Through international placements, whether in-person or virtual, students gain a distinct perspective and sense of self, while building people-to-people connections and deepening relationships between Australia and partners in the Indo-Pacific region, enhancing their future potential and ultimately, employability.
AVI provides a highly customisable suite of services. From faculty-led student mobility to virtual internships and practitioner-led masterclasses, we work with students and academic institutions to develop a fit-for-purpose program, ensuring students can engage in a fully immersive cross-cultural experience while also gaining academic credit, where applicable.
AVI’s rich history of designing and delivering responsible, people-centred programs provides peace of mind that students are engaging with international partners who meet our high standards in safety, security and development practice.
We also have a comprehensive understanding of federal government funding initiatives for the Australian Higher Education sector, such as New Colombo Plan, and can provide support in navigating grants and scholarships.
Our Track Record
With almost 70 years’ experience recruiting and mobilising Australian volunteers to 89 developing countries, AVI is a global leader in Responsible International Volunteering for Development.
AVI has an extensive network of government, corporate, non-government, community-based and civil society partner organisations across the Indo-Pacific region.
Partners Come First
Engaging with local partners, we ensure your program is culturally appropriate and supports existing community initiatives, leading to ethical, sustainable development outcomes.
Overseas experience helps your students gain a unique perspective in their chosen field of expertise, develop cross-cultural awareness and become career-ready global citizens.
Robust Program Design
We are experts in program promotion, recruitment, mobilisation, cross-culture preparedness, in-country management and return home debriefing.
As a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), you can rest assured AVI meets the highest standards of quality in the development sector.