Learning Abroad offers a variety of programs including summer/spring break/fall break programs led by University of Utah faculty; fall, spring, or academic year exchange programs; and programs offered through approved study abroad providers. With over 200 programs in 50 countries, you will find the perfect fit for your studies!
Africa: Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania
Asia & the Pacific: Australia, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Japan, Nepal, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Vietnam
Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden
Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela
Middle East: Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Tunisia, Turkey
Summer Internship Program at the National Council on US-Arab Relations (UCUSAR) in Washington, DC. A ten-week professional, academic, and career opportunity including academic seminars and site visits.
Presidential Internships at the American University in Cairo: Selected individuals spend one academic year working at AUC, studying Arabic, and partaking in the rich intellectual and cultural life of both AUC and Cairo. Each intern fulfills a full-time position in one of seven offices. Additionally, interns have the opportunity to study Arabic or to enroll in one course per semester through the university. Interns also benefit from faculty privileges such as housing and library privileges and enjoy AUC-sponsored opportunities to discover the culture and history of Cairo, Egypt, and the Middle East.
Internships and Cooperative Education Programs with the CIA: The CIA offers three opportunities for students. Follow the link for more information. If interested in the cooperative education program, you will need to check with Career Services, 350 SSB, 581-6186, to see if this program qualifies for the University of Utah Cooperative Ed program in which you earn credit toward your degree with the internship.
USAID Watch the site periodically for new listings. Beyond internships or employment information, the site has a number of postings worth reviewing.
US Department of State Student Programs: The Department manages several student employment/internship programs through which students gain experience in a foreign affairs environment. Some of our students work in Washington, D.C., others have the opportunity to work at an embassy overseas. Positions are both paid and unpaid and many are available during spring, summer or fall.
Funding Your International Experience
In addition to national scholarships available for international programs, Learning Abroad and the Hinckley Institute of Politics offer scholarships for students participating in their programs. As well, federal financial aid can be used for your international experience if you typically receive financial aid. To receive adequate funding, make sure to plan ahead and do your research to be eligible for as many funding sources as possible. Check out some of the available scholarships.