Virtual International Opportunities
Gain valuable cross-cultural experience without leaving home!
The global pandemic caused by COVID-19 has meant a momentary pause on international travel, however, the need for students to develop important cross-cultural skills has only increased. This pause in travel has provided us with an opportunity to develop new virtual international opportunities. Whether gaining real-world remote work experience by interning with an international organization or practicing your foreign language skills by taking an online language course with native speakers, we’ve worked with our partners around the world to bring you these unique opportunities. Explore the options below to learn how you can have a meaningful intercultural experience without leaving the U.S.
Virtual International Internships
Gain global work experience by completing a virtual internship with a company or organization abroad. Our partners will help find you a tailored global internship to help you develop cross-cultural and remote work skills.
Virtual Exchange Programs
UIC has several exchange university partners around the world where you can take classes. Some are now offering online coursework for students to have the experience of studying with international faculty and students while gaining a global perspective. Explore these opportunities below!
Mathematical Sciences Semesters in Guanajuato at CIMAT
UIC’s partner in Mexico, CIMAT, is offering a Data Science Problem-Solving Workshop in Summer 2021. This is a non-credit bearing workshop, but an opportunity to network in the field of Mathematical Sciences and enhance your data science skillsets and communication skills.
Students will participate in on-line classes, meetings with the partner organization (client), and participate in collaborative problem-solving sessions led by a mentor from CIMAT and supported by one of our researchers.
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education (BSME) Online Summer Program
UIC is pursuing a partnership with Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education. BSME is offering a tuition-free online summer program for students for Summer 2021. BSME is designed for those interested in the learning and teaching of secondary mathematics. BSME participants explore the Hungarian pedagogy, in which a strong and explicit emphasis is placed on problem solving, mathematical creativity, and communication. The online Summer 2021 program is being offered for free, although students will have to pay a small registration fee to reserve a spot in each course. If students are interested in receiving a transcript from BSME to try and transfer credits into UIC, then there is a fee, however, if students are only participating for the experience and knowledge then the program is otherwise tuition free. Find more information here.