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Internships and Study Abroad

We encourage our International Studies students to complete an internship abroad or intern stateside with an international agency. Some students choose a study abroad opportunity for a semester, a summer, or even an entire year, during which they take language and cultural courses applicable to their SIU degree. To date, our students have studied or interned in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Our students have studied in such places as: Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland, Chile, Colombia, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates. Especially exciting is a new study abroad program in Spain and in addition, internships in Spain are also available. 

For more information, explore the department's Study Abroad webpage and/or SIU’s Study Abroad webpage which includes both a way to browse and search out opportunities. In addition, you might want to try an external website when trying to find international internships or study abroad opportunities that are right for you. If so, then Cultural Vistas.org might be a good place to explore.