Nagoya University of Commerce & Business has developed an international internship program with Japanese companies to provide our students with an international perspective to be successful in the rapidly globalizing world of today.
In the spring of 2018, the 12th year of operation, 73 students participated in our international internship program across 8 ASEAN countries at 49 companies, which is the largest number to date.
Why internship ?
The primary advantage of an international internship is to challenge yourself and create a space where you can be more independent both personally and professionally. Doing an internship domestically will enhance your professional skills and improve your resume, but taking the extra mile and going overseas will differentiate your resume and make you stand out from the crowd. During your internship abroad you will develop valuable business relationships that can help progress your career goals to an international level. You will also gain a much better understanding of how to work in an international setting and experience how to think critically about how to communicate with people coming from different cultures and belief systems.
Why ASEAN countries?
Asia’s importance in the world economy is large and growing; the continent already accounts for one-third of global GDP. While the giant economies of China and India get the most attention, the countries of Southeast Asia are contributing to that growth as well. With a population of more than 600 million ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations), made up of Brunei Darussalam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, is fast becoming a major economic force in Asia and a driver of global growth.
ASEAN countries continue to develop and invest in economic growth, improve infrastructure and raise overall living standards for their citizens. Not long ago, most ASEAN nations were considered to be “emerging” economies. Now the most vital of the group are supporting a large and growing middle class with higher average incomes and a greater ability to spend on consumer goods and services.