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Intern Abroad for Academic Credit

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As a CIS Abroad participant on an intern abroad program, credit can be earned in two ways.

Option 1: Transferable credit arranged through CIS Abroad

You can earn between 3-12 credits through our partnership with Jacksonville University. Internship credit through Jacksonville University will be reflected as JU 390 – Global Internship on your official Jacksonville University transcript, as well as the range of credits available. Most interns select the 3 or 6 credit options. Interns who need 9 to 12 credits must be enrolled in a 12 – 16 week long program to meet the necessary contact hours.


  • Interns must have completed a minimum of 60 hours (approximately 2 full years) of college or university credit before going on the program.
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5

A fee of $75 per credit hour will be added to the program invoice for interns who wish to receive credit from Jacksonville University.

Prices will range as follows:

3 credits = $225
6 credits = $450
9 credits = $675
12 credits = $900

How is credit given?
You will be enrolled in our Intern Abroad online course. Credit will be assessed and given based on the successful completion of a variety of assignments. Assignments include papers, reflection papers, and evaluations and will be assessed on a pass/fail basis unless other arrangements are made with CIS Abroad. All interns completing the coursework for credit will also automatically earn the Working Across Cultures Micro-Credential (see below).

  • Completion 2 Pre-departure Sections of online Working Across Cultures coursework, including completing worksheets, and Challenge Reflections.
  • Completion of 8 onsite Sections of the online Working Across Cultures coursework, including completing worksheets, and Challenge Reflections.
  • Mid-term Online Evaluation completed by intern
  • Mid-term and Final Evaluations completed by internship supervisor
  • Final video, elevator speech and updated LinkedIn profile reflecting on internship

Credit is given in letter grade format (A,B,C,D,F). The amount of credit is awarded based on the number of hours interned: 135 hours = 3 credits, 270 hours = 6 credits, 405 = 9 credits, 540 = 12 credits. Interns will receive instructions on how to request their official JU transcript. Transcripts can be sent electronically or mailed to a physical address. Transcripts will be available for request 3-4 weeks after the program ends stating the grade and the number of credits earned. The number of hours that can be completed depends on type of internship and location.

Jacksonville University, CIS Abroad’s accrediting partner, is a SACSCOC-accredited institution.

Option 2: Credit arranged through your home institution

Many students are able to arrange credit approval through their home universities. Contact your study abroad office, academic advisor, or career services to see if this option is available at your school!

What’s the difference between a grade report and a transcript?

A transcript is an official document, issued by an accredited college or university, that lists the course taken, credits earned, and grade earned. A grade report is an unofficial document that includes the same details, but issued by CIS Abroad.