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Virtual Summer Progams

The Center for Education Abroad in conjunction with our 
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international partners, is excited to offer several virtual global opportunities for students during the summer 2020 term!  These virtual opportunities are not meant to take the place of a physical abroad experience however they offer valuable academic and intercultural experiences and exposure to cross-cultural competencies.  In the midst of the current pandemic, more and more companies are operating remotely around the world. A virtual summer global internship offers students the opportunity of professional experiences and development in a remote work setting as well as exposure to the cultural differences in how companies operate and how they have embraced remote operations around the world.

Explore the following opportunities and contact an education abroad advisor with any questions:

Please note: The $375 Summer Study Abroad Fee has been waived for all virtual programs.

Absolute Internships

About the Program:

This is a project-based internship experience that can be done from a remote location, without the need to be physically present at the office during office hours. You'll be completing your work without a commute and directly from your own laptop!

Remote internships will allow you to market yourself to future employers, prove your worth remotely at no travel cost, and kick-start an international career from anywhere.

When completing a remote internship program, many of the same aspects of an in-person internship will remain, including meetings with your supervisor and teammates, mentoring, virtual career speakers and career development workshops, growing your network and realize your potential.

Length of Program: 4-16 weeks starting July 6
Credits: N/A
Cost: $2,000 (scholarships available)
Deadline: Rolling deadline - 6-8 weeks before the intended start date.

Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (Peru) – Field School Program

About the Program 

Live Online Courses will provide you the opportunity to learn and do research in an specific field led by some of the most prestigious faculty members and scholars from PUCP in a virtual environment.

With these courses, you will establish conversations with our teachers from different academic areas and students from all over the world. By the end of the program, you will have expanded your knowledge of Peruvian history and culture, improved your ability to analyze social aspects and contributed to the satisfaction of needs by applying theoretical concepts to local problems.

The 2020 edition offers 3 online courses. Every course holds a minimum of 32 academic hours (2 credits) and a maximum of 20 participants for a better interaction during the class. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance and an Official Transcript from PUCP upon approval of the course

Length of Program: 5 weeks starting July 1 to August 7
Credits: 2 Credits
Cost: Between $345 and $495 per course
Deadline: June 22

Institute For American Universities

About the Program

This 6-week virtual program will draw on the Institute for American University's expertise in experiential-based learning while taking advantage of their wide network of professional contacts in France, Spain, Morocco, and beyond. Students will choose from academic courses, global internships, consulting projects, and social impact practicum's/experiential learning projects to customize their summer virtual experience.

Length of Program: 6 weeks starting July 1 to August 12
Credits: 3-6 units
Cost: $1,200 - $1,800
Deadline: June 15

CAPA: The Global Education Network

About the Program

This six-week fully online summer study abroad program gives you insight into the significant ways in which Global Cities have been imagined, invented, and transformed by globalization.

Go online this summer with CAPA and engage in a meaningful global experience without leaving home. CAPA’s online study abroad program uses our innovative Globally Networked Learning technology, which enables you to interact and engage with faculty and other students across our Global City centers.

Choose from a range of courses across CAPA's global sites, covering a variety of disciplines such as art history, business, finance, history, marketing, political science, writing, and urban/global studies, plus an optional remote global internship placement and accompanying Global Internship Course. Choose courses online from Barcelona, Dublin, Florence, London, and Sydney. Earn 3, 6 or 9 credits.

Length of Program: 6 weeks starting July 6 to August 14
Credits: Up to two 3-credit courses
Cost: $750 per course 
Deadline: June 29 (deadlines may be flexible)

Arcadia University Global Studies

About the Program

Join Arcadia faculty in London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Barcelona, Granada, Athens or Rome for a range of fascinating online courses and internships to earn up to nine credits in eight weeks. Choose one course per session and add on an internship if you wish. Virtual internship placements* are with employers in London, Rome and Athens.

This innovative program will enable you to have a version of study abroad, joining an online community of students taught by Arcadia faculty overseas who are eager to bring you into the world of their course and of their location. Let’s make the most of Summer 2020!

*Placements are on a first come, first served basis so early application is recommended.

Length of Program: July 6 to July 31
Credits: 3 credits
Cost: $1,500 per course
Deadline: June 15 and July 15