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Why CIS Abroad for Customized Intern Abroad Programs?
As US universities work to internationalize their curriculum, many educators are seeking to identify programs that closely align with the needs of various departments on campus. Additionally, students are increasingly looking to gain career experience and exposure prior to graduating. CIS Abroad can help you to develop a custom program that allows you to control the academic and experiential components so that students can fulfill meaningful coursework in their major and minor fields. Plugging into our existing program infrastructure, but making it your own, means you don’t have to build a program from scratch! The result is a quality program that’s a good fit for your students.
When venturing into uncharted territory, or a new destination for your university, there is a lot of initial work involved to ensure program quality and student safety. Plugging into an existing CIS Abroad program location allows you to expand your offerings without needing additional resources. Custom program options are available in locations in which CIS Abroad currently operates semester, summer, or january programs.
Don’t see the location you’re looking for? With program offerings in over 50 countries, perhaps designing a faculty-led program option is best for you!
- Costa Rica
- New Zealand
- South Africa
University of Maine
Customized Summer Internship in Multiple Destinations
Designed in close collaboration with the Department of Communication and Journalism, these eight week internships carry major specific credit. Internships are designed to provide professional experience and allow integration of the on-site work experience with the skills and theories learned in the classroom. Locations of placements include: San Jose, Costa Rica; London, England; and Rome, Italy.
Customized Summer Internships in Sydney, Australia
CIS Abroad worked closely with the Study Abroad Office and the Department of Engineering to design these six week customized placements that match their students experiences, career goals, interests and skills. Interns earn up to six credits while working in companies that specialize in Environmental Science, Urban & Design, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Robotics, Food, and the Business of Engineering.
Customized Semester Internships in Multiple Destinations
Designed with the Dean of International Education, CIS Abroad developed this rolling admissions internship program that carries full credit for a semester-long experience. Coupled with language classes when desired, all majors can spend a term earning 12 or 15 credits and working in Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ireland, or South Africa. Excursions and special events included.
University of Texas - Austin
Customized Summer Internships in Barcelona
The Business and Engineering departments helped design this innovative experience to meet the credit and career needs of their majors. Six and nine week options are available to all majors within these departments, and some English-only placements are available. Spanish language courses, excursions, and a weekly cultural agenda complement the rigorous placements.
“We work with you all at CIS Abroad because you have a phenomenal team. We can get to the problem solvers quickly. And whenever we need you, you respond immediately. Thank you!”
Carolina Robinson, Director of Education Abroad - University of Alabama
How do we go from proposal to implementation?
After we have received your program questionnaire, we will contact you to discuss your program needs in greater detail and create a program proposal for you to review. When the proposal looks good, submit it to your institution for approval. Once approved, we will create a contract and help you to spread the word on campus.
Phase Two: Implementation
Market on campus
Students apply to the program
Pre-Departure meeting and orientation.
Phase Three: Follow-Up
Review student evaluations
Post-program meeting for future improvements and planning
Assistant Vice President of Custom Programs
What excursions and cultural activities are included?
Programs include our La Vida Local cultural curriculum, activities facilitated by our onsite staff to help students live like a local. Examples include cooking classes, neighborhood tours, and scavenger hunts. Programs also include day trips and potentially weekend trips.
What type of housing options are available?
Depending on the location, shared apartments, dorms, or homestays may all be options. Let us know your goals and we can help you pick the best housing option for your program.
Are meals included?
Most programs include a group welcome and farewell meal. Some programs include additional meals and you can tailor the amount by adding additional group meals or a meal stipend.
What courses and internship fields are available?
We offer courses and internship placements for nearly every major. Let us know what you are looking for and we can help you to select a program location that will best meet the academic needs of your students.
I don’t see my country of interest on your map...
Don’t see your destination listed? We still may be able to help you! One of the things our partners love most about us is our flexibility and “can do” attitude. We love a challenge, we have the experience venturing into new countries and the staff to assess the risks involved. So, when filling out your program questionnaire, go ahead, list your preferred destination and we’ll be in touch!