Experiential activities

Experiential activities are a crucial part of WILP. From language learning to international placements, there are opportunities to suit you.

The Experiential Activities component of WILP encourages you to participate actively in internationalisation opportunities at home and abroad, beyond seminars and speaker events. In the current climate, many of these opportunities are available for students studying offshore.

Some example opportunities you can opt to participate in include the following:

  • Go on Wellington Global Exchange, and do a trimester or year-long student exchange in one of our partner institutions in over 100 countries. If you opt to do this, WILP can help you pay for it with a WILP grant worth up to $1,000.
  • Learn a language at Victoria University of Wellington, such as Spanish, Chinese, Te Reo Māori, Italian, French, Japanese, German, or Samoan
  • Complete an internship with an international, intercultural, or sustainable development connection through one of the University's internship programmes or organise one independently.
  • Teach English to refugees and migrants in your local community.
  • Become a Language Learning Centre buddy or participate in the International Buddy Programme (available virtually)
  • Participate in sustainability activities such as Growing Our Futures, Green Impact and the Global Enterprise Experience.

Virtual opportunities

  • Global Enterprise Experience: A collaborative global contest in leadership, cross cultural communication, social entrepreneurship and international business.
  • AFS Global Competence Certificate with Massey University: A blended learning program that develops tangible global skills essential to live, work, and make a real social impact around the world.
  • Designing the World’s Future: The UN Sustainable Development Goals. This course brings together students from the University of Maryland, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, and Victoria University of Wellington students to undertake a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) course. Learn from guest lecturers such as Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations and Jayathma Wickramanayake, Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, United Nations and Mark Suzman, CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Remote international internships: Gain valuable and meaningful professional experience in an international setting and gain insight in the cultural context and customs of the country in your host organisation, and sharpen your intercultural communication skills