USAC Global Perspectives

Online Courses

Online courses are taught by USAC faculty located at some of their sites in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Their small class sizes allow for deeper student engagement and individualized instruction while providing you with a unique multicultural experience. Choose from among USAC’s most popular courses in fields such as language, business, cultural studies, international affairs, and health and wellness, among others. Classes vary by term, so be sure to check out the latest online course offerings.

Virtual Internships

Gain valuable career experience working remotely for an internationally-based company through a virtual internship in popular industries such as digital marketing, business, event planning, media, English language instruction, translation, and more.

Three-credit virtual internships are arranged by USAC with local companies, NGOs, and governmental organizations. Virtual internships include an online course component where you will learn how culture is reflected in the workplace and develop skills necessary for success in the global workforce.

Several Global Citizen Scholarships are available to Massey students for USAC Global Perspectives. The scholarships partially or fully fund the course or internship programme costs. Contact us for further details.

Virtual Internships

Virtual Internships is the leading provider of virtual international internship programs worldwide. They are committed to fostering a community of global career-ready graduates with tangible skill sets and international competencies. Virtual Internships believe in a holistic program model that encompasses extensive pre-program training, during the internship events and support, and an alumni network at the program conclusion.

Several Global Citizen Scholarships are available to Massey students with Virtual Internships. The scholarships partially or fully fund the internship programme costs. Contact us for further details.

Check out Ella Moffat’s blog to learn about the Virtual Internship programme she completed as part of her Massey Bachelor of Business degree.

Virtual Internships in Thailand, Cambodia and Nepal

Challenges Abroad.jpg Challenges Abroad is a social enterprise providing students with the opportunity to gain international exposure while helping marginalised communities around the world.  Their Virtual Internships are suited to students who wish to develop their skills, set themselves apart from the crowd and contribute to international social impact. Students can choose between a 3-week full time or 5-week part-time internship which can be taken in Cambodia or Nepal within the following areas:

  • Health
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Community Development and Education
  • Business and Law

Interns will connect with people from around the world, attend professional development workshops, engage with experts in their field, and be supported by their own mentors throughout the programme. Interns will receive and certificate as well as a professional recommendation on LinkedIn from their mentor upon completion of the programme.

Virtual Internships through ISEP and The Intern Group

ISEP logo.jpg Massey University’s membership in the ISEP consortium gives you access to semester and Northern Hemisphere summer virtual internships in a number of countries through The Intern Group. Internship placements are in English and your internship can take place during your time at Massey or after you graduate. There are options for earning credit that may transfer back to your Massey degree.

Eden Travel International Virtual Journeys 

Virtual Journeys offers the opportunity to engage with dynamic industry professionals from around the world. Participants will participate in live webinars, gain crucial insights into the global design industry, be inspired by real-life success stories, and see first-hand how designs are created, materials are made, and products are manufactured. 
Each Journey will focus on a particular topic (with the content and duration of these journeys customisable to compliment your curriculum.)

  • Sustainable Fashion & Design
  • A Career in Design
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Global Fashion and Design

Journeys will be split into weekly sessions, each hosted by an industry professional presenting their view on the topic. Sessions will last an hour and will be split roughly by 40 minutes of “presenting” (in an informal and intimate style) and 20 minutes of Q&A.

Pagoda Projects

InternChina.jpg New Zealand Citizens or permanent residents can apply for internships in China. The programme fees, flights, accommodation, and living allowances can be covered by a successful funding application via the Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia and Latin America. A business consultancy internship at the New Zealand Consulate in Chengdu, China is also available through Pagoda Projects.


This company provides quality work-based internships in Asia to students and professionals from New Zealand. Concentrating on Technology/Digital, Tourism & Hospitality, Business and Creative/Design placements, Globalink Internships has opportunities in China, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia, along with a growing number of exciting and reputable host companies. Complete the Global Citizen - Globalink Internship form if you are interested in participating in an internship.

Students Go Abroad

This placement company offers internships and language programmes around the world. They have a range of internships, particularly in the business sector, and most of them are available to English speakers. Staff members based in New Zealand and Spain are available to support you throughout your experience. Students Go Abroad can give you access to other opportunities, such as those offered by Si-Internships