Academic Credit for International Internships

All Global Experiences' international internship programs are designed to complement a student's academic degree program. There are many options for gaining credit for your internship abroad program and to use financial aid if applicable. Our team is experienced and ready to help with any questions relating to gaining credit for your experience abroad.


Fairfield University is a private Jesuit university founded in 1942 in Fairfield, Connecticut, well known for their committment to international education. Fairfield is also a study abroad provider to many other U.S. and global universities through maintain many overseas study centers with the largest in Florence, Italy.

In 2016 Fairfield and Global Experiences partnered to develop a school of record relationship that will allow academic experiential credit to be available for both Fairfield and non-Fairfield students. It is our collective goal that access to credit and financial aid options will increase access and opportunities to more students. 

School of Record

Global Experiences offers up to 12 academic credits through Fairfield University for its summer and semester programs.

If your university does not offer academic credit for your internship and you’re looking to earn credit its possible that you can receive transfer credit through our School of Record: Fairfield University. Please let us know upon application if you would like to register for credit for your program.

Option 1: Summer, 6 Credits, $600

Option 2: Semester, up to 12 Credits, max $1,800


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Home School

Home School

Does your university offer academic internship credit for your degree? If they do and you’re seeking credit for your internship, you’re all set! Work with your GE adviser and university academic adviser to confirm exactly what is required for your assessment of your internship. This might include an approval form, supervision evaluation or other materials. Be aware that this may involve a tuition fee paid to your university. You must make arrangements for credit at time of application and before you arrive to your program location.

Faculty Leader

If you’re participating in a customized faculty-led program through your university, you will have a faculty leader monitoring your internship either on-site or remotely. That faculty leader will assess your performance and also issue a grade for your course. Any issues with your coursework on-site should be related to both your faculty leader and your GE location coordinator.

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No Credit

No Credit

If you don’t need to be earning academic credit to participate in the program. Many participants enroll in a GE internship without receiving credit. Please note that any decisions on whether or not an experience is credit-bearing MUST be made prior to departure. It is often very challenging to secure academic credit upon return if not agreed upon beforehand.

Customize with Us

We love to develop new ways for students to experience interning abroad. If you have a new idea for a model that you don’t see described here? Let us know!


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