Intern & Research Abroad
There are many incredible opportunities to intern and research abroad! Some programs allow you to add an internship or research component to other coursework. Some programs offer standalone internship and research opportunities. Connect with an Education Abroad Adviser to learn more!
Funding opportunities for credit-bearing internship and research programs:
Students are eligible to use financial aid towards the cost of internships and research programs so long as the credits will be applied towards their VCU degree. Work closely with your VCU Academic Adviser and Education Abroad Adviser to approve internship or research credits for transfer back to VCU. The Baldacci, Buerlein, Gilman, and Presidential International Education Award scholarships are all applicable to internship and research programs. Individual program providers may also have scholarship offerings. Please visit our Funding page here for more information about these scholarships and how to apply.
Non-credit bearing international internship and research programs are not eligible for financial aid.
When you begin your registration with VCU, you will be prompted to pay the $250 Education Abroad non-refundable fee that is required for applicants to all education abroad programs. Please do not pay this fee until you have been accepted into your program and are sure you will participate.
Credit-Bearing International Internships
|Internship Opportunities||Areas of Study||Terms Available|
|ABSParis (Paris, France)||Marketing & eCommerce, Finance, Tourism, Hospitality, Sports, Fashion & Luxury Retail||Summer (must also participate in the Spring semester)|
|Sant'Anna Institute (Sorrento, Italy)||Business, Psychology, Communications, Biology & Arts
Customizable options for many majors
|SRISA (Florence, Italy)||Fine Arts, Mass Communications||Semester|
|Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy)||Business, Mass Communications||Semester|
|University of Westminster (London, England)||Fashion, Business, Mass Communications, Psychology||Semester|
|API (many locations)||Options for many majors||Semester, Summer|
|CEA Study Abroad (many locations)||Options for many majors||Semester, Summer|
|CIS Abroad (Thailand or Ireland)||Options for many majors||Semester, Summer|
|SAI Programs (Italy or Spain)||Options for many majors||Semester, Summer|
|ISA Programs (many locations)||Options for many majors, including STEM and Engineering||Semester, Summer|
|USAC (many locations)||Options for many majors||Semester, Summer|
Credit-Bearing International Research
|Research Opportunities||Areas of Study||Terms Available|
|University of Nicosia (Nicosia, Cyprus)||Health Sciences, Engineering, Business, Mass Communications, Humanities
Opportunities for many majors
|CEA Study Abroad (Spain, Argentina, or Italy)||Personalized research opportunities and independent study projects
Opportunities for many majors
|TEAN (Auckland, Australia)||Humanities||Summer|
|Arcadia Abroad (Spain, or the UK)||STEM research projects||Summer|
|SIT Study Abroad (many locations)||Opportunities for students focused on critical global issues||Semester, Summer|
|School for Field Studies - SFS (many locations)||Opportunities for students focused on environmental research||Semester, Summer|