International Experience

Students don't just study the global community; they become a part of it.

2 Students standing in front of Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russiaoking at papers; on the wall behind her is a map of South America covered with green hand printsAll IGS majors are required to undertake a significant international experience. They may choose to fulfill this program requirement through study abroad or an internship.

Many students choose to study abroad, and select from dozens of approved study abroad programs, including Universidad de Alicante (Spain), Beijing Institute of Education (China), the University of Haifa (Israel) and the University of Cape Town (South Africa). Please review the IGS Study Abroad page to learn more about fulfilling the international experience requirement through study abroad.

Alternatively, students can choose an internship connected with the themes of the IGS program. With the help of IGS faculty and the staff of the Hiatt Career Center, students can find internship programs geared to their own specific interests and desired locations. Recent internships for IGS students include:

Please review the IGS internship page to learn more about fulfilling the international experience requirement through an internship.

We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has interfered with students’ international experience plans. IGS has created flexibility to ensure that students can fulfill the requirement as we manage the pandemic. After you review the IGS study abroad page and IGS internship page, you may review the flexbility provided due to the pandemic here