Other Opportunities Abroad
Intern? Research? Volunteer? Many other opportunities are available abroad!
Whether you are looking to complete an internship, immerse yourself in the academic rigor of
research or give your time and talent through volunteering, many service-learning opportunities are available through outside providers and other Universities' programs. These programs vary in length, dates offered, cost (and what it covers), language, living accommodations, credit, average number of participants per trip and their categories, so it is likely that you will be able to find a program that fits your needs.
When choosing a program from an outside provider, be careful and be wary of companies that are not legitimate. You should also pay to attention to whether or not the program is accredited. To receive financial aid, the program must be accredited. If you need to participate on a program that is accredited, be sure to check to see what the courses offered are equivalent to at SCSU. If you find a program you're interested in, schedule an appointment with our Education Abroad Coordinator to answer any of these questions.
Interning abroad programs are a once in a lifetime opportunity to take advantage of learning abroad while gaining valuable professional experience.
Description: This partner company of St Cloud State Education Abroad has sent over 20,000 students abroad over the past 20 years.
Features: Scholarships available.
Program: Wide range of internship opportunities in companies focused on Communications, Business, Education, Law, Arts & Film, Engineering, IT, Hospitality, Environmental Science, and many others primarily located in Australia and New Zealand.
Teaching English in China
Description: Teach English in China for 6 months or 1 year.
Deadlines: March 1 for July start and November 1 for February start
More Information: Please contact Cher Wang at email@example.com
Participating in research-abroad programs is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience rigorous academic research outside the United States.
Description: Sponsored by the U.S. State Department, this program financially supports individually-designed programs while facilitating cultural exchange.
Features: Applicants design their own programs, which may include university coursework, independent library or field research, professional training in the arts and other fields, or a combination of these or other projects.
Program: Applicants choose from over 140 countries to research in.
Description: Sponsored by the U.S. State Department. It is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study and advanced research worldwide.
Program: Fulbright Student Grants are available for programs in over 140 countries.
Follow current Fulbright recipient, Lindsay Giacomino on her blog: Mi Vida Colombiana - Fulbright Scholar, Colombia
Eligibility: Students should have a GPA of 3.4 or higher and be independent, mature, and motivated with a strong interest in an academic/research career.
Features: Students typically take 15 credits on the program. Subjects include Cognitive Psychology, Personal Rights in German and American Civil Law, Economics, OrganicChemistry, Chinese Studies The Distribution of EnvironmentalResources in Africa, and Development of Nanoparticle Enhanced NF Membranes.
Program: Locations of participating universities include Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland
Volunteering abroad is a rewarding way to experience the world while giving back to the host country you are placed in.
Description: GoAbroad.com was launched to fill an information void in the area of international student travel. GoAbroad.com was conceptualized to provide a one-stop information center for students wishing to travel internationally.
Features: Searchable database of volunteer programs abroad, scholarships, and other opportunities.
Program: Number of programs found in a search by region on January 6, 2009 – Africa (1,059); Asia (1,128); Australia & Oceania (68); Western Europe (253); Central America (449); Caribbean (79); North America (227); Middle East (32); South America (887); Eastern Europe & Russia (112).
Extra: Go Abroad offers an excellent scholarship search to help assist with scholarship searches for volunteer abroad programs. Something to look for is the “verified” logo, indicating the program has been looked into:
Description: Transitions Abroad Publishing is a pioneering magazine, a publisher of books on work, study, travel and living abroad, and now a unique Web portal and Webzine. They have long been recognized as pioneers in publishing travel articles which range from expert advice to useful tips to insightful first-hand participant reports from around the globe.
Features: Programs for volunteer work and vacations abroad, reports from volunteers abroad, articles on volunteer work and vacations abroad, student volunteer service abroad articles, teen volunteer programs, senior-friendly volunteer vacations abroad, websites for volunteering abroad, and resources and publications on volunteering overseas.
Program: Hundreds of links to sites with volunteer opportunities that are split up into region and country.
Extra: Transitions Abroad Publishing offers contests for writing submissions about experiences abroad, with prizes ranging from $50-$500.
Description: Cross-Cultural Solutions is a non-profit organization founded in 1995. CCS has been operating international volunteer programs for over 10 years, with over 4,000 volunteers participating each year.
Features: Website featuring the programs offered by the company Cross-Cultural Solutions.
Program: Volunteer Abroad is available in over 20 sites and 12 countries: Brazil, China, Costa Rica (3 sites), Ghana, Guatemala (2 sites), India (2 sites), Morocco, Peru (2 sites), Russia, South Africa (2 sites), Tanzania (3 sites), and Thailand (2 sites).
Length: 2-12 weeks.
Dates Offered: Year round.
What Cost Covers: Customized volunteer placement, Cultural & Learning Activities, lodging at a CCS Home-Base, all meals, in-country transportation, experienced and professional full-time staff, pre-departure materials and support, all local and incoming international phone calls, a 24-hour emergency hotline, and travel medical insurance.
Description: Go Overseas is an online directory of opportunities to teach abroad, learn abroad, volunteer abroad, and intern abroad, including reviews and interviews with past program alumni.
Features: Programs all over the world with different benefits to each program. You can read reviews on programs from alumni and search a wide variety of programs from around the world.
Program: Volunteer programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Middle East, North America, Central America, and South America
Length: Different for each program
Dates Offered: Year round.
What Cost Covers: The cost of each program is different. Each program's costs cover different things.
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