Study Abroad with Internship
Engaging with local organizations and issues beyond the classroom
Structured experiential learning provides an excellent opportunity for students to enrich their time abroad while gaining experience, skills, and perspectives that will advance their academic program and career planning.
The McCulloch Center has identified courses that have a rigorous academic basis with an embedded experiential learning component. Students who elect the courses listed below will receive credit here for the required course that accompanies the internship or other experience. The usual criteria for credit transfer apply: the course must be graded, students must earn a C- or better, the course must appear on the originating program or university’s official transcript, maximum of 16 credits per semester.
Only courses of this type that appear on this list qualify for credit; students who elect courses that are designated as internships or community service in other programs will not receive credit for those courses.
Many other programs offer experiential learning and hands-on research opportunities through more traditional liberal arts courses, and by facilitating volunteer or service work on a not-for-credit basis.
Approved Courses with an embedded experiential learning component
|Location||Organization/Program||Nature of Course|
|Argentina (Buenos Aires)||CIEE Liberal Arts Program||Seminar on Community Services & Volunteerism|
|Austria (Vienna)||IES European Society & Culture||Internship seminar|
|China (Beijing)||CET Chinese Studies & Internship Program||Internship Course: Working in China: Service, Culture, & Internships|
|China (Shanghai)||MHC/Alliance Program, Economic Transformation & Business Challenges in China||Internship course|
|Czech Republic (Prague)||CIEE Central European Studies||Internship Program course|
|Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo)||CIEE Liberal Arts Program||Seminar on Living & Learning Development Internship Course|
|Germany (Berlin)||IES Language & Area Studies||Internship course|
|Germany (Freiburg)||IES European Union||Internship seminar|
|Ghana (Legon)||CIEE Arts & Sciences Program||Internship course|
|Greece (Athens)||Arcadia University Center for Hellenic, Mediterranean, and Balkan Studies||Research Project and Internship|
|India (Pune)||IFSA Contemporary India Program||Students must elect an Academic Internship, Directed Research, or Documentary Film Project|
|Italy (Milan)||IES Italy Today||Internship seminar|
|Italy (Rome)||IES Language & Area Studies||Internship seminar|
|Jordan (Amman)||CET Middle East Studies & Internship Program||Internship course: Issues in the Jordanian Workplace|
|Morroco (Rabat)||AMIDEAST Area and Arabic Language Studies Program||Community-Based Learning in the MENA Region|
|Spain (Madrid)||IES Language & Area Studies||Internship seminar|
|Spain (Salamanca)||IES Study in Salamanca||Internship seminar|
|Switzerland (Geneva)||Smith College International Studies Program (Track A, Geneva International Internship Semester)||Practicum in International Organizations|
|Multiple locations; see the complete list of approved programs on our website||SIT (School for International Training)||Every SIT program includes an Independent Study Project (ISP), which generally may consist of a traditional research project, a practicum-based research project, or a creative-based project. Note that MHC does not approve the SIT Internships, now offered in many locations as an option, so students must choose the ISP.|