With a robust selection of courses available in Business and Communication disciplines, ISA programs in Australia and New Zealand offer not only a wide array of academic enrichment, but also a number of unique, co-curricular opportunities too. Scroll through to get a “bird’s eye” view of some of the available program options.


Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

A modern campus in the heart of Brisbane, Queensland, QUT prides itself on being a “University for the Real World,” providing students with a unique blend of both theory and practice in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Business/Business Management
  • Finance/Financial Management
  • Management Science
  • Marketing

Victoria University of Wellington (VUW)

Located in New Zealand’s administrative and financial center and thriving capital city, Victoria University of Wellington’s Business School is a leading provider of quality knowledge and expertise in business and public sector related studies. A vast array of courses can be found in the following fields:

  • Accounting, Taxation and Commercial Law
  • Economics and Finance
  • Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
  • Business Administration
  • Management
  • Marketing and International Business
  • Tourism Management
  • Public Policy and Government

Both QUT and VUW Business Schools hold the triple crown (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBAS) accreditation, which less than 1% of schools globally have achieved.


Business internships with ISA Internships include a wide range of sectors and industries from small start-ups to large multinational corporations, as well as everything in between. Focus on specific areas of the business—economics, finance, marketing.


LaTrobe University 

Offering an impressive selection of courses, the Department of Media and Communication at La Trobe University aims to prepare students to be effective, work-ready journalists and communicators through coursework within the following key areas:

  • Journalism
  • Media Industries
  • Sport Journalism
  • Public Relations

Macquarie University

The Communication, Media, Music and Cultural Studies Department at Macquarie University ranks amongst the elite according to QS World University rankings, and offers students the opportunity to explore the cultural, social, international and linguistic contexts of communications through subject areas including:

  • Media Studies
  • Radio Production
  • Screen Writing
  • Public Relations
  • Journalism
  • Multimedia

University of Canterbury 

Whether students are interested in learning about how communication and media work within a broader social context Communications or taking courses from the longest running speech and language therapy program in the country, the University of Canterbury’s communications departments offer a wide variety of courses for students to select from:

  • Speech and Language Pathology
  • Media and Communications
  • Social Media
  • Strategic Communications
  • Journalism


With a communications, media or journalism internship with ISA Internships participants will shape their worldview and ability to more effectively communicate with a wider audience, whether it be in advertising, journalism, or public relations.

Scholarship Opportunities

Did you know that many of our Pacific Region host universities offer scholarships to ISA participants? This is in addition to the Gina Rosko Memorial and Live Like Ally Memorial Scholarships for ISA Pacific participants on semester programs and several other ISA scholarships too. Check out all the great opportunities.

Learn more about these programs by watching the ISA Business and Communications in the Pacific Region Webinar.

Author: International Studies Abroad (ISA)

Since 1987, International Studies Abroad (ISA) has provided college students in the United States and Canada the opportunity to explore the world. ISA offers a wide variety of study abroad programs at accredited schools and universities in 73 program locations throughout the world.

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