes the experience unique and rewarding for all concerned. I look forward to working with Jan for our next program and have no hesitation in recommending her services to others. July 2013
Can I just say a huge thank you. This study tour (adventure) was everything we wanted it to be for our students and for their personal development and growth. The brief we gave you was complex, wide ranging and required the involvement of many stakeholders (An unfortunate consequence of working in the broad field of environment). You were able to see this brief through, engage numerous partners and somehow pull all of this together into a highly engaging, and academically challenging programme. We could not have done this without your amazing work and the network of people you were able to link up for us. I still struggle to comprehend the amount of work that must have gone on in the background to make this the smooth trip that it was. From the perspective of Kimberley and myself we were able to focus on the academic issues we wanted our students to experience, knowing that everything else was organised for us. July, 2013
I feel I must let you know of the dedicated service and support provided by Teena towards me during my time in Malaysia. Her understanding of the schools and her ability to get quickly to the ‘key’ personnel is wonderful .She also ensures that upon leaving that all security staff know of my return and that all will be smooth in the future. Her professional conversations with the students has also given me the opportunity to progress other matters of which I was unaware .Teena is very loyal and trustworthy and is a real ‘gem ‘.Her work ethic is to be commended. Thank you for allowing her to show me around the schools as it has been insightful and reassuring for when I have done ‘solo’ visits. July, 2013
Jan Drew has enabled us to develop a range of innovative international programs for our students. She has the unique ability to think like an academic but plan like a logistics manager. Her understanding of the Australian university sector, her local knowledge and high-level contacts mean that she is able to design programs that meet (and often surpass) our expectations. Student surveys and staff feedback reflect this satisfaction. We look forward a most positive and productive future working with Jan Drew of JMD Consulting. November 25, 2012
I am also impressed with the quality of students that came. I think this builds a very good bridge and bond between Australia and Malaysia. I would definitely welcome the students from Deakin in the future.
Dear Jan, I hope all is well. It has been almost two weeks since I arrived back in rainy and wet Sydney! I wanted to say a BIG BIG thank you for working so hard in organising and making my experiences in KL one that is memorable and enjoyable. I came to Malaysia blind-sighted not knowing anything, other than knowing a few survival phrases. Your advices and places of recommendations to us during the internship made the transition and experience better and smoother. Thank you so much for the ongoing support you have provided throughout the 8 weeks there. All the day trips, activities, briefings, welcome lunch and farewell dinner – this truly enhanced my experience during my time in Malaysia. I’m glad that I saw the International Internships advertisement in my uni email – I immediately chose Malaysia as the place to intern and spend my summer there. The MABC program was great, being able to work at EBM, meeting great and amazing people like you, Teena, Fay and the other MABC interns made my experiences memorable. After my experiences in Malaysia, I have caught that travel bug – the urge of wanting to see the world more and immersing myself in different cultures and environment. I hope you are able to get some time off to relax for a while. Once again, thank you! and I hope we can keep in contact. Regards, Kevin Truong
Doing an internship in Malaysia has given me a great deal of insight as to working overseas and civil engineering in general. I never expected to gain as much as I did, expecting only to be used as a foot-soldier to boost corporate revenue levels, I was shocked that my superiors had a genuine interest in teaching me the basics of engineering such as thought processes and actually going out of there way to make sure I was developing as a employable individual in the field civil engineering when they had no obligation to do so. Working in a diverse multicultural environment was also a positive as it gave new perspective and enlightened me about culture and subsequent integration at the professional level. Having the opportunity to do an internship in Malaysia is recommendable to everyone and will no doubt make you a individual with a broader skill set. I was taught AutoCAD and how to write a technical report, I was also tutored by the Managing Director as to typical engineer thought processes. I was involved in the largest CIPP size project in Malaysia/Singapore and single handily wrote a ~5cm thick technical report which my boss allowed me to make a copy and present it to future employers. Summer 2011-12
I would like to thank you for sourcing a Human Resource Intern to work with our company. The intern you selected proved herself to be a professional and responsible individual who can work well with minimal supervision and deliver results. During her time with us she built positive relationships with the rest of the team and it was a pleasure to have her working in the office. Hannah was actively involved in recruitment activities during her internship and assisted in delivering several successful outcomes for our clients. I look forward to receiving more interns via your company.
My first day was a positive experience, where instead of being thrown into the deep end, my mentor took the time to introduce me all the employees and helped me to understand all the different roles in the organisation. I was given an important project which was to develop an education booklet aimed at giving an overview of the education systems across five countries in South East Asia, and how these countries formed educational links with Australian institutions in Victoria. I learnt a lot of things during my time, but the main area I believe that will benefit me for the future has been realising the importance of building and maintaining relationships. I saw this first hand by observing how the Commissioner builds relationships with clients in order to help achieve the desired outcome. I was fortunate to be able to refine my networking skills when I attended the the 2012 Australian Alumni Gala Dinner, where upon I have lined up some possible graduate opportunities when I return to Melbourne. I would like to thank the Victorian Government Business Office, Celia Yeo and Tim Dillion for taking me on board the team for my short time here. I have been warmly welcomed and have gained valuable experience both in the business sense and culturally. These skills and attributes will be vital towards me starting my future career.
For the later year university student, the summer holidays do not necessarily equate to a time of partying, winding down and hitting up the beach. For those of us who have that summer internship lined up, it only means 9am classes in the lecture theatre now being 9am starts in the office, the commutes to the CBD replacing commutes to the campus, with probably the only thing staying the same being the way we order our coffee (to go, thanks!) Fortunately, I can say that whilst the above were certainly not absent to my summer spent, it’s not every intern who can say that as a part of their work they –
Looking back, it’s that last point which has definitely been the highlight of my twelve weeks as an intern who was very kindly given the opportunity to do so by the MABC. One internship at ANZ Banking Group, one internship at Wong & Partners, a Christmas, a Chinese New Year and an unusually high number (for this Aussie, at least) of federal and state public holidays ensur…
- Celebrated Chinese New Year with a lunch complete with lou-sang and ‘yum sing’-ing
- Mingled with an ambassadorial ‘Who’s Who’ at the Australia Day reception hosted by the Australia High Commissioner
- Were sent outstation to a tourist island known as the ‘food paradise’ of South East Asia (for work purposes, of course)
- And most importantly, experience a new and foreign environment, developing both professionally and personally whilst learning the differences of nasi goreng, nasi kandar and nasi campur!
We do hope to host the Deakin interns again. It was a very productive 2 weeks.
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