Ever wonder how your major will apply in the real world? Are you thinking about the career path you will take after graduation? By conducting an internship or research project abroad, you can increase the return on your study abroad experience as you build a professional skill set and confidence in your field.
Get an up-close view of politics working alongside senators in Australian Parliament. Examine robotics with lead researchers in Japan. Help teach English to schoolchildren in Chile. UCEAP has partnered with organizations in some 29 countries worldwide to develop exciting internships and research in education, government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and in various industries in the private sector.
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Chile: Internships + ResearchSet within the vibrant capital city of Santiago, UCEAP has partnered with numerous NGOs, businesses, government offices, radio stations, and schools to connect you with an internship for academic credit (either to replace a course or for partial units). Whether your interest is in teaching and education, promoting sustainability, or the legal field, there are a variety of options to help you build career skills. See examples of student projects.
The Japanese tradition of mono zukuri (the “spirit of creation”) embodies this full-time research program at Osaka University, a pioneering institution driving exciting advances in the fields of robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology. You will work alongside grad students and lead researchers at the Frontier Lab on topics related to your field of study.
With Spanish among the top three world languages, studies in Spain will benefit you anywhere your travels and future career take you. While taking classes at the nationally-acclaimed Autonomous University of Barcelona, you can conduct an internship in a field of your choosing. UCEAP has developed a vast portfolio of opportunities across such fields as psychology, law, urban development, marketing, and more.
Vikings and medieval charm aside, the Swedish college town of Lund will surprise you with its progressive society. English is widely spoken here, and it is among the most affordable study abroad destinations in Europe. At the prestigious Lund University, you may conduct hands-on research or lab work with a faculty member. Internships are organized through the Biological Sciences and Engineering departments. See examples of student projects.