UWE Programmes

From West England to East Asia!

Enhance your international employability with our programmes funded by UWE.

These programmes are open to those eligible for the UWE Employability Bursary. Successful applicants will have their programme fee fully funded by UWE, and will be able to apply for the £1000 Employability Bursary to pay for flights and other expenses.

Find out more about the bursary here.

Pagoda Projects are proud to be working with the University of the West of England to deliver an exciting range of funded programmes in Taipei and Ho Chi Minh City.

You can choose between our 1-week ‘Employability in the Asian Century’ programme in Taipei, an 8-week internship in Vietnam or a 6-12 month paid placement in Taipei.

Please complete the form below to register your interest and begin the competition application process. Alternatively, you can complete the full application form here.

6-12 MONTH PLACEMENT IN TAIPEI

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3RD MAY 2021

Our Taipei Placement Programme is a unique opportunity which enables you to complete a paid placement year in Taipei for the first time. Alongside the minimum working hours required to accredit the placement, InternChina works with you, your host company and your university to ensure placements fulfill academic requirements and workplace health and safety standards. The programme includes visa processing, comprehensive insurance and unrivaled pre-departure and on-place support from our experienced team.

DURATION: Flexible duration from 6 to 12 months. Start dates year-round.
SECTORS: A wide range of sectors, including Design, Tech, Engineering, Marketing, Finance, Media, NGOs, Law & Trade.
FORMAT: Full-time placements from Monday to Friday. Regular optional networking, events, trips and dinners. All placements are paid.
HOUSING: Not included. Accommodation booking assistance provided.
LANGUAGE: Chinese language classes (group or private) available.

Taipei is the capital city of Taiwan, mountain ranges filled with hot springs surround the city. Central Taipei is home to nearly 2.7 million people, has an area of 271.8 sq. km and is rich in leisure and recreation, cultural arts, heritage sites, and other attractions, it enjoys a superb geographical position and world renowned transportation networks and an comfortable climate all year round.Taiwan maintains a stable industrial economy as a result of rapid economic growth and industrialization, which has been dubbed the Taiwan Miracle.
Taiwan is one of the Four Asian Tigers and a member of the World Trade Organization and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. The 21st-largest economy in the world, it is home to many of the worlds’ leading companies.

+ UK based pre-departure support
+ Visa processing
+ Comprehensive travel & health insurance
+ Full orientation upon arrival
+ Airport-pickup and transfer
+ Support and guidance from our local team throughout the programme
+ Access to our exclusive alumni network

Application Deadline: 3rd May 2021

Programme Dates: Placements to take place during academic year 2021/22 with flexible start dates from September 2021

Eligibility: Please register your interest using the details below, with your name, email, student number and course details in tell us more section. We’ll then share your details with the university and they’ll confirm you’re eligible to be considered for the funded opportunities on offer.

Due to the ongoing global pandemic, the viability of the programme and our participant’s safety is regular being monitored.

At this present time, this programme option is still very much open and possible with a small number of UWE students completing their placement year in Taiwan for academic year 2020/21.

If any travel restrictions are imposed to Taiwan, or if Taiwan opts to remove the option of applying for the appropriate visa throughout the application process, you will be notified and we will look to offer you a remote option as an alternative.

 

1-WEEK ‘EMPLOYABILITY IN THE ASIAN CENTURY’ PROGRAMME IN TAIPEI

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Our programme consists of a guided group project, focusing on employability skills in the Asian context. Students will develop their capabilities through a series of guided events, workshops and visits. The programme culminates with students presenting their progress to an expert panel.

Our programme aims to give students an insight into the working world in Asia. The outcomes of our programme are students’ competencies in the following areas: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving; Verbal/Written Communications; Teamwork/Collaboration; Digital Technology; Leadership; Professionalism/Work Ethic; Career Management; Global/Intercultural Fluency.We also aim for participants to come away from the programme with some tangible elements which assist them as they become global graduates, such as guidance on producing an international-facing CV and a list of funded international graduate programmes in Asia.

Taipei is the capital city of Taiwan and one of Asia’s most exciting cities. Mountain ranges filled with hot springs surround the city. Central Taipei is home to nearly 2.7 million people, has an area of 271.8 sq. km and is rich in leisure and recreation, cultural arts, heritage sites, and other attractions, it enjoys a superb geographical position and world renowned transportation networks and an comfortable climate all year round.Taiwan maintains a stable industrial economy as a result of rapid economic growth and industrialization, which has been dubbed the Taiwan Miracle.

Taiwan is one of the Four Asian Tigers and a member of the World Trade Organization and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. The 21st-largest economy in the world, it is home to many of the world’s leading companies.

Please note: This is a sample itinerary. Exact itinerary is subject to change.

+ UK based pre-departure support
+ Visa processing
+ Comprehensive travel & health insurance
+ Full orientation upon arrival
+ Hostel accommodation
+ Airport-pickup and transfer
+ Transport to and from all activities
+ Admission to all activities and events
+ Support and guidance from our local team throughout the programme
+ Access to our exclusive alumni network

Application Deadline: Application Window Closed

Programme Dates: Summer 2021

Eligibility: Please register your interest using the details below, with your name, email, student number and course details in tell us more section. We’ll then share your details with the university and they’ll confirm you’re eligible to be considered for the funded opportunities on offer.

8-WEEK INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME IN HO CHI MINH CITY

APPLICATION DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Gain extensive work experience in your preferred sector during an 8-week internship based in Ho Chi Minh city. Accommodation in a studio apartment is included and our Vietnam team provides 24/7 support alongside an extensive orientation and regular organised dinners, trips and events.

DURATION: 8 weeks
SECTORS: A wide range of sectors, including Design, Tech, Engineering, Marketing, Finance, Media, NGOs, Law & Trade
FORMAT: Full-time internships from Monday to Friday. Regular optional networking, events, trips and dinners.
HOUSING: Furnished apartment accommodation is included

Ho Chi Minh City is, in our humble opinion, the most exciting destination in Southeast Asia! Bursting with cafes, craft breweries, street food, markets and mopeds, the city itself is full of colour and energy.

“From the finest of hotels to the cheapest of guesthouses, the classiest of restaurants to the tastiest of street stalls, the choicest of boutiques to the scrum of the markets, Saigon is a city of energy and discovery. Wander through alleys to incense-infused temples before negotiating chic designer malls beneath sleek 21st-century skyscrapers. The ghosts of the past live on in buildings that one generation ago witnessed a city in turmoil, but now the real beauty of the former Saigon’s urban collage is the seamless blending of these two worlds into one exciting mass.” Lonely Planet 2018

+ UK based pre-departure support
+ Visa processing
+ Comprehensive travel & health insurance
+ Full orientation upon arrival
+ Fully furnished, serviced, studio apartment accommodation
+ Airport-pickup and transfer
+ Support and guidance from our local team throughout the programme
+ Access to our exclusive alumni network

Application Deadline: 1st March 2021

Programme Dates: Summer 2021

Eligibility: Please register your interest using the details below, with your name, email, student number and course details in tell us more section. We’ll then share your details with the university and they’ll confirm you’re eligible to be considered for the funded opportunities on offer.

Due to the ongoing global pandemic, we a regularly reviewing if travel to Vietnam is going to be possible for summer 2021.

Should you be awarded funding to complete the programme, we will keep you updated throughout and if it’s going to be possible to take part.

If we get closer to the planned departure and it’s not looking likely, we’ll be able to offer you a place on our remote internship programme for you to complete the internship from home.

More details on this format and what’s included can be found here.

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