The University provides undergraduate programmes with credit-bearing industrial attachments abroad that enables eligible students to work and apply theoretical knowledge in the organisational setting of overseas work agencies. Eligible students can apply for allowances to cover partial/ entire cost needed for flight/ train tickets and accommodation during the industrial attachments abroad, as well as ask for other means of supports from IAO, such as online support group or certification for Visa application etc.
Students can apply for industrial attachments abroad in overseas work agencies during summer between June and August. Briefing sessions and pre-industrial attachment abroad workshops will be provided in order to enhance students’ readiness for the global working environment. Post-industrial attachment abroad reflection is also required for obtaining the credits conferred by the industrial attachments abroad.
The overall aim of the industrial attachment abroad scheme is to offer an opportunity for students to gain work-related global competencies in part of the existing industrial attachment course of the degree programme to which it belongs. Alongside the discipline-specific and/or curriculum-specific features, the specific aim of the industrial attachment abroad scheme is to equip students with:
- positive attitude toward cultural differences,
- cross-cultural skills to fulfil job duties in a transnational work environment, and
- global connections with people from different regions/countries.
Timeline for Industrial Attachment Abroad
The recruitment will normally start from November. If students intend to take up an industrial attachment abroad, they should complete all recruitment procedures within the timeline and fulfil the academic and work requirements. Overseas work agencies will assess students’ eligibility during the interviews and their performance throughout the industrial attachment abroad period. IAO will assist students in the relevant logistics arrangements.
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