Why send your students on another institution’s programs when you could offer your own? All it takes is to become an Affiliate or Partner of the most experienced provider of internships abroad – Educational Programmes Abroad (EPA).
International Internships Add Value
Having a strong international component in the curriculum has become increasingly important for American universities and colleges. Students themselves are demanding it, too. They’re increasingly aware of the advantage of having international internship experience listed on their resumes.
Setting up a serious and credit-worthy college-level internship program requires time and money, and organizing internships overseas presents a whole range of challenges and potential problems. Many institutions are realizing the ease and rewards of partnering with a specialist internship provider such as EPA.
Why choose EPA?
EPA (Educational Programmes Abroad) was the first organization to offer pre-professional overseas internships for American undergraduates. Since 1976 we have placed students in internships in European cities from London to Berlin. In addition to our wide range of excellent internships and our rigorous academic courses, we provide a strong support system for our students.
As a private service provider, we are not an accredited institution and therefore the academic credit for our programs must be awarded by one of our sponsoring institutions or from the individual colleges or universities sending their own students. Why not join with us as an Affiliate or a Partner and begin offering quality overseas internships in a structured and supportive environment to your students?
What it involves
All the administrative services overseas. Courses, internship placements, housing, orientation program, and on-going staff support for your students for the duration of the program. Any materials you need to analyze and approve the overseas courses, including detailed course descriptions, syllabi and curriculum vitae of the instructors. Final course grades and internship supervisors’ reports.
Your Institution Provides
Academic credit. Most schools will give half a semester’s credit for the internship, with the remaining credit given for the two academic courses. The schools sets its own institutional guidelines for granting credit to their students for the internship portion of the program and pay EPA on a per student basis only. There is no annual fee and no commitment to a minimum number of students per annum.
Partnerships — for a more bespoke program.
If you are looking for a more tailored option, then you may prefer an EPA Partnership agreement. As a Partner, everything can be tailored to your school’s own requirements. Our depth and range of contacts means that we can establish and administer any type of internship program you wish. A typical Partnership Program would involve a group of 10 — 20 students on varied internships across a number of different sectors.
Some partners have used EPA’s expertise to enhance their own faculty-led programs. EPA takes care of all of the logistics including securing housing for the professor as well as a location to instruct their course. If short trips for your group are desired, EPA can arrange those, too. This takes a lot of pressure off of professors and administrators and allows them to offer a faculty-led program that is also enhanced by the practical experience of an international internship.
Spring and fall semester programs are available at all sites. Summer programs are available in London, Brussels, and Bonn.