How the program works

Connect 88 is designed to help Chinese students develop practical on-the-job skills in collaboration and problem solving. By taking part in the program, you'll receive specialised cultural and communications training from the University before you start your internship.


  • Workshops provided on cultural intelligence, professional English and career skills.
  • Skill-matching with prospective hosts.


  • Work opportunity with measurable outcomes.
  • Support from the University for both the intern and the host.

Post-study Career Support

  • Support from the University on career opportunities after graduation.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.