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UUKi and CRCC Asia join forces to help more UK students Go International

Universities UK International (UUKi) is delighted to announce a new partnership with CRCC Asia as part of the Go International: Stand Out campaign.


 CRCC Asia has launched a range of funded scholarships to support those from underrepresented groups to intern and gain valuable work experience in some of the most exciting locations in the world. The scholarship campaign will provide 5 funded places for students from underrepresented groups to participate in a one-month CRCC Asia international internship programme in either China, Japan, Vietnam or South Korea. 

The scholarships are CRCC Asia's pledge to the UK-wide UUKi-run Go International: Stand Out campaign, which aims to double the percentage of UK undergraduates who study, work, or volunteer abroad to 13% by the end of 2020.

The CRCC Asia programme aims to boost the employability of young people by providing supportive, structured internship programmes in exciting cities, mainly in Asia. CRCC Asia currently operates in the UK, China, Japan, Vietnam and South Korea and the company has plans to launch a new location in 2020.

This scheme will present a new funded employability and outward mobility opportunity that is specifically designed for high achieving students from underrepresented groups, supporting social mobility and widening access. The programme will be open to BAME students, care leavers, students with disabilities, women studying STEM subjects and those from Jewish communities.

The scholarships include pre-departure support, accommodation during the programme, a work placement in 1 of 14 sectors and a variety of cultural, social and business events. Return airfare will also be included in the offer and is generously provided by CRCC Asia's flight partners, StudentUniverse.  

The scholarship programme will officially open for student applications in October 2019. Those wishing to apply should apply directly to CRCC Asia via an online application form.

Dominic Palazzolo, Director of Global Initiatives, CRCC Asia comments: 

"In partnership with UUKi, and in the spirit of the Go International: Stand Out campaign, it is our commitment to open the door and provide access to all. We have highlighted a significant gap within the industry and aim to provide access to underrepresented groups. We want to wash away social misconceptions that 'because one comes from an underrepresented group that they simply can not take part in these opportunities'. The door is open to all and you are welcome.

"Vivienne Stern, Director, UUKi, comments:

"We are delighted that CRCC Asia has joined our Go International: Stand Out campaign. Our research shows that students from disadvantaged backgrounds and underrepresented groups have the most to gain from studying, working or volunteering abroad in both their subsequent academic and employment outcomes. We look forward to hearing about the life-changing experiences that the scholarship students have in Asia"

CRCC Asia currently partners with various Higher Education Institutions and government organisations in the UK, USA and in APAC regions. Any Interested universities can get further information about CRCC Asia or how to promote this opportunity by contacting CRCC Asia at universityrelations@crccasia.com


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