International Experience Opportunities

International Experience Types

Internship Programs

Purpose:  Gain professional experience related to your major or future career. 
Credit:  Several internships are part of a formal study abroad program. A few students organize UNH independent study or practicum credit. There can be no academic credit for internships without a course 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. While often unpaid, some may offer other compensation (e.g. room, board, reimburse expenses).  Global Education Center scholarships may be available for internships. If you are a Paul College student, check here for details about the Internship Opportunity Fund. 

Volunteer Programs

Purpose: Provide assistance to local communities 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.
1.  A few opportunities are UNH programs such as IROP, and SURF Abroad.
2.  Some students organize UNH independent study, practicum credit or conduct research for a capstone project.
3.  Several are part of a formal study abroad program. 
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.