Round-out your study abroad program with an internship opportunity!

So. Many. Options,

In addition to our dedicated Intern programs, API also offers students the option to experience teach, volunteer, and intern opportunities while on a semester, academic year, or summer study abroad program. In many cases, students can earn academic credit, though some opportunities are offered without credit. Most of these opportunities are included in the cost of the program, though a few are offered for an additional fee.

Study Abroad + Internships

Argentina

  • Buenos Aires - Universidad de Belgrano - SUMMER (3 semester credits; placement opportunities in teaching positions)
  • Buenos Aires - ALL SEMESTER PROGRAMS - SEMESTER (no academic credit; placement opportunities with the Buenos Aires city government; additional fee required)
  • Mendoza - Universidad de Congreso - SEMESTER (3-4 semester credits; placement opportunities include accounting, architecture and design, communications, construction, cultural heritage, environmental management, finance, historical research, hospitality and tourism, journalism, legal, marketing, office/administrative, technology, and wine industry)

Australia

  • Brisbane - Griffith University - SEMESTER (3-4 semester credits; placement opportunities in a variety of fields)
  • Gold Coast - Griffith University - SEMESTER (3-4 semester credits; placement opportunities in a variety of fields)
  • Melbourne - La Trobe University - SEMESTER (3-4 semester credits; placement opportunities include media studies and sports journalism)
  • Sydney - Macquarie University - SEMESTER (4 semester credits; placement opportunities include non-profits, government agencies, or local businesses)

Bhutan

  • Thimphu - Royal Thimphu College - SEMESTER (3 semester credits; placement opportunities include NGOs, community service, and environmental organizations)

Chile

China

Costa Rica

  • San José - Universidad Veritas - SEMESTER (2-3 semester credits; study Spanish and/or complete coursework in a broad array of subject areas while completing an internship in your major)
  • San José - International Center for Development Studies - SEMESTER (3 semester credits; service learning course allowing for placement within NGOs within urban San José combined with Spanish language and additional coursework in English)

Croatia

  • Dubrovnik - Libertas International University - SEMESTER (no academic credit, though a certificate of participation is awarded; placements through local NGOs and local news/media services.)

Ecuador

  • Quito - Universidad San Francisco de Quito - SEMESTER (3 semester credits; service learning course working with NGOs in Quito and surrounding areas)
  • Quito - Universidad San Francisco de Quito - SUMMER (3 semester credits; government internship provides for placement within the city of Quito; ideal for students interested in public policy and administration and/or international cooperation)

England

France

  • Grenoble - Université Grenoble Alpes - SEMESTER (3 semester credits; teaching internship placements)
  • Paris - Institut Catholique de Paris; Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne; Université de Paris Dauphine; Université de Paris Diderot - SEMESTER (3 semester credits; teaching placements)

Ireland

Italy

New Zealand

  • Auckland - AUT University - SEMESTER (6-8 semester credits; placement opportunities in a wide variety of majors and fields)

Poland

  • Kraków - Jagiellonian University - SEMESTER (no academic credit; placements through the Galician Jewish Museum and Krakow's Volunteer Center and Children's Friends Society.)

Scotland

  • Edinburgh - University of Edinburgh - SEMESTER (15-17 credits for the program; placement in the Scottish Parliament)
  • Stirling - University of Stirling - SUMMER (3 semester credits; various placement opportunities in summer 2 session)

Spain

  • Bilbao - Universidad de Deusto - SEMESTER (4 semester credits; placements with local businesses, organizations, and educational institutions)
  • Granada - Universidad de Granada - SEMESTER/SUMMER (credit available for academic year internships; placements with local businesses, organizations, and educational institutions)
  • Madrid - Suffolk University - SEMESTER (credit available; placement opportunities in a variety of fields including global business, communications and journalism, economics, government, history, management, marketing, philosophy, psychology, sociology, theater, science, and women's and gender studies).

Study Abroad + Teach

Argentina

  • Buenos Aires - Universidad de Belgrano - SUMMER (3 semester credits; teaching placement opportunities at a local primary school)

Australia

  • Melbourne - La Trobe University - SEMESTER (no academic credit; placement opportunities in ESL volunteer teaching positions)

France

  • Grenoble - Université Grenoble Alpes - SEMESTER (3 semester credits; teaching internship placements at local middle schools; also Teacher Track for up to 16 semester credits)
  • Paris - Institut Catholique de Paris; Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne; Université de Paris Dauphine; Université de Paris Diderot - SEMESTER (3 semester credits; teaching internship placements in Parisian primary schools)

Hungary

Italy

Spain

  • Bilbao - Universidad de Deusto - SEMESTER (4 semester credits; internship placements with local educational institutions)
  • Granada - Universidad de Granada - SEMESTER/SUMMER (credit available for academic year internships; placements with local educational institutions)
  • Salamanca - Universidad de Salamanca - SEMESTER (no academic credit; teaching internship placements available with local educational institutions)

In addition to our portfolio of study abroad and intern abroad programs, API also offers students the option to extend their experience abroad and complete volunteer service after their coursework ends. Volunteer add-ons can be a great way to deepen your understanding of the host culture and engage further with your host community (if you stay in your same host city), or to experience a new host country and culture with API support (if you elect to volunteer in another location).

We encourage you to consult the links below for site-specific info. For details about how to apply, speak to your API Program Manager or Coordinator. Interested students are encouraged to apply to volunteer before they go abroad to study or once on-site (at least a minimum of 12 weeks prior to their study abroad program's official end date). 

Study Abroad + Volunteer Add-On

Argentina

Buenos Aires

  • Cost - Starting at $1,190 (+$450 for each additional week)
  • Duration - minimum 2 weeks
  • Placements - Administration, child care, coaching, construction/maintenance, medical/health/nutrition, social justice, teaching/tutoring
  • Special Requirements - 18+, some placements require intermediate Spanish language ability

Chile

Santiago, Valparaíso

  • Cost - Starting at $1,380 (+$425 for each additional week)
  • Duration - minimum 2 weeks
  • Placements - Child care, coaching (surfing), reforestation/environmental education, youth empowerment, social justice, NGO administration, teaching/tutoring
  • Special Requirements - 18+, some placements require intermediate Spanish language ability

Costa Rica

San José (rural placements)

  • Cost - Starting at $1,350 (+$400 for each additional week)
  • Duration - minimum 2 weeks
  • Placements - Child care, environment/ecology, social justice, education
  • Special Requirements - 18+

San José (sustainable farming)

  • Cost - Starting at $1,505 (+$413 for each additional week)
  • Duration - minimum 2 weeks
  • Placements - Sustainable farming, agriculture
  • Special Requirements - 18+