Chapter 12: Regulating international educational internships: Opportunities and challenges
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This chapter examines the emerging regulatory landscape and the regulatory opportunities and challenges created when students travel abroad to complete an educational internship. Universities have been increasingly promoting these opportunities to students and, while the COVID-19 travel restrictions have temporarily halted this growth, it seems likely to resume as restrictions ease. There are risks that educational internships abroad are being promoted in the absence of policies and processes to respond to legal issues that arise as a consequence of labour and migration law, that students are often inadequately prepared for their overseas experience, and that measures to assess safety and other workplace risks and dangers, and processes for responding when undesirable situations arise, are rudimentary or non-existent.

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