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Check out these exciting non-Rollins opportunities for virtual global programs and remote global internships available through our partners!

Overview

We have worked with these organizations for many years and we know they offer high-quality study abroad programs. While virtual programs are different, we trust these organizations to make these experiences as meaningful as possible. For internships specifically, these are organizations with lots of experience managing internships and with diverse networks of internship placement organizations abroad. You will also have support and mentorship from program staff which will help you manage any challenges with the remote working model. For other virtual programs, you will be learning from faculty and staff based outside the US and will gain a global perspective on the program topics. 

  1. Students MUST register in RIPA with the Office of International Programs.
  2. Transfer of credits is not guaranteed on a non-Rollins program—please contact IP for more information.* 
  3. All students MUST complete a Study Abroad Transfer Credit Pre-Approval Form. You will need departmental approval to fulfill major or minor requirements. IP staff will help you with the transfer credit approval process as part of the RIPA application. 
  4. Financial Aid and institutional scholarships cannot be applied to a non-Rollins program.
  5. Students must still apply through International Programs.
  6. Students will pay all costs directly to the program sponsor or provider; however, students are required to pay a non-refundable $25 administrative and transfer credit fee. Payments will be posted to your Student Account Services account.
  7. Costs vary widely so research carefully to make sure you understand all the costs associated with a program—what is included in program fees and tuition, and what additional costs you may be responsible for.
  8. International students need to contact the Office of International Student & Scholar Services (Jenifer Ruby jruby@rollins.edu or Megan Kohr mkohr@rollins.edu) prior to applying for a virtual program. 
  9. A word on time zone differences: since all these programs will involve connecting with people in other parts of the world, you may have regular meetings/sessions etc. in the early morning and evening hours, depending on the program. Your ongoing work will generally be on your own schedule.

Kansai Gaidai University will be offering low-cost virtual courses to students. Students can take up to two courses, worth 3 credits each, online for about $95 (JPY 10,000).* Japanese language and specific content courses will be offered, focusing on Japan and Asia (usually in the areas of history, business, art, or culture). In the content courses, students will be mixed with Japanese students. Additionally, students are expected to participate in one session of intercultural engagement for 90 minutes/week. This offer is only available to students from partner institutions, so students must be nominated by IP before December 5, 2021. Please contact Katie Alonso (kalonso@rollins.edu) for more information.

Course Format:
  • Japanese (5-credit) 90mins. X 3 /week 【mostly live session】
    Kanji & Readings (3-credit) 90mins. X 2 /week 【mostly live session】
    Business Japanese (3-credit) 90mins. X 2 /week 【mostly live session】
    Translation: English into Japanese (3-credit) 90mins. X 2 /week 【TBA】
    Lectures (3-credit) 90mins. X 2 /week【one live session, one asynchronous session】
  • Nomination Period: November 16 – December 5, 2020
  • Application Period: November 23 – December 12, 2020
  • Course Notification: by December 23, 2020
  • Enrollment Confirmation & Payment: December 24, 2020 – January 16, 2021
  • Orientation Day: January 20, 2021
  • Classes Start: January 25, 2021
  • Classes End: May 20, 2021 (Final Exams: May 21- May 27, 2021)

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) will be offering FREE virtual courses for spring 2021. Courses can be found on the HKBU website. All courses will be taught entirely in English. Rollins students may take 1-2 courses at HKBU virtually for transfer credit.

Alongside regular classes, HKBU will run a wide-range of student-led activities such as a buddies scheme, cultural immersion activities and talks! Students MUST be nominated by Rollins IP to enroll and spaces are limited. For nomination and for more details about the credit approval and transfer process and limitations, please contact Katie Alonso (kalonso@rollins.edu) ASAP. 

Remote Global Internships

Global Placements Through CAPA’s Global Internship Partners in:
Barcelona | Buenos Aires | Dublin | Florence | London | Sydney | Shanghai
 

Gain international work experience and develop global professional competencies through CAPA's remote internships. In a world becoming more reliant on connecting, collaborating and performing virtually, our remote internships educate, enable and empower you to develop skills today that will prepare you for employers' needs of tomorrow. 

Gain international work experience and develop global professional competencies through CAPA's remote internships. In a world becoming more reliant on connecting, collaborating and performing virtually, our remote internships educate, enable and empower you to develop skills today that will prepare you for employers' needs of tomorrow. 

Learn to work and excel in a global environment with international colleagues and student peers from across the US, gain remote professional networking and social skills, and learn how to communicate and operate in an international context. Plus, benefit from the 3 or 6 credit Global Internship Course, which focuses on building personal and professional development skills alongside other CAPA internship students. The course is delivered by dynamic academic coaches in a collaborative environment.

CAPA has been placing US undergraduates in global internships for more than 25 years. CAPA works with each student to find a placement that directly connects to interests and career goals. CAPA offers a well-established and highly respected internship program with hundreds of remote intern abroad positions available for fall 2020 through our extensive network of placement sites across the globe.

Placements are available in a range of fields and industries, including:

Advertising & PR | Business | Communications | Data Analytics | Education | Finance | Fundraising & Philanthropy | Game Design & Development | Graphic Design | Healthcare & Life Sciences | Human Resources | Interior Design | IT & Computer Systems | Marketing & Communications | Sports Management | Video Editing & Animation | Web Design

Video: Sarah, a CAPA vlogger, discusses the reasons why she decided to intern remotely, and how a global internship benefits you as a future college grad.

The School for International Training (SIT) is offering Virtual Internships. Program fees will range program from program. 

SIT is offering Virtual Internships for Summer 2021 - application deadline: April 1, 2021

• Cameroon: Virtual Internship in Women’s Rights & Resilience in Conflict Situations
• Chile: Virtual Internship in Education and Social Change Organizations
• Ecuador: Virtual Internship in Environment, Conservation, and Eco Systems
• India: Virtual Internship in Environment, Development, and Sustainability
• Kenya: Virtual Internship in Public Health in the Tropics
• Malaysia: Virtual Internship in Finance or Social Entrepreneurship
• Netherlands: Virtual Internship in Sexuality, Gender & Non-Government Organizations
• Serbia: Transitional Justice, Human Rights & Memory Activism Internship
• South Africa: Virtual Internship in Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, and International Relations
• Vietnam: Virtual Internship in Development & Gender

Summer 2021 Online Languages- application deadline April 1, 2021
• India: Hindi Language (Beginning & Intermediate)
• Jordan: Arabic Language Studies (All Levels)
• Nepal: Tibetan Language (Beginning & Intermediate)

 For more information and to apply: https://studyabroad.sit.edu/programs/program-dates-availability/. 

IAU is offering its Virtual Experiences Program for the fall and spring semesters. These virtual programs will draw on IAU's expertise in experiential-based learning while taking advantage of our wide network of professional contacts in France, Spain, Morocco, the United Kingdom, as well as countries in Latin American and Asia.  Students will choose from academic courses, global internships, consulting projects,  social impact practicums/experiential learning projects, and virtual courses to customize their virtual experience.

Students can choose from the following:

  • Virtual Consulting Projects (3 units) - In this experience, students will engage in an industry-specific consulting project led by a professor in partnership with international organizations, where the organizations present a problem for the students to solve. Students apply strategic consulting practices to provide recommendations on how the organization might work to solve the issue/problem at hand. At the end of the course, students share their recommendations with the organization through a virtual professional presentation. Global Consulting Projects are available in the following areas/fields: art, business, communication, environmental studies, international relations/political science, and language (French/Spanish).
  • Virtual Social Impact Practicums: Experiential Learning Projects (3 units) - Experiential Learning Projects are academic courses that have an experiential learning project component. These project-based courses are offered within specific academic fields where students apply the skills they have learned to real-world problems and scenarios in partnership with international organizations and IAU community partners.  The course focuses on both the theoretical and experiential realms of course topics, in a variety of disciplines, enabling students to develop skills, knowledge, and values from practical experiences and ongoing reflection. Practicum courses can involve research, social impact initiatives, and community-based learning activities, theater, art, or project-based work, which is related to the course material. Virtual Social Impact Practicums are available in the following areas: art, art history, archaeology, museum studies, business, leadership studies, environmental studies, French, and international relations/political science.
  • Dates:
    • Fall 2020: September 29-December 16
    • Spring 2021: Mid-January through April
  • Application Deadlines:
    • Spring 2021: October 30
  • Program Cost:
    • 3 units: $1,125 (Consulting Project, Social Impact Practicum or Course)
  • For more information and to apply: https://iau.edu/virtual/semester.

ISA is offering a variety of internship and course options virtually for semester and during J-Term (4 weeks in January).

The Global Remote Internship Program provides students with the unique opportunity to gain practical 21st century skills, industry, connections, and international business experience through project-based learning. Participants will choose either group or individual placements. In either placement, students will work remotely from their own home and still gain valuable international experience while earning academic credit.

Individual placements: interns will be placed with companies/organizations in UK, Spain, or across Asia (including Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan and more). You will complete 200 hours of work (25 hours per week) plus additional hours for the accompanying internship course worth 6 credits. A variety of fields are available including marketing and communications, business and finance, international business, finance, fashion, software engineering, software/data science, education, tourism, and pre-law. 

Group projects: you will be assigned to a group of 3-5 other US institution student interns and you will collaborate on a project for an Australian company. Placement options include marketing, communications, business, international business, finance, software engineering, and computer science. You can choose to do either a 4-week or 8-week project. The 4-week group project is 100 hours of work plus the coursework for a 3-credit accompanying internship course, and the 8-week project is 200 hours of work plus the coursework for a 6-credit accompanying internship course. 

During the 4-week J-Term internship program, interns will be assigned teams of 3-5 based on their career interests and matched with a company in Australia. Each company presents a project, problem, or deliverable for their team to develop over the duration of the program. Additionally, each team will receive mentorship from a professional in the field to provide regular feedback and guidance. 

Additionally, courses will be offered virtually in J-Term and during the semester from South Korea, Spain, Italy, and Costa Rica, students can explore the language and culture of each location and gain global experience from the comfort of their homes (courses/locations vary depending on term). 

Application deadlines, program dates, and costs vary by program.

For more information and to apply, go here!

TEAN’s Global Remote Internship provides real-world, international work experience in a variety of fields plus university credit from the convenience of your home. Choose from part-time or full-time individual or group internships and work on a project from start to finish for a company, learning about the unique challenges and flexibility that being part of a remote team provides. Though online, the program is still fully supported by TEAN and the local internship coordinator. TEAN will guide you through the entire process, advising which position is best for your major, leading a Virtual Orientation, helping transfer credits and more.

Individual Placements: Choose from an 8-week or 16-week internship where you’ll work on a specific project from beginning to end at a company located in Asia in Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Japan, India or Vietnam. TEAN will help advise on which locations will be the best fit for your major. Some fields available include marketing and communications, business / international business, environment and sustainability, tourism, finance, data science / software, NGO / non-profit, law, and creative / graphic design.

  • Full-time internships: This individual internship placement option allows you to complete a remote internship over an 8-week period on a full-time basis, working a minimum of 32 hours per week (exact hours and work days will be determined by your internship supervisor, but students should expect to be working Monday to Friday). 
  • Part-time internships: This individual internship placement option allows you to complete a remote internship over a 16-week period on a part-time basis, working a minimum of 10 hours per week (exact hours and work days will be determined in consultation with your internship supervisor).
Group Internships: Students will be placed in groups of 3-5 other students with a company in Australia over 4 or 8 weeks. A variety of fields are available, including finance, marketing, international business, and entrepreneurship. 

  • Credits: Earn 3 credits for a 4-week internship, 6 credits for an 8-week internship or 4 credits for a 16-week part-time internship.
  • Cost: 
    • 4-week Group Placement: $1,875
    • 8-week Group Placement: $2,025
    • 8-week Individual Full-Time Placement: $2,450
    • 16-week Individual Part-Time Placement: $2,450

For more information and to apply: https://teanabroad.org/programs/global-remote-internship/

Acquaint yourself with the professional culture of another country while establishing an international network of colleagues, all from the comfort of your own home with an IFSA Remote International Internship. Whether placed in a family-owned business, non-profit organization, start-up incubator, or community group, this credit-bearing, project-based internship will enhance your ability to navigate a global, multicultural business world. We will work one-on-one with you to find the best-fit placement based on your personal background, skills, and goals—with opportunities in 13 countries and a wide range of fields, we are sure to identify something meaningful for you.

IFSA offers a wide array of semester-long, competitive, remote internship placements in a variety of disciplines and worldwide locations. Students will complete at least 120 hours in their placement throughout the term, and attend the online Remote International Internship Seminar every week (3 U.S. semester credit hours). Internships are jointly supervised by your internship site supervisor and the Remote International Internship Seminar instructor, and coordinated by the host country’s resident director. In addition, the IFSA Global Flagship locations will sponsor professional development and virtual networking sessions throughout the semester.

Your placement’s office will be located in one of the following countries: Argentina, Australia, China, Czech Republic, England* (starting Fall 2021), India, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Scotland, or Spain! Placements available in Business Development, Communications, Education, Finance, Global Health, Information Technology, Hospitality, Marketing, Media, Non-Profit Management, Social Causes, and Sustainability.

SPRING 2021

Priority Application Deadline: November 15, 2020
Standard Application Deadline: December 1, 2020
Program Dates: February 1 — April 30, 2021
Program Fee: $1,450

SUMMER 2021 – Session 1

Application Deadline: March 15, 2021
Program Dates: Late May — Mid-July 2021
Program Fee: $1,450

SUMMER 2021 – Session 2

Application Deadline: April 15, 2021
Program Dates: Late June — Mid-August 2021
Program Fee: $1,450

FALL 2021

Application Deadline: June 15, 2021
Program Dates: Early September — Late November 2021
Program Fee: $1,450

For more information and to apply, click here: https://ifsa-butler.org/remote-international-internships/ 

The Global Livingston Institute (GLI) is a unique organization doing a range of community development work in Uganda in partnership with Ugandan locals. Their mission is: Listen, Think, Act. They are offering a Global Scholars Fellowship program: an intensive, non-credit-bearing academic experience. Students will engage with GLI staff in Uganda and connect with Ugandan experts and people working in community development and related fields in East Africa. Students will also conduct group research projects related to GLI’s work in Uganda—these will be based on students interests and experience and may include improved long-term public health strategies for a rural community responding to COVID-19 Pandemic, implementation plan/strategy for improved Early Childhood Education programs with focus on literacy, how to improve Hospitality systems/practices for a Ugandan Hotel/Community Center, a deep dive into sustainability (agriculture & solar) system and research in East Africa and advising local partners on best practices for the future or assessing the replicability of GLI's Public Health Music Festival in other communities/countries. Students will have 25-30 contact hours plus additional individual work.

The next cohort of the Global Scholars Fellowship Program will take place from October 19th through November 20th, 2020This program is a 5-week interactive online classroom & research experience geared towards both undergraduate & graduate students across all disciplines. The program will feature weekly lecture series and discussions with key community development leaders from US & East Africa; involvement in collaborative research projects focused on several community development sectors; and remote mentoring/advisory support from the GLI team. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

  • 5 weeks from October 19th - November 20th, 2020
  • Applications due September 25th
  • $750 program fee
  • No-credit

Elizabeth Smith, a junior at Rollins and a music major, participated in the GLI virtual program in the summer and has this to say about the program: "For me, I learned so much, and every part of it was impactful! The most impactful part of my GLI internship was learning about survivors from the LRA, human trafficking, and the Rwandan genocide. [I] shifted from not really have a background in international development to someone who has a much clearer picture."

Although these programs are priced reasonably, we know you may still be interested in funding opportunities.