Work / Intern / Volunteer Abroad

Resources for professionals who assist students with overseas experiences to complement the academic program.

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Supporting Students Abroad in a World of Microaggressions

A microaggression is defined as a subtle but offensive comment or action directed at a minority or other nondominant group that is often unintentional or unconsciously reinforces a stereotype. In recent years, many universities have sought to raise awareness among

Aug 15, 2017
Work, Intern, Volunteer & Research Abroad: Funding Resources for Students

Funding Resources for Students Interning Abroad Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. To be

Jun 12, 2017
Creating an Academic Framework for International Internships

According to the 2015 Institute for International Education Open Doors report, 19,000 students participated in for-credit international internships, while another 22,181 students reported participating in "non-credit work, internships, and volunteering abroad". As the number of students taking part in experiential

Mar 24, 2017
Work, Intern, Volunteering/Service-learning & Research Abroad (WIVRA) Programs: A Document for Students This student-focused resource was compiled by the EA KC’s Subcommittee on Work, Internships, Volunteer and Research Abroad (WIVRA) and includes a series of advising basics for students seeking experiential learning programs abroad. Feb 15, 2017
Benefits of Interning Abroad for Students

Are you considering interning abroad? Below are some resources that will help you make your decision. The Global Marketplace and Internships Abroad - International Educator Magazine The Benefits of Internships Abroad - Four Lifelong Benefits You Get From

Feb 14, 2017
Considerations for Visas for Internships Abroad

There is not one agreed upon definition of internship and the use and interpretation of the term are different throughout the world. As such, it's important to identify a lot of details about the experience when determining what visa is

Nov 03, 2016
Academic Frameworks for Internships and Service Programs

A resource based on the Collegial Conversation held on August 25, 2016 Academic frameworks refers to curricular and co-curricular mechanisms that help to structure, facilitate, and assess the learning that takes place through experiential education. This collegial conversation looked at

Nov 02, 2016
2016 Best Practices for International Internships: University and Provider Perspectives

Jennifer Baird of Georgia Tech and Alex Paisner of Global Experiences review WIVRA's resources available for international internship programming, and compare best practices for both in-house and partnered program models.

Oct 03, 2016
Doing More with Less: Career Integration Tips and Best Practices for IE Professionals A practical discussion about how to add more to on campus international program delivery and maximize the impact of abroad experience on students’ career re-entry. This webinar spoke to a variety of models with varying levels of resources. Oct 03, 2016
Academic Frameworks for Internships and Service Programs

As more students seek to maximize the career value of study abroad by pursuing international internship and service-learning programs, the need for establishing an academic framework for these types of programs has become increasingly apparent. Join us for a collegial

Jul 13, 2016
Education Abroad Advising

Education abroad is an evolving field. The adviser is required to support a wide variety of student needs throughout their education abroad experience. This six week, self-paced course guides you through the demands often faced throughout the education abroad cycle, providing you with best practices, and tools to use

Oct 30, 2015
Managing Student Participation in Noncredit Programs Abroad

The number of students participating in noncredit internships programs, including internships, service learning, and volunteering abroad, continues to rise. But with many students enrolling independently, without involvement from their home institution, how can participation be recorded, monitored, and assessed for any risk or safety issues?

Aug 10, 2015
Developing an International Internship Program

Developing an International Internship Program is your guide to creating robust internship programs that prepare students for a globalized and highly competitive workforce. 

Aug 28, 2014
Creating an Effective Study Abroad Career Integration Plan on Your Campus

Presenters will explore the model student "Study Abroad Career Plan" developed in conjunction with the 2013 NAFSA webinar, "Helping Students Translate Study Abroad" for the Job Search.

Aug 21, 2014
Internships, Service-Learning, and Volunteering Abroad: Successful Models and Best Practices

This Collegial Conversation will focus on a rapidly-expanding type of education abroad: internships, service-learning and volunteering.

Apr 21, 2014
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