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?
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Q: Describe your experience of the virtual internship program in three words:
Interesting, vibrant and challenging