Intern Abroad for Academic Credit

As a CIsabroad participant of an intern abroad program, you have a couple options for receiving credit for your internship:

Option 1: Transferable credit arranged through CISabroad

Through our partnership with Plymouth State University, you can earn between 3-12 credits in the fields listed below. Note: the field is listed, the Plymouth State University course number that will appear on your transcript, as well as the range of credits available. Contact an advisor to see if the the following fields are available in your study abroad location.

Course Name/
Syllabus
Course
Number
Credits Applicable Fields for Transfer Credit
Art History AH 4880 3-6 Museum Studies, Curation
Anthropology AN4610 3-12
Business BU 4600 3-12 Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Finance, International
Communications and Media Studies CM 3950 3-6 Advertising, Communication, Film and Television, Journalism, Public Relations.

students must have taken “Intro to Media and Cultural Studies” and “Intro to Communication”

Criminal Justice CJ 4580 3-6 Criminology, Law
Dance DN 4410 3-12
English EN 4950 3-12 English and Literature
only offered as pass/fail.
Environmental Planning EPL 3960 3-6 Environmental Science and Sustainable Development
Geography GE 3960 3-6
Graphic Design AG 4900 3-6 only offered to students with senior status (students must have completed the equivalent of 90 credits).
History HI 4000 3-6
Music MU 4410 3-12
Philosophy HI 4000 3
Political Science PO 4010 3-12
Social Sciences SO 3910 3-6 Psychology
Sociology SO 4601 3-12
Theater TH 4410 3-12
Tourism Management TMP 4000 3-12 Eco-tourism, Hospitality, Tourism, Recreational Management.

Eligibility
To receive credit from CISabroad through Plymouth State University, interns must have completed a minimum of 60 hours (approximately 2 full years) of college or university credit before going on the program and be majoring or minoring in one of the fields listed above.

GPA: 2.5

Cost
There is an $800 fee for interns who wish to receive credit from Plymouth State University. There is no price difference for 3, 6, 9, or 12 credits.

How is credit given?
Credit will be assessed and given based on the successful completion of a variety of assignments. Assignments include an essays, journals, and evaluations and will be assessed based on the grading rubric.

  • Minimum 3 page pre-departure paper based on intern’s goals for the program
  • Directed, reflective internship journal completed by intern during the program (four entries)
  • Mid-term Online Evaluation completed by intern
  • Evaluation completed by internship supervisor
  • 8-10 page reflective essay on overall learning experience

Credit is given in letter grade format (A,B,C,D,F) in a specific academic discipline. The amount of credit is awarded based on the number of hours interned: 120 hours = 3 credits, 240 hours = 6 credits, 360 hours = 9 credits, 480 hours = 12 credits. Interns will receive a transcript 6-10 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.

Plymouth State University, CISabroad’s accrediting partner, is a NEASC accredited institution with over 20 years of experience awarding internship credit both domestically and internationally. Plymouth State University has been nationally recognized for its commitment to the environment and for innovative programs that are making an impact both regionally and globally.

Option 2: Credit arranged through your home institution

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

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