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Research/Intern/Volunteer

If a traditional study abroad experience does not interest you or you have already studied abroad, you may want to consider participating in a research, intern, or volunteer program abroad.

Types

Research Abroad

Research abroad programs provide students with the opportunity to conduct research while gaining cultural competency in a different country. These opportunities may be organized individually, coordinated by a college or academic department, or facilitated by a program provider.

This opportunity may be ideal for students who are interested in:

  • Pursuing Graduate School
  • Getting an early start in the competitive world of research
  • Obtaining hands-on experience
  • Exploring career options
Intern Abroad

Intern abroad programs provide students with the opportunity to gain practical experience and exposure to an area of academic interest, while exploring a new culture and country. Interning abroad students with a more practical experience compared to a traditional academic one. Most international internships are unpaid but provide an invaluable experience. These opportunities may be organized individually, coordinated by a college or academic department, or facilitated by a program provider.

This opportunity may be ideal for students who are interested in:

  • Improving language proficiency or gaining industry-specific language skills
  • Gaining valuable work experience
  • Immersing in a different culture
  • Creating an international network

Why pay to intern abroad?

  • Rid yourself from planning. Program organizers typically coordinate housing, placements, orientations, etc.
  • Receive help with visa applications
  • Participate in supplemental cultural and career development activities
Volunteer Abroad

Volunteer abroad programs provide students with the opportunity to give their time and energy to helping others while immersing themselves in a new culture. These opportunities may be organized individually; coordinated by a college, academic department; or facilitated by a program provider.

This opportunity may be ideal for students who are interested in:

  • Practicing a language
  • Exploring career options
  • Developing transferable skills
  • Making a positive impact abroad

Why pay to volunteer abroad?

  • Rid yourself of planning. Program organizers usually coordinate housing, placements, orientations, etc.
  • Quality of placements are usually monitored by program organizers
  • Availability of on-site support to assist with needs that may arise

Benefits

  • Flexible dates
  • Many affordable program options
  • Practical experience for your resume
  • Option of receiving credit and financial assistance
  • Great opportunity for past study abroad participants to go abroad again

Eligibility

  • Cumulative 2.0 GPA (as well as requirements of the sponsoring program provider or host institution)
  • Good academic and conduct standing

Application

Students participating in research, intern, or volunteer abroad experiences may need to complete an application process with the program providers. If credit will be transferred back to Tarleton State University, student will need to complete the Course Verification Form. If student will not be receiving credit from another institution, he/she must register travel with the International Programs Office to comply with University regulations.

Program Search

If you are searching for a program option that will work best for you, you may start by looking through the Study Abroad Programs search engine. If, after looking through the search engine, you still have not found an option that interest you, look through the list of our third party providers.

Study Abroad Portal