International Experience Opportunities

International Experience Types

Internship Programs

Purpose:  Gain work experience related to your major or future career. 
Credit:  Some are part of a formal study abroad programs. Some students organize UNH independent study or practicum credit. There can be no academic credit for internships without a study component.
Finances:  Those that are for-credit will require program or tuition fees. In these cases, financial aid is available. Financial aid is not available for non-credit internships. These are often unpaid, but may offer compensation (e.g. room, board, reimburse expenses). 

Volunteer Programs

Purpose: Provide assistance in areas such as community development, social services, child care, elder care, public health, nature conservation, sustainable development, teaching English, women's empowerment, peace building, etc.
Credit:  No academic credit, unless student organizes an independent study or participates in part of a service course.
Finances:  Usually unpaid but some may offer compensation (e.g. room & board). Scholarships may be available.

Research Programs

Purpose:  Gain experience conducting research abroad.
Credit:  Some are part of a formal study abroad programs. Some students organize UNH independent study or practicum credit. Other opportunities are stand alone UNH international research programs, eg. IROP.
Finances:  Depends on program.

Post-graduate Opportunities

Purpose:  Gain experience teaching English as a second language or working abroad.
Finances:  Depends on program.
Other:  Many programs require a B.A. Some do not require any teacher training/certification or language proficiency other than in English. Many positions are available in Asia and Eastern Europe. Some volunteer programs offer English teaching opportunities.