Imagine living and working for three months in another country. Through the International Experience Program, you can!
Due to immigration laws and visa regulations, international internships are typically unpaid, but the cultural and educational benefits often more than make up for this, as students attest.
Moreover, an international experience doesn't necessarily cost much more than spending a semester on campus. Financial aid and scholarhip funding can help. For example, the Freeman Foundation provides extra funding for students going to Singapore or Hong Kong.
International experiences can take place in fall, spring or summer semester. Students in any major can participate, although certain locations offer better employment prospects in certain fields. Students in a mandatory co-op program may complete an international internship in place of one co-op rotation.
UC works with the Global Career Center (GCC) to manage and maintain the quality of these programs. GCC helps students with overseas housing, finding a job, finding financial aid, completing necessary documents, and student travel discounts.
Click on a city name for complete program details. Many programs have been temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. We are working to reinstate them as soon as circumstances allow.