Internships, Research, and Service Learning Abroad


How are you managing the rising demand for experiential learning abroad on your campus? Discover how the design and administration of these learning opportunities differ from traditional study abroad programs. This workshop covers the essentials for adapting your knowledge set for program design and logistics of research, internship, and service learning abroad programs. Discuss with experts the range of programs available and how to choose the best options for your institution.

Workshop Objectives

  • Consider necessary differences in program development, implementation and administration of these models reflecting institutional context and commitment.
  • Identify adaptations needed to engage in high quality, career-driven advising practices.
  • Build an internship, service learning, and research abroad portfolio that addresses the capacities of your institution and assesses provider programs.

Workshop Agenda

  • Traditional Education Abroad vs. work abroad
  • Expanding your program portfolio
  • Facilitating program placements
  • Identifying destinations
  • Defining Educational Outcomes

What Participants Are Saying

  • this workshop was solid and I enjoyed meeting other colleagues interested in this area. It's given me good food for thought when it comes to developing future internships and research opportunities abroad. Thanks! -2017 Annual Conference workshop participant
  • The workshop was hands-on, I left with developed ideas for programmes and had already began to develop the programmes through the case studies used. -2016 Annual Conference workshop participant
  • I realize how much additional work needs to be done, and that internships, etc. are a different animal than study abroad. After the workshop, I have a good place to start. -2016 Annual Conference workshop participant


Education abroad and career services professionals who are currently involved in, or aspiring to, the responsibilities and tasks of designing, implementing, and managing internship, services learning and/or research opportunities abroad for students. Participants should have a minimum of three years of experience in education abroad.