Academic Internship Programs Abroad for University and College Students

Global Experiences was founded in 2001 to help university students and young professionals find a career they love through interning abroad. As a pioneer of this growing area of international education we have remained solely dedicated to providing the highest quality academic internship programming available. In 2016 we celebrated 6,000 alumni, a 100% placement rate and over 50 academic partners. Our programs combine world class internship placements with an award winning career readiness program using Clifton StrengthsFinder® through our partnership with Gallup Education.

Why Choose Global Experiences?

 
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How We Work Together

Global Experiences’ programs are designed to complement a student’s academic degree program while also providing an award winning personalized career readiness experience that ensures every student maximizes their experience abroad and finishes ready for their next step. More than just a placement each student is supported one on one, as they explore the experience of living and working abroad in a new culture. Global Experiences' University partnerships fall into three broad categories and we work closely with our partners to determine the right design for each institution. All programs options provide robust location support, supervision and health and safety protocol through our experienced location staff.
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Inclusive Model

Offers  an all inclusive program experience with a full time international internship and career program at the center. Suitable for institutions who are looking to offer all GE locations and engage broad campus participation. Available with 6 summer and 12 semester credits. This affiliate agreement is the widest level of service and includes a discounts for partner institutions and scholarship options.

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Customized Model

Ideal for creating new faculty centric programs suitable for specific cohort of students or academic requirement. Institutions determine
 major specific or cross-disciplinary
and can be faculty-led or remotely supervised.
Inclusions and dates will vary and is highly customized and unique to each institution. Credit is available through our school of record or directly from your institution.

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Add-On Model

Ideal for institutions looking to supplement an existing international study abroad program with
a practical internship component. Available during the semester (part-time study and intern, or half and half) or after the semester (full time internship). Inclusions will vary depending on goals of program. 

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Featured University Partnerships

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Towson University
Arizone State University
University of Georgia
University of Illinois
USC
University of Mississippi
SUNY Potsdam
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Academic Credit Models

Academic Credit for International Internship programs is often one of the biggest obstacles to participation. Fortunately students now have many options to gain academic credit and access financial aid, just as they can with study abroad programs. We are happy to discuss the successful academic experiential education models we have developed with Universities around the world or offer students the option to add 6-12 credits through our School of Record relationship with Fairfield University in Fairfield Connecticut.

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School of Record

Effective Summer 2017 any student can request academic credit from our partner Fairfield University. Receive an academic transcript to transfer back credit to your home institution.

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Home School Credit

Many higher education institutions offer major
or elective credit for internships and GE is happy
to work with academic advisors and students
on program requirements. 

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Faculty Leader

GE internships can coincide with faculty-led coursework with an on-site or remote academic supervisor. The course can integrate with a part-time or full-time internship as decided by the instituion.

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No Credit

No credit? No problem. Credit is not required
and all are welcome to participate in a GE
internship without receiving academic credit.

 

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Customize with Us

Have an idea for a credit model that you don't see described here? Let us know!

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Advisory Board

In Summer 2016 Global Experiences announced the formation of an Advisory Board to deepen its ties to the higher education community and further the academic focus of its internship programs. The Advisory Board will focus on key issues in relationship building with universities and employers as well as a forum for innovation and change within the international education community.

 

Board Members

The board represents the GE university portfolio including a breadth of large state institutions and small private liberal arts institutions. Global Experiences is grateful for the expertise of its Advisory Board and its contributions to the vision of the company.

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IE Community Leadership

Global Experiences is committed to its role within the International Education community. Whether through membership, presenting at conferences or participating in panels, GE values the close bonds and interaction with its partners and the role the broader community makes it advancing broad international goals.

  • Memberships: Global Experiences maintains membership in NAFSA Association of International Educators, and the Forum on Education Abroad, two of the most notable organizations in the field of international education.
  • Presentations & Panels: GE staff are often found co-presenting with university partners and colleagues at various conferences and meetings. The opportunity to focus on case studies of best practices keeps us on the forefront of academic internships.
  • Community Leadership: Global Experiences staff are volunteer leaders in dozens of  organizations and at events  every year including  on national and regional committees.

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 Global Career Readiness

Global Experiences believes that every student has their own strengths and that by focusing on self-awareness and one-on-one development everyone can find a career that they love.  Through our unique partnership with Gallup Education, Global Experiences has build an award winning career readiness program that integrates the Clifton StrengthsFinder® assessment into our preparation, placements, and on the ground training for our students.

  • Find Your Strengths
    The Global Experiences starts with every student learning about their Strengths and applying them to their passions and academic interests.
  • Exercise your skills
    Our foreign internships are based around your personal strengths and goals. We customize match based on each individual and ensure they maximize their potential while gaining hands on experience. On site career sessions make sure every student is career ready by the end of the program.
  • Leverage your future
    As an alumni of Global Experiences, all students are part of a global network of over 6000 past interns who are now working globally in a wide range of career fields. 

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Health & Safety

Global Experiences is committed to providing a safe and healthy learning environment for all students. Through our committed location staff we have consistent contact with participants on location and we have support staff available 24/7.  Global Experiences has designed its own Health and Safety training system deisgned uniquely for Internship Abroad Programs through best practices and support from key institional partners and NAFSA’s Resources for Health and Safety in Education Abroad. 

Safety Abroad

Global Experiences recognizes the importance of students making informed decisions about overseas travel. We regularly monitor safety and security in each program location and advise students of any risks that would potentially affect them. We use multiple sources to verify risk including recommendations from the US State Department and other embassy's abroad.

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Student Rating from GoOverseas.com

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  • Samantha
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    I loved my time in Florence and the Global Experiences program. I really liked how each person's experience is tailored to the individual and their strengths. 

    Samantha B.

    Fashion Business — IADT School of Design

  • Vince
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    Global Experiences did a great job with team building and getting people together. My favorite part of the entire experience was getting to know the other interns on the program and having a sense of community throughout the entire time we were in Dublin.

    Vince M.

    Media/Telecommunications — Penn State University

  • Ben
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    I worked with a 10-person marketing team and got a lot of responsibility handling social media marketing and managing accounts. My favorite part was feeling like an Australian and getting to know the whole city of Sydney. The whole experience was awesome. The people were great. I’m glad I did it.

    Ben M.

    Marketing — Penn State University

  • Sabine
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    My internship program in Washington, D.C. has completely changed my perspective on things and I feel like I really grew up. I'm confident that this will help me advance in the next stage of my career back in Canada.

    Sabine D.

    Journalism  — Algonquin College

  • Sabine
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    My internship program in Washington, D.C. has completely changed my perspective on things and I feel like I really grew up. I'm confident that this will help me advance in the next stage of my career back in Canada.

    Sabine D.

    Journalism  — Algonquin College5

  • Samantha
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    I loved my time in Florence and the Global Experiences program. I really liked how each person's experience is tailored to the individual and their strengths. 

    Samantha B.

    Fashion Business — IADT School of Design

  • Vince
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    Global Experiences did a great job with team building and getting people together. My favorite part of the entire experience was getting to know the other interns on the program and having a sense of community throughout the entire time we were in Dublin.

    Vince M.

    Media/Telecommunications — Penn State University

  • Ben
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    I worked with a 10-person marketing team and got a lot of responsibility handling social media marketing and managing accounts. My favorite part was feeling like an Australian and getting to know the whole city of Sydney. The whole experience was awesome. The people were great. I’m glad I did it.

    Ben M.

    Marketing — Penn State University

  • Sabine
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    My internship program in Washington, D.C. has completely changed my perspective on things and I feel like I really grew up. I'm confident that this will help me advance in the next stage of my career back in Canada.

    Sabine D.

    Journalism  — Algonquin College09

  • Sabine
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    My internship program in Washington, D.C. has completely changed my perspective on things and I feel like I really grew up. I'm confident that this will help me advance in the next stage of my career back in Canada.

    Sabine D.

    Journalism  — Algonquin College10

  • Sabine
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    My internship program in Washington, D.C. has completely changed my perspective on things and I feel like I really grew up. I'm confident that this will help me advance in the next stage of my career back in Canada.

    Sabine D.

    Journalism  — Algonquin College11

  • Sabine
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    My internship program in Washington, D.C. has completely changed my perspective on things and I feel like I really grew up. I'm confident that this will help me advance in the next stage of my career back in Canada.

    Sabine D.

    Journalism  — Algonquin College12

  • Sabine
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    My internship program in Washington, D.C. has completely changed my perspective on things and I feel like I really grew up. I'm confident that this will help me advance in the next stage of my career back in Canada.

    Sabine D.

    Journalism  — Algonquin College13

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