Many off-campus programs now offer internship opportunities within the host community. In addition to giving you a taste of your future career, interning will give you a competitive advantage in the job market. The ability to understand how other cultures work in other countries is particularly appealing to employers.
Internships may be offered for-credit or not-for-credit and could be an optional or a required component of your program. You can find a full list of programs offering internships using our "Find a Program" search tool.
Whether you’re looking to begin a possible senior thesis topic or hoping to gain experience to assist with your post-graduate plans, pursuing research abroad allows you to explore your topic with resources that may only be available to you in your host country. In some cases this research is self-directed and in other cases your research will be a part of larger ongoing project based in that community.