Research, Internships, and Independent Study
Each year, an increasing number of U of A students participate in international internships, research projects and independent study programs. Unlike other study abroad programs, these opportunities are directed on an individual basis with guidance from each student’s academic department.
Recent students have conducted undergraduate thesis research in Malawi, interned in Scotland, and worked in biology labs in rural Brazil. New opportunities arise each year, so students should engage their academic advisors and professors to stay apprised of future placements.
The Office of Study Abroad advises students participating in directed opportunities to make appropriate arrangements for academic credit, financial aid, international health insurance, and any required visas. All students earning credit for work completed abroad must be registered with the Office of Study Abroad and enrolled in a course section with an international designation.
Students who are already working with their academic departments on an individual research or internship opportunity should contact the Office of Study Abroad to start the registration process. We will walk you through enrollment and financial aid and make sure you have the pre-departure resources you need.
In addition to U of A directed programs, the Office of Study Abroad also works with several external partners who offer internships for academic credit throughout the world. Students interested in exploring opportunities with an external partner have options in many fields of study across the globe. If you are interested in an external internship or research program, contact the Office of Study Abroad to meet with our external programs advisor.
Study Abroad Office Contact
Independent Study Advisor