International partnerships

The School of Language and Culture works closely with many international partners and regards international activity as an important area for both students and staff.

In addition to the reciprocal student exchange programmes, the school also sends four AUT students and a staff member to visit Technos College, Tokyo, Japan on a cultural tour each year. We also welcome four students from Japan's Kobe Women's University to AUT for teacher education.

In the past decade, New Zealand has become a favourite destination for international students. The School of Language and Culture has worked to enable smooth transition of the international students to AUT from their home universities.

For students who may wish to work and study for a short term overseas, the school offers an opportunity for students to do an internship programme at Hirosaki University in Japan as part of their study.

Staff exchange

The school has established a staff exchange relationship with National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, largely funded by the Chiang Ching Kuo Foundation Fund. This opportunity allows for an AUT lecturer to visit NTNU to deepen their understanding of Taiwanese culture, to further our exchange relationship with NTNU, and to strengthen our partnership with a view to engaging in collaborative research or teaching projects.

Visiting scholars programme

The school welcomes visiting scholars from overseas universities to participate in joint research activities, observation of classes, exchange of teaching methodologies, and participation in seminars and forums. The visiting scholars may stay for periods from one month to twelve months and engage in discipline areas such as language teaching, translation and interpreting, Intercultural studies, and International studies.

Short training programmes

The school has been actively engaged in offering short training programmes to international governments, universities, companies and other organisations. These include:

  • Royal Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand
  • Sapporo University, Japan

Last updated: 17-Sep-2015 9.07am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.