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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.