When do your University Programs run?
Our programs run three times a year – Winter/Spring, Summer and Fall – for 12 weeks at a time. The specific dates for each term will be listed in the program webpage.
Will I receive academic credit for participating in the program?
The academic component of the program is structured so that students are able to earn credits while participating in the program. Each participant is automatically enrolled in two courses at their host institution abroad. Once admitted into the program, we will remind you to submit the paperwork needed to apply for the transfer of credits (and support where necessary). Ultimately, it is the responsibility of each participating student to reach out to their academic advisors and confirm that the courses can and will transfer back to their home university.
Where will I intern during my program?
The internship component of the program is designed to give participants an opportunity to develop valuable skills whilst working within a sector that is of interest to them. Once an applicant is admitted into a program, we work with them to determine the most suitable internship placement. We match students with one of our over 70 partner organizations by considering a variety of factors, and strive to only arrange placements that will result in a mutually beneficial relationship between the intern and their internship host.
What type of support can I expect in-country?
We always have a Program Director that lives in-country and oversees the program. The in-country staff will live in close proximity to the program residence.
What will my life abroad be like?
The pace of life in the cities where our programming takes place can be very different from what you’re used to. Kampala is a bustling, congested city in transition that offers diverse array of experiences. Suva is a quaint city, where the beauty of the tropics is met with a slower paced island lifestyle. Chiang Mai’s ancient architecture and vibrant local markets make it a tourist’s fantasy. While living in any of these cities, your week will consist of interning and attending lectures. Additionally, participants will spend time exploring new restaurants, cultural attractions, and nightlife hotspots. Participants often use weekends and the weeklong break to venture out of the city and visit nearby tourist destinations.
Where will I live?
Our program participants are housed in fully furnished apartments or guest houses, that are centrally-located and are in close proximity to restaurants, grocery stores and more.
I have participated in your University program. How can I get a second copy of my official transcript?
You can submit a request for additional copies of your transcript via your Program Director. Please note that you will need to pay a $50 USD administrative fee for each additional transcript copy, plus the cost of the shipping via DHL (in the event that you need the documents sent to an academic institution or to your home).