Study academic courses taught at local universities that broaden your perspective and nurture your personal growth. At the same time as working, you’ll be taking academic courses to earn you the credits you need. The classes are taught at local universities or with local faculty. The classes generally meet once or twice a week with your fellow students and course tutor. Grades are based on essays, exams, and sometimes oral presentations.
Taking a semester off of classes to work or volunteer isn’t always possible, or even desirable, for everyone. Some schools do not give academic credit for internships, and working full-time might make it harder to get back in the rhythm of classes when you get back home. A combination of study abroad and working in an internship is ideal for many students, as it allows you to continue with your coursework and gain valuable work experience simultaneously.
Many of our credit-granting institutions have students keep an academic journal of their experiences to earn credit for the internship, others have different requirements. You’ll need to find out what your credit-granting institution expects from you — and we can clarify that for you if you’re unclear.