Work placement for international student programmes (WISP): A model for effective practice.

Georgina Barton, Kay Hartwig, Dawn Bennett, Melissa Cain, Marilyn Campbell, Sonia Ferns, Liz Jones, Dawn Joseph, Marie Kavanagh, Ann Kelly, Ingrid Larkin, Erin O'Connor, Anna Podorova, Donna Tangen, Marleen Westerveld

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This chapter presents a theoretical model, explored throughout this book, which was developed during a 2-year, empirical Australian study that aimed to improve practices related to international students’ experience during work placements as part of their overseas study. The Work placement for International Student Programs or WISP model of effective practice takes into account the relationship between the concepts of internationalisation and interculturalisation, socialisation and reflection.The purpose of the model was to provide a framework for all stakeholders,including international students, university staff and workplace staff, to refer to when interacting together for the purpose of professional learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProfessional learning in the work place for international students
Subtitle of host publicationExploring theory and practice
EditorsGeorgina Barton, Kay Hartwig
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783319600581
ISBN (Print)9783319600574
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameProfessional and practice-based learning
ISSN (Print)2210-5549
ISSN (Electronic)2210-5557


  • work-integrated learning
  • International students
  • practicum
  • placement
  • Best practice

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