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.

    CEA’s Virtual Global Internship program

    Campus Brazil: Virtual Team Internship (Summer 2021)

  • 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!

    Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey – Mexico

  • Virtual Workshops

    Mathematical Sciences Semesters in Guanajuato at 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.

    MSSG at CIMAT Data Science Problem Solving Workshop

  • Virtual Coursework and Scholarship Opportunities

    There are many ways to learn and grow from the international community beyond traditional study abroad programming. This includes virtual courses with an embedded site visit to Sweden. Students will participate in an online project-based course, travel to Sweden for an international field study, and attend sessions at the 2021 Nobel Week Dialogue: a collaborative event that brings some of the world’s leading scientists, policy-makers, and thinkers together to explore scientific topics through a global lens.

    EF College Study and The Forum on Education Abroad have created a first-of-its-kind, high-impact student scholarship program, in collaboration with EF’s educational partner the Nobel Prize Museum. This interdisciplinary program is dedicated to including students from diverse backgrounds, and future leaders from all over the world are invited to apply. Only 10 students will be selected to attend the prestigious program, and all applications are due May 5th, 2021.

    Nobel Student Scholarship