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Study Abroad & Exchange

Virtual International Courses & Internships

The Study Abroad & Exchange Office is collaborating with our affiliate program providers in offering virtual international courses and internships. This is an excellent opportunity for students to receive academic credit while gaining an international experience in a virtual format.

Students may take part in virtual international courses or virtual international internships through programs offered by our partners at AIFS, Global Experiences and USAC. Please note, students must meet with Study Abroad Advisor, Kenya Chavez(opens in new window), before applying to any of the programs listed below, by scheduling a Zoom appointment(opens in new window).

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USAC Online Global Perspectives: Virtual Courses and Internships(opens in new window)
 

Participants may earn academic credit by enrolling in virtual international courses, a virtual international internship or both through USAC Online Global Perspectives programs. USAC is waiving the application fee for 2020-21 to allow students to apply to the Global Perspectives Program at no financial risk. Students that participate may earn up $500 in program fee credit(opens in new window) towards a future USAC Specialty Program abroad.

Online Courses(opens in new window)

Students can take advantage of the opportunity to enroll in a part-time or full-time course load taught by select USAC faculty based in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa while earning academic credit. The minimum GPA to apply is a 2.0. In addition to language courses, offerings include some of USAC’s most popular courses in a variety of disciplines. Global Perspectives Online Courses are available in the following areas of study: 

  • Business 
    • Operations Management 
    • International Business Management 
    • Marketing Principles 
  • Diverse Perspectives
    • Caste, Class, and Gender in India 
    • Ethnic Conflict and Diversity in Europe 
    • Population and Poverty 
  • Health and Wellness 
    • Global Health Psychology 
    • Nutrition Across the Lifespan 
    • Health Care Services 
  • International Affairs
    • Latin America and its Cultures 
    • Peoples and Cultures of Africa 
    • Modern Chinese Culture and Society 
  • Language and Literature
    • Spanish (Elementary to Advanced) 
    • French (Elementary to Advanced) 
    • Chinese (Intermediate to Advanced) 
    • German (Elementary to Intermediate) 

For more information about the program, eligibility requirements, fees, deadlines, and information on how to apply, see the USAC Global Perspectives Online Courses website(opens in new window) and FAQs(opens in new window) page.
 
Virtual Internships(opens in new window)

Through a USAC virtual internship, participants may gain professional work experience, learn more about a future career field and develop an appreciation for the workplace culture of their placement country. Three-credit virtual internships are arranged by USAC Specialty Program directors with local companies, NGOs, and governmental organizations. Virtual internships include an online course component where students learn how culture is reflected in the workplace and develop skills necessary for success in the global workforce. Students may explore future career interests by working virtually through a USAC virtual internship. Participants may combine a USAC international internship with online courses through the Global Perspectives Program. Global Perspectives Virtual Internships are available in the following fields: 

  • Digital marketing and social media management 
  • Business 
  • Event planning 
  • Electrical/Control Engineering 
  • Translation 
  • Social welfare/Social services 
  • English language instruction 
  • Journalism 
  • Research/Grant-Writing 
  • Health/Wellness
  • Computer science
  • Graphic design/3-D modeling

For more information about the program, eligibility requirements, fees, deadlines, and information on how to apply, see the USAC Global Perspectives Virtual Internships website(opens in new window) and FAQs(opens in new window) page. 

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Global Experiences Virtuoso: Virtual International Internships(opens in new window) 

Students may apply for a virtual international internship placement for fall 2020 through our affiliates at Global Experiences. Students may earn academic credit(opens in new window), work online with a vetted employer, and continue exploration of the world, virtually. Participants may intern with companies in countries around the world from Europe, to Central America, to Oceania and receive a transcript from GE’s school of record, Fairfield University. Featured career fields include Business(opens in new window), Marketing(opens in new window), Finance, Accounting(opens in new window), Graphic Design(opens in new window), IT(opens in new window), SEO(opens in new window), Journalism(opens in new window) and more. Internship placement examples (PDF) include:

  • IT and Business for Artificial Intelligence App
  • Graphic Design with a Global Game Manufacturer
  • Sports Marketing for an International Powerhouse
  • Finance Internship with Fund Administrators
  • International Business Market Research Internship
  • And more(opens in new window)!

Deadlines vary. See the GE Virtuoso website(opens in new window) and FAQs (PDF) page for information about deadlines, programs, eligibility requirements, fees, and how to apply.

 
 
For more information on virtual programs, please contact studyabroad@csuchico.edu(opens in new window)
Virtual Info Sessions

Where: ZOOM

Tuesdays from 4–5 p.m.
Thursdays from 11 a.m.–noon
Fridays from 2–3 p.m.

*Click on one of the links provided above to attend
**Offered virtually every week except for holidays, dead week and finals

Important Deadlines
AIFS & USAC
  • Fall & AY: April 15th
  • Spring: October 15th
  • Summer: April 1st
  • Winter: October 15th 

Important Note:

Some USAC/AIFS programs have an earlier deadline.

CSU IP
  • Fall & AY: Feb 15th
  • Spring & Cal: Sept. 15th
Direct Exchange
  • Fall & AY: March 15th
  • Spring: October 1st
Faculty-Led Programs
  • Varies by Program
Gilman Scholarship
  • October 6th (11:59 CDT)
Global Experiences
  • Fall: Varies
  • Spring: Varies
  • Summer: Varies
National Student Exchange
  • Fall & AY: February 20th
  • Spring: October 1st