External Internships

These external internship programs are offered by provider organizations who specialize in making internship placements abroad. They are unpaid internships and are credit-bearing placements.

Credit

Students take an internship course through one of the provider organizations below. Upon successful completion of this course, students are given a transcript which they can then use to transfer the credits back to GVSU. This transcript often has an additional charge, which is listed below, and can be accredited through a School of Record that the organization works with (ex. API transcripts come from Nichols College). 

PLEASE NOTE: some programs (Engineering, Nursing, Computer Science, Exercise Science) do not allow their 490 course requirement to be fulfilled by transfer credit. Students in these programs must consider GVSU Approved Programs to fulfill their GVSU 490 course. 

Provider Organizations

Organization

Region(s)

Semesters

Transcript

Specifics

Academic Programs International (API)

Various countries in Europe, South America, New Zealand, Australia

Fall/Winter/Summer

$750 fee through Nichols College
(3-6 credits) 

Internship only

Academic Studies Abroad (ASA)

Various countries in Europe, Argentina

Fall/Winter/Summer

Issued by local university

Taken with classes

American Institute for Foreign Studies (AIFS)

Various countries in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Argentina

Fall/Winter/Summer

Transcript through Fairfield University 

Option 1: Summer, 3-6 Credits, $600
Option 2: Semester, up to 9 Credits, $900

Option to take with classes

Barcelona SAE

Spain Only

Fall/Winter/Summer

Issued by local university

Barcelona, Spain ONLY

CAPA

Various countries in Europe, Australia

Fall/Winter/Summer

Transcript through University of Minnesota or SUNY Oswego
(3-6 credits)

Required to take Global Internship Course alongside Internship

CET Academic Programs

Various countries in Asia, Czech Republic

Fall/Winter/Summer

Issued by local university

Taken with classes

CIS Abroad

Various locations throughout the world

Fall/Winter/Summer

$600 fee with Plymouth State University

Internship only

CIEE

Various locations throughout the world

Fall/Winter/Summer

$500 fee with Tulane University

Option to take with classes

Global Semesters

Cyprus

Fall/Winter

Issued by local university
(3 credits)

Nicosia, Cyprus ONLY

HECUA

Ecuador, Northern Ireland, Italy, Norway, New Zealand

Fall/Winter

Issued by HECUA

Service learning
Urban-focused
Taken with classes

IES Abroad

Various locations throughout the world

Fall/Winter/Summer

$375 fee with University of Rochester

Required to take Internship Seminar alongside Internship

International Studies Abroad (ISA)

Various locations throughout the world

Fall/WInter/Summer

$300 fee from Carroll College

Option to take with classes

Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU)

Will be updated as information comes

     

John Cabot University

Italy

Fall/Winter/Summer

Issued by John Cabot University
(3 credits)

Rome, Italy ONLY
Taken with classes
More info here

Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI)

Various locations throughout the world

Fall/Winter/Summer

Issued by Lincoln University
(3 credits)

Taken with classes

School for International Training (SIT)

Various locations throughout the world

Fall/Winter/Summer

Issued by SIT
(3 credits)

Taken with classes
Humanitarian-focused

School for Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS)

Eastern Europe, Russia

Fall/Winter/Summer

Issued through either local university or a U.S. school of record

Taken with classes

Study Abroad Italy (SAI)

Italy

Fall/Winter/Summer

Issued through U.S. school of record

Taken with classes

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)

Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand

Fall/Winter/Summer

$350 fee from Elmhurst University
(6 credits)

Some locations are Internship only

University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)

Various locations throughout the world

Fall/Winter/Summer

Issued by local university
(3 credits)

Taken with classes

World Endeavors

Various locations throughout the world

Fall/Winter/Summer

Issued by University of California Berkeley
(3 credits)

Required to take Internship Course alongside Internship