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Virtual Law Professional Practicum

Jasmine Wang was a participant in the 2021 Virtual Law Professional Practicum. Jasmine is studying a Bachelors of Law and a Bachelor of Commerce at UNSW. Jasmine received a $3000 New Colombo Plan mobility grant to support her participation on this program.

Q: Why did you decide to undertake the ACICIS program?

To develop my cultural awareness skills and learn about Indonesian law.

Q: How have you found the academic components of this virtual program – i.e. the language classes/seminars?

Very interesting and challenging in a good way.

Q: What organisation did you intern with? 

I interned with Pusat Mediasi Nasional.

Q: How have you found the work culture (albeit online) of your host organisation? How is it different to work experience in Australia?

Very supportive and warm.

Q: What are the main skills you have learnt during your virtual internship?

Time-management and cultural awareness.

Q: What did you find to be the most rewarding part of this virtual experience?

Starting to consider issues from different perspectives and learning a new culture.

Q: Were you able to learn about the Indonesian culture from this virtual program? If yes, how was this achieved?

Yes, by interacting with my host organisation.

Q: How will the virtual internship benefit or influence your future career?

I value that now I possess international experience.

Q: Would you recommend this virtual program to your friends?


Q: Favourite Indonesian word/phrase:

Jangan khawatir

Q: Describe your experience of the virtual internship program in three words:

Interesting, vibrant and challenging